**** COVID-19 UPDATE ****
As of 24 March 2020 the physical office of the Merit Protection Boards (MPB) will be temporarily closed, as part of the government's measures to help address the Coronavirus pandemic. However we do intend to keep accepting and hearing grievances and appeals under a different operating model.
MPB staff will be working online to respond to emails and where a phone call is not answered directly, please leave a voice message and we will respond as quickly as possible.
Grievances and appeals can still be submitted online or via email however any scheduled hearings will be conducted using a remote solution such as Webex, Skype or by telephone conference calls. When scheduling hearings, the use of technology will be discussed with you and you will be sent as much information as possible to assist you to confidently participate.
We are committed to being as flexible as possible in setting up the hearing schedules and thank you for your understanding of our endeavours.
About Merit Protection Boards
The Merit Protection Boards is an independent statutory body established to hear grievances; appeals and reviews from employees of the Department of Education and Training (Victoria).