Speak Up Independent Review Process
Published Date: 31 May 2021
The NSW Rural Fire Service has established a process for our members to seek an independent review of serious misconduct matter/s they have reported.
The ‘Speak Up’ – Independent Review Process allows for matters which meet a set of eligibility criteria to be reviewed externally by legal firm, Clayton Utz.
This process is open to current and former members who have reported a serious misconduct matter in the past three years, and where they believe their claim was not handled appropriately, no action was taken, or the outcome was not appropriate.
Applications for a review can be made through this online portal.
The NSW RFS is considering a range of changes to its grievance and discipline handling process, and the ‘Speak Up’ process will remain open until new grievance and discipline system is implemented.