- Title page
- Commissioner's Foreword
- A Public Service for the Future
- Executive Summary
- Staff Numbers
- People Costs
- Leadership in the State Services
- Capability and Diversity
- Appendix 1: FTE employees by department
- Appendix 2: Department diversity information
- Appendix 3: Tenure, annual leave, and sick leave by department
- Appendix 4: Occupations in the HR customised occupation groups
- Appendix 5: Definitions
Traditionally, agencies in the New Zealand State services have operated autonomously in making decisions on functional business areas. As part of Better Public Services reform, changes are being made to provide for stronger system-wide leadership across Results and by function.
Public Service agencies have been consolidating over time, and as at 30 June 2014 there are 29 Public Service agencies, the lowest number in 15 years. The number of Crown entities has also fallen, going from 127 in 2005 to 122 today.2
Changes in staff numbers in Public Service departments
The Public Service workforce has increased in size by 1.8% or 780 FTE employees during the 2014 June year. Fifteen departments had an increase in FTE employees and fourteen departments had a decrease, as shown in Figure 6.
- Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has increased by 364 FTE employees, mainly in Work and Income, as a result of Welfare Reform changes. This represents an increase of 4% of MSD total staff numbers.
- Inland Revenue Department increased by 166 FTE staff as a result of its Business Transformation Programme.
- Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority increased by 140 FTE to support the rebuild of greater Christchurch and in particular the central city.
- Ministry of Primary Industries increased by 106 FTE staff to support an increase in market access and border inspection work.
- The Ministry of Education increased by 94 FTE staff in areas such as Special Education and the implementation of Novopay.
- Statistics New Zealand decreased by 210 FTE owing to the completion of the 2013 Census and reorganisation of its workforce.
Figure 6: Changes in department FTE staff numbers, June year 2013-2014
2: This excludes any changes to the number of School Board of Trustees and Crown entity subsidiaries, of which there are around 2,435 and 200 respectively.