Review of Staffing Decisions

Once BC Public Service employee applicants learn their application was unsuccessful, they have five calendar days to request feedback from the individual responsible for the appointment. Employee applicants not satisfied with the feedback should see How to Request a Review of a Staffing Decision (PDF, 357KB).

To determine the fifth calendar day in this process, the fifth day moves to the next business day if the fifth calendar day falls on a weekend or a statutory holiday. Day one is the day after the notification about the appointment decision is sent out. Employee applicants not satisfied with the feedback should read the Request a Review of a Staffing Decision (PDF, 357KB).

Regular appointments and temporary appointments for more than seven months are eligible for a review of staffing decisions.

Auxiliary appointments, lateral transfers, direct appointments, and temporary appointments under seven months are not eligible for a review of staffing decisions.

Request for Feedback

To start the review process, employee applicants must first request feedback from the individual responsible for the appointment within five calendar days after receiving notice of the staffing decision. Day one is the day after applicants receive the notification about the decision. If the fifth calendar day falls on a weekend or a statutory holiday, the next business day is considered the fifth day.

Request for an Inquiry

Employee applicants not satisfied with the feedback may request an internal inquiry by the Deputy Minister within five calendar days of receiving their feedback. The review of the staffing decisions process ends here for appointments to an excluded position.

Request for a Review

Employee applicants not satisfied with the result of an internal inquiry for Bargaining Unit positions may make a written request for a review by the Merit Commissioner within five days of receiving the results of the inquiry.

Learn more about the steps in the review of staffing decisions process: Review of Staffing Decisions Flowchart (PDF, 346KB).