- Title page
- Executive Summary
- Number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Staff
- Contract Type and Term
- Part Time and Full Time Staff
- Public Service Data
- Skill Shortages and Recruitment Difficulties
- Representation of EEO Groups
- Salary Distribution of EEO Groups
- Age Distribution
- Management Profile
- The June 2000 Collection
- APPENDIX 1: PUBLIC SERVICE: FULL TIME EQUIVALENTS (FTES) AS AT 30 JUNE 1999
- APPENDIX 2: selected state sector organisations: FULL TIME EQUIVALENTS (FTES) AS AT 30 JUNE 1999
1 This paper reports information collected on an aggregate basis from all Public Service departments and other selected State sector organisations1 as at 30 June 1999. Next year, the State Services Commission will collect human resource information from departments on a unit record basis, which will facilitate greater analysis (paragraphs 41-43 refer). Six key findings from this survey stand out:
- Public Service Numbers - The Public Service now employs fewer than 30,000 staff (in terms of full time equivalents). While this is the first time that this has occurred since the Second World War, in recent years the transfer of functions to other parts of the State sector, rather than an overall downsizing, has largely driven the decrease in staff numbers. In the last year the overall reduction in staff numbers can largely be attributed to the transfer of departmental functions to commercial forms from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Valuation New Zealand (paragraphs 4-6 refer).
- Other Selected State Sector Organisations - The previous trend of declining Public Service numbers being matched by growth in the selected State sector organisations has ceased. The number employed in the selected State sector organisations has declined and restructuring activity is on a par with departments, although the average cost of redundancy is much lower (paragraphs 4-6, 7-10 refer).
- Individual Contracts - The trend for an increasing proportion of Public Service staff to be employed on individual contracts has continued. Over 40% of Public Service staff are now employed on individual contracts, compared with 17% five years ago. In addition, over 30% are on expired collective contracts, reflecting the emerging trend of a longer period between the expiry of a collective contract and the completed negotiation of a new one. By comparison, five years ago around 75% of Public Service staff were covered by current collective contracts (paragraphs 11-12 refer).
- Turnover - Staff turnover in departments is at its lowest level for four years, with resignations averaging 10% of all staff. The number of positions declared surplus as a result of restructuring was lower in the Public Service than occurred in the previous two years (paragraphs 18-19 refer).
- Maori Representation - The representation of Maori in the Public Service has increased to 14% compared with 8% in the employed labour force as a whole (paragraphs 24-25 refer).
- Age Distribution - The Public Service employs a markedly lower proportion of people aged less than 25 years (7%) than the total labour force (16%) (paragraph 36 refers).
1 "Selected State sector organisations" include Crown entities established to carry out work formerly done within the Public Service, non State Sector Act departments and Parliamentary organisations. For a list of the selected State sector organisations included in the survey, see Appendix 2.