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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) values your privacy and will only use the information that we collect about you, when applying for a vacancy or registering your interest in vacancies, to assess your suitability for employment with the ABS. The information that the ABS collects will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

By submitting a job application you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described below.

How your information will be collected
Information from you is collected directly when you submit your application or register your interest in vacancies at the ABS. This information will be retained on the ABS eRecruit system to enable the ABS to contact you and for your future reference. Additional information may be collected from you directly at any other stage during the selection process, including any tests of competency you sit, or at interview or from third parties such as your referees. We may also collect information from third parties as required by or allowed by law.

If you do not provide all the information requested during the application process the ABS may be unable to process your application or properly consider it.

How your information will be used
The information collected about you will be kept confidential and only used to assess your suitability for the relevant role. In some cases an Order of Merit may be created to fill similar roles at the ABS to that which was advertised in the following 12 month period. If placed on an Order of Merit, with your permission, your details may be shared with another Australian Government Agency looking to fill a similar vacancy.

If your application is successful, the information collected about you during the application process and subsequent electronic onboarding through the online application system will be used to commence your employment and transferred to the ABS payroll system. the ABS has engaged Acendre (formerly known as NGA.NET) to manage our job vacancies and the online application process. The ABS will not disclose your personal information without your consent, or unless required or authorised by law.

Who your information will be used by
Your information will be used by members of the Selection Panel responsible for assessing your application, the Delegate (the departmental manager who has overall authority to approve selection decisions), and ABS staff involved in the administration of recruitment services, workforce planning and personnel functions.

We may also disclose your information to staff of an external provider if they have been engaged to manage or assist with the recruitment process. These providers are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

If you are promoted as a result of a Gazetted recruitment process your name and some of your information will appear in the APS Employment Gazette.

For further information
The ABS privacy policy explains how you can make an inquiry or lodge a complaint if you think the ABS may have breached your privacy rights or its privacy responsibilities.

Contact Details
For more information contact the National Recruitment Unit on 1800 249 583 or

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