Public servant ... and Uber driver? Bureaucrats and second jobs

By John Wilson
Updated April 24 2018 - 8:55pm, first published August 31 2016 - 10:56pm

Most public servants know their ability to undertake external work while employed in the APS is constrained. The Public Service Commission advises that "agencies should develop policies about outside employment", and indicates that departments can require staff to seek permission before working outside the APS. Many departments have followed the commission's guidance, and forms titled "request for outside employment" or similar abound.

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