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COVID-19 update

Message from the Senior Chairperson:

The Merit Protection Boards (MPB) office has reopened and our team is now settling into a new mode of working.  The hearings for grievances and appeals have now returned to being conducted onsite at the MPB, subject to any changes in COVID-19 restrictions.

The MPB Statewide training programs advertised on this website (click the 'Training Dates' link at left) will continue in the online format however requests for face to face training will be considered where possible.  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 would like to thank the staff, our Board members and the many people we have worked with over the past 12 months for their efforts to ensure the work of the Board has continued and has maintained  the very highest standard possible.

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.