1. The Foreign Placement policy stipulates the process as follows:
(a) The vacant foreign posts are advertised, shortlisting is undertaken and interviews are conducted for final selection of candidates.
(b) The advertisement shall outline the inherent requirements such as academic qualifications as well as specific attributes as per the specific job evaluation specifications that are required for each post, in accordance with the foreign mission.
2. The posts have not been advertised. The number foreign offices have been rationalized. This took into consideration the impact over the years in various foreign offices. The posts for all foreign offices are all vacant and are being advertised. Shortlisting will be done and interviews will be conducted. Candidates will be appointed from the recommended interviewed qualifying candidates.
3. The former Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) had a Foreign Placement Policy:
a) The Policy was periodically reviewed.
b) With the merger of the two departments, a new policy has been finalised. .