The Government expects Public Service departments to:
Actively participate in a whole of government redeployment process, as both a 'redeploying' and a 'hiring' agency (whether restructuring or not); and
Actively consider the appointment of surplus staff who are in the redeployment process into suitable positions, within the provisions of relevant legislation and employment agreements.
The Government invites the five Crown entities within 'core government administration' (Housing New Zealand Corporation, New Zealand Qualifications Authority, New Zealand Transport Agency, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and the Tertiary Education Commission) to also participate in the redeployment process on the same basis.
The redeployment process is also available for non-Public Service departments and other Crown entities outside of 'core government administration', should they wish to participate.