- Title page
- PART 1: ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE SERVICES COMMISSIONER
- State Services Commissioner's Annual Report on the State Services
- Remuneration of Public Service and State sector senior personnel
- PART 2: ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE SERVICES COMMISSION
- Section 1: Chief Executive's overview
- Section 2: Performance
- Section 3: Further information
Section 1: Chief Executive's overview
The State Services Commission is the Government's lead advisor on New Zealand's public management system and works with government agencies to support the delivery of quality services to New Zealanders.
The State Services Commission's role is broad and varied. It works with Public Service departments, Crown entities and other State sector organisations to ensure the New Zealand government sector operates efficiently and effectively.
The State Services Commissioner's statutory roles are to appoint and manage Public Service chief executives, provide leadership across the State Services, investigate and report on matters relating to the performance of the Public Service departments, provide guidance on integrity and conduct to State servants, and promote, develop and monitor equal employment opportunities policies and programmes for the Public Service. The State Services Commission also has a central role in developing State Services people capability and advises the Government on the structure of the State sector, including the allocation of functions between agencies.
A smaller State Services Commission means that we must be more selective about our interventions with agencies, must work more effectively with colleagues in the other central agencies and must lift our own performance to deliver on Ministerial expectations. The Performance Improvement Framework is a good example of how we can work more innovatively, collaboratively and nimbly.
This year will see us continue to engage with agencies and Ministers on the issues that are critical to improving system performance. We will sharpen our performance measurement and management of chief executives, agencies and sectors; ensure that the State sector is designed to be fit for purpose; support agencies through their employment relations negotiations; provide Ministers and agencies advice and guidance on system-wide issues including information and communication technologies, leadership and talent development, and integrity and conduct; and continue to work across the system to ensure that New Zealanders experience the very highest levels of service delivery.
State Services Commissioner