If the relevant entity has not completed its investigation or determination within 30 days of the head of relevant entity having become aware of the reportable allegation or reportable conviction, the head of relevant entity must submit an interim report.
Most relevant entities will submit a 30-day interim report. This is because it takes time to obtain information about the allegation, arrange a suitable time to speak with relevant witnesses and obtain further evidence before putting the allegations to the employee who is the subject of the allegations.
When the relevant entity is relying on information and evidence from other agencies such as the Police, Department of Communities and Justice or another relevant entity, it can take some time for them to receive that information.
Read the helpful guidance on using our 30-day web-based form