CEO Model Standards February 2021

published on Friday, 5 February 2021 at 2:15:01 PM

On February 3 2021 the State Government commenced standards for the recruitment, selection, performance review and termination of Local Government CEOs, via the Local Government (Administration) Amendment Regulations 2021 (CEO Standards).

The CEO Standards amend the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 to prescribe model standards for the recruitment, selection, performance review and termination of Local Government CEOs.

In addition to prescribing minimum requirements for these processes, the CEO Standards will also require Local Governments to advertise the position of CEO if a period of 10 or more years has elapsed since a recruitment process has been carried out.

The Council of the Shire of Coolgardie will, in due course, consider the Standards to determine whether to vary them to reflect localised circumstances, by adding additional provisions.

 The Standards deal with such matters as:

  • Recruitment of CEOs -  selection criteria, job description, advertising the vacancy, selection panel,
  • Contract of employment, mandatory advertising after 10 years of incumbency,
  • Performance review of CEO
  • Termination of CEO

Please click here to see the model standards for CEO recruitment, performance and termination.

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