- Title page
- Foreword from the Minister of State Services
- Introduction from the State Services Commissioner
- Chief Executive Statement of Responsibility
- The Nature and Scope of our Functions
- Our Operating Environment
- Our Strategic Direction
- Our Medium-term Measures of Success
- Operating Intentions
- Organisational Health and Capability
- Managing Risk
- Departmental Capital and Asset Management Intentions
The Nature and Scope of our Functions
The State Services Commission’s purpose statement is: We provide leadership to the State Services so that government works better for New Zealanders.
The efficient and effective delivery of public services makes a significant difference to New Zealand’s success. The State Services Commission ensures that the agencies of the State Services are well placed to carry out Government policy and meet the needs of New Zealanders.
The State Services Commission has a leadership role across the State sector. We are responsible for the appointment and performance management of Public Service chief executives; we advise on the performance of agencies, both individually and collectively across all areas of government; and we advise on the performance of the public management system in the Public Service and Crown entities. With the other central agencies, we take an all-of-government view and work across the system to lift overall performance and improve the delivery of public services to New Zealanders.
The State Services Commission administers the State Sector Act 1988, the Protected Disclosures Act 2000 and the Crown Entities Act 2004 (with the Treasury), as well as five other minor Acts.