The policies under this outcome outline how to screen and vet personnel and contractors to assess their eligibility and suitability. They also cover how to assess the ongoing suitability of entity personnel to access government resources and how to manage personnel separation.
The 3 core requirements in these policies, and the accompanying supporting requirements, set out what entities must do to achieve the personnel security outcome.
Each entity ensures its employees and contractors are suitable to access Australian Government resources, and meet an appropriate standard of integrity and honesty.
Policy 12: Eligibility and suitability of personnel
Each entity must ensure the eligibility and suitability of its personnel who have access to Australian Government resources (people, information and assets).
Entities must use the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) to conduct vetting, or where authorised, conduct security vetting in a manner consistent with the Personnel Security Vetting Standards.
- Pre-employment screening
- Security Clearances
- Personnel security vetting standards
- Personnel security adjudicative guidelines
- Procedural fairness
- Digital footprint checks framework
Policy 13: Ongoing assessment of personnel
Each entity must assess and manage the ongoing suitability of its personnel and share relevant information of security concern, where appropriate.
- Assessing and managing ongoing suitability
- Ongoing assessment of security cleared personnel
- Information sharing
Policy 14: Separating personnel
Each entity must ensure that separating personnel:
- have their access to Australian Government resources withdrawn
- are informed of any ongoing security obligations.
- Sharing information in the entity and with external stakeholders
- Ongoing obligations and security debriefs
- Withdrawal of access to Australian Government resources
- Risk assessments
- Security clearance actions
- Extended leave