The VPSC, with the agreement of the Victorian Secretaries Board, issues the VPS Executive Pre-employment Screening Policy (the Policy) and associated guidance material.
This Policy addresses integrity risks associated with inadequate pre-employment screening of people seeking executive employment in the Victorian Public Service, and sets a minimum standard of pre-employment screening for VPS executives.
It requires that a Statutory Declaration and Consent Form be completed by candidates prior to a formal offer of employment being finalised for all VPS executive positions in public service bodies.
Candidates with a misconduct history are not necessarily precluded from employment. However, the Policy ensures that employers can access the information required in order for them to determine a preferred candidate’s suitability for a position based on a further understanding of their past employment history.