Appointment Policy Considerations

Notification

In making a decision on notification, deputy heads may want to consider that:

  • While the waiting period must be a minimum of 5 calendar days, a longer period may be appropriate to reflect the nature of the appointment process and to provide a real opportunity to resolve issues related to the appointment process. Factors influencing such a decision could include:
    • the size of the organization,
    • the geographic distribution of employees,
    • types of work schedules, and
    • the degree of employee access to computers and e-mail.
  • The waiting period should provide persons to be notified with an opportunity to indicate that they wish to discuss the appointment(s) being considered with the responsible manager.
  • The person originally considered for appointment is normally the person appointed. If a different person is appointed, or proposed for appointment, the manager should be sensitive to the potential impacts of this decision, not only on the person originally considered, but on all participants in the appointment process. For example, the person originally considered may never have had access to Informal Discussion. Consequently, if a person other than the person originally considered is to be appointed or proposed for appointment, a manager may decide to not proceed with the notification of appointment or proposal for appointment, but instead provide a notification of consideration for appointment for the new person being considered.