Most of the Commission's effort will be directed to supporting the Commissioner in the leadership and management of the achievement of the Development Goals for the State Services. However, the SSC has other responsibilities. They must be done well. In many cases they require dedicated staff and specialised skills. They include residual and other services arising out of Public Service restructuring, services required by statute or Cabinet minute, or those that are fully funded by third party revenue.
The other business of the State Services Commission includes:
provision of support to the Minister of State Services for correspondence, parliamentary questions and, as required, responses to select committees
maintaining government-to-government relationships through participation in international forums and briefings to international delegations
provision of accounting services for some other Public Service departments
management of the residual records of disestablished government departments
management of the outstanding legal liabilities of the pre-1988 State Services Commission and the former Ministry of Works and Development, and
the Treaty of Waitangi Information Unit, which is implementing a three-year programme to raise the level of public knowledge about the Treaty of Waitangi through the provision of factual and balanced information.