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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Message from the Senior Chairperson:

The physical office of the Merit Protection Boards (MPB) remains closed, as part of the government's ongoing measures to help address coronavirus (COVID-19) and at this stage the office will remain so for the foreseeable future.

The hearings for grievances and appeals have been successfully transferred to the Webex online platform and MPB staff assist all parties to confidently participate using this technology.  Schools have adapted extremely well to managing all aspects of their work remotely, we have certainly come a long way in a very short time.

MPB staff continue to respond to emails and take phone calls. When not able to answer a call directly the voice messages are responded to as quickly as possible.

The MPB Statewide training programs have also been adapted to the online format and these courses are advertised on this website.  Enrolments through LearnEd are filling courses quickly so if this is a professional development program you are keen to undertake please register as soon as you can so that you don't miss out this year. The feedback for the online training programs has been really positive and the program remains a valuable learning opportunity for those who attend.

I will continue to update our website as changes occur.

Alison Murphy

Senior Chairperson

New telephone number

The Merit Protection Boards has a new telephone number: (03) 7022 0040.

About Merit Protection Boards

The Merit Protection Boards is an independent statutory body established to hear grievances; appeals and reviews from employees of the Department of Education and Training (Victoria).

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Teaching Service, CRTs and school council employees

Members of the Teaching Service such as executive class, principals, assistant principals, teachers, and education support staff may be eligible to lodge a grievance (selection or personal) in relation to an action or decision which has been taken against them. Appeals against disciplinary action taken by the Department may be made to the Disciplinary Appeals Boards.  Whilst not members of the Teaching Service, casual relief teachers and school council employees may also be eligible to lodge a personal grievance in relation to an action or decision which has been taken against them.

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Victorian Public Service

Victorian Public Service employees (Executive Officers, VPS, Allied Health and Nurses) may be eligible to lodge an application for a Review of Action in relation to an action or decision which has been taken against them.