1. The recommendation of roster candidates does not require preliminary evaluation, assessment and review by a Central Review Body (CRB). However, hiring manager should ensure that the roster candidates meet the requirements of the job opening for which they are recommended. Prior to making a recommendation from the roster, hiring managers should give due consideration to all roster candidates whose applications have been released for review. It is recommended to maintain the records of such consideration as staff selection decisions may be contested through the administration of justice system. Please note when a roster candidate is recommended without submission of the job opening to the central review body, the recruitment will not result in any other candidates being placed on the roster.
  2. Although the recommendation of roster candidates does not require preliminary evaluation, assessment and review by a central review body, the hiring manager may choose to consider and assess roster candidates through the same procedures as other applicants (including tests, CBI, etc.). If the hiring manager wishes to recommend roster candidates for selection during or after the evaluation and assessment phase, s/he may do so without submission of the job opening to the central review bodies. If s/he submits the job opening to the central review bodies after the evaluation and assessment process, and the process is endorsed, the other recommended candidates will be placed on the roster.
  3. Where multiple positions are advertised under one job opening, the hiring managers may immediately recommend the selection of one or more roster candidates, and then continue with the evaluation and assessment of other applicants for the remaining positions.
  4. In all selections, the official with selection authority should be mindful of Staff Rule 9.6(e) on termination for abolition of posts and reduction of staff, and the order of retention, and the requirements of ST/AI/1999/9.

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Last modified: 21 July 2021