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Public Service of Excellence

Honesty, Impartiality, Service Oriented, Transparency, Accountability, Respect, Efficiency and Effectiveness


50th AnniversaryPolicy and Planning

  • Provide policy advice to Ministers of the Crown
  • Review the machinery (structures) of government
  • Review and approve organisational staffing structures
  • Establish human resource policies and standards
  • Investigate breaches of the Public Service Act and unresolved employment disputes
  • Report to Parliament on the State of Service

Human Resources Management 

  • Recruitment of Leaders for the Public Service¬†
  • Review the performance of Leaders of the Public Service
  • Review agency performance and capability
  • Provide capability development advice and coordinate Public Service-wide training
  • Administer the whole of government human resource management information system
  • Coordinate job evaluations and compliance with the public sector remuneration framework
  • Administer the New Zealand Government Superannuation Fund


Technical Assistance



Centralised HRMIS (Centralised Human Resource Management Information System)