The Workplace Bargaining Policy is the set of bargaining parameters imposed on Agencies by the Federal Government. It is the document which sets out the maximum 2% per annum salary increase and prevents the awarding of new entitlements or enhancements to existing entitlements.

The Policy also dictates all agreement proposals must be vetted and approved by the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) before being put to the workforce for a vote. In that way, the Federal Government has become a party to the AFP bargaining process and the Australian Public Service Commissioner is influencing operational outcomes in the AFP.