Each agency ensures its employees and all contractors are suitable to access South Australian Government resources and meet the required standards of honesty and integrity.
To support agencies to achieve this outcome, the SAPSF includes three Personnel Security (PERSEC) policies, each comprised of one core requirement and varying number of supporting requirements. These requirements cover the duration of a person’s employment in the public sector, from recruitment to separation.
PERSEC1: Recruiting employees
Core Requirement 10: Ensure the suitability of all new employees
This policy assists South Australian Government agencies to recruit eligible and suitable employees by undertaking appropriate and consistent pre-employment screening and vetting processes for all employees.
PERSEC2: Maintaining employee suitability
Core Requirement 11: Ensure the ongoing suitability of all employees
This policy assists South Australian Government agencies to ensure they maintain a high-level of confidence in their employee’s ongoing suitability to access South Australian Government information and resources. Applying this policy helps to ensure that each agency’s employees continue to meet all eligibility and suitability requirements established at the point of employment, or commencement in their current position, as well as manage the risk of insider threat.
PERSEC3: Employee separation
Core Requirement 12: Securely manage the separation of all employees
This policy sets out how South Australian Government agencies can manage any risks when people stop working for them, including ensuring departing employees maintain the requirement to protect South Australian Government information and resources.