As part of our commitment to open and transparent government, we will continue to proactively release information and documents which are in the public interest.

You will find these documents here. You can also check the Information Releases landing page for other released information such as Briefings to the Incoming Minister.

Release Date Description and download
Political Neutrality and Surveys
23 July 2019 Letter to the Minister of State Services
23 July 2019 REPORT – Political Neutrality and Surveys  
23 July 2019 Agency Investigation Reports
23 July 2019 State Services Commissioner’s Letters to Chief Executives
Strengthening independent oversight (children’s issues and Oranga Tamariki system)
10 May 2019 SSC Aide Memoire Consultation on options to strengthen independent oversight (children’s issues and Oranga Tamariki system)
10 May 2019 SSC Aide Memoire Strengthening independent oversight of the Oranaga Tamariki system an of children’s issues
10 May 2019 SSC Aide Memoire Strengthening independent oversight of children’s system
10 May 2019 SSC Aide Memoire Establishing the independent monitoring function for the Oranga Tamariki system
Strategic Approach to Support the Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions
08 May 2019 Cabinet Paper Strategic Approach to Support the Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions
08 May 2019 Cabinet Paper Strategic Approach to Support the Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions (Easy read version)
10 May 2019 Cabinet Paper Executive Summary Sign Language
08 May 2019 Cabinet Minute Strategic Approach to Support the Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions
Proactive Releases
29 April 2019 SSC Report Inquiry into use of external security consultants - review of Tertiary Education Institutions
29 April 2019 SSC Aide Memoire Meeting with Chief Ombudsman and Australian Information and Access Commissioners
29 April 2019 SSC Aide Memoire Meeting with Rt Hon Helen Clark and Delegation from the Open Government Partnership
29 April 2019 SSC Aide Memoire Information for the Living Wage Movement
29 April 2019

SSC Aide Memoire Information for the Living Wage Movement

31 October 2018 SSC Aide Memoire Ministerial Briefing on agency OIA Statistics January-June 2018
31 October 2018 SSC Aide Memoire work presented at World Congress for Political Science
14 September 2018 SSC Aide Memoire Chief Technology Officer (648 KB, PDF)
22 August 2018 Cabinet Paper Housing and Urban Development Institutional Arrangements (1.16 MB, PDF)
21 August 2018 Cabinet Paper Public Service Chief Executive Remuneration (930 KB, PDF)
30 July 2018 Weekly Report for the Associate Minister of State Services - Week ending 29 June 2018 (1,349 KB, PDF)
30 July 2018 Weekly Report for the Associate Minister of State Services - Week ending 22 June 2018 (1,178 KB, PDF)
30 July 2018 Weekly Report for the Associate Minister of State Services - Week ending 15 June 2018 (1,209 KB, PDF)
30 July 2018 Weekly Report for the Associate Minister of State Services - Week ending 8 June 2018 (1,181 KB, PDF)
30 July 2018 Weekly Report for the Associate Minister of State Services - Week ending 1 June 2018 (1,284 KB, PDF)
Chief Executive Appointments
30 July 2019 Appointment – Chief Executive (Toihautu) Ministry of Maori Development (Te Puni Kokiri)
25 June 2019 Appointment of the Secretary and Chief Executive – The Treasury
20 May 2019 Appointment of the Deputy State Services Commissioner
14 May 2019 Appointment of the Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand
19 December 2018 Appointment of the Chief Executive – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
18 December 2018 Appointment of the Deputy State Services Commissioner
11 December 2018 Appointment of the Comptroller of Customs and Chief Executive, New Zealand Customs Service
4 December 2018 Appointment of the Chief Executive - Ministry for Culture and Heritage
4 December 2018 Appointment of the Chief Executive - Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
6 November 2018 Appointment of the Chief Executive – Ministry of Social Development
21 August 2018 Appointment of the Chief of Air Force, the Chief of Army and the Chief of Navy (2.4 MB, PDF)
14 August 2018 Appointment of Chief Executive - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (957 KB, PDF)
29 May 2018 Appointment of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (1.63MB PDF)
23 May 2018 Appointment of Chief of Defence Force (973KB PDF)
Strengthening Proactive Release Requirements
18 September 2018 Cabinet paper Strengthening Proactive Release Requirements, 3 September 2018 (2.3 MB, PDF)
18 September 2018 CAB-18-MIN-0418 Strengthening Proactive Release Requirements, 3 September 2018 (694 KB, PDF)
18 September 2018 Cabinet paper Strengthening Proactive Release Requirements, 20 August 2018 (1.8 MB, PDF)
18 September 2018 CBC-18-MIN-0086 Strengthening Proactive Release Requirements, 20 August 2018 (692 KB, PDF)
18 September 2018 Cabinet paper Strengthening Proactive Release Requirements, 13 February 2018 (768 KB, PDF)
18 September 2018 GOV-18-MIN-0001 Strengthening Proactive Release Requirements, 13 February 2018 (707 KB, PDF)
18 September 2018 SSC Report Strengthening Proactive Release Requirements: supporting advice (1.1 MB, PDF)
Open Government Partnership National Action Plan 2018-20
18 September 2018 Cabinet paper Open Government Partnership National Action Plan 2018-20, 12 September 2018 (830 KB, PDF)
18 September 2018 DEV-18-MIN-0197 Open Government Partnership National Action Plan 2018-20, 12 September 2018 (727 KB, PDF)
State Sector Act Reform
26 June 2019 Impact Statement - State Sector Act Reform 
26 June 2019 Paper 1 - Overview of Proposals
26 June 2019 Paper 2 - A Unified Public Service
26 June 2019 Paper 3 - Te Ao TÅ«matanui Improving the Public Service’s Responsiveness to
26 June 2019 Paper 4 - Public Service Employment and Workforce
26 June 2019 Paper 5 - Leadership of the Public Service
26 June 2019 Paper 6 – Organisations of the Public Service
26 June 2019 Paper 7 - Miscellaneous provisions, Consequential Amendments, Transitional Provisions and Savings
26 June 2019 Joined Up Approach to the Regional Arm of Government
26 June 2019 S ubmissions  An alysis   of Directions and Options for Ch ange
24 May 2019 State Sector Act Reform Public Submission Part 1
24 May 2019 State Sector Act Reform Public Submission Part 2
24 May 2019 State Sector Act Reform Public Submission Part 3
24 May 2019 State Sector Act Reform Public Submission Part 4
24 May 2019 State Sector Act Reform Public Submission Part 5
10 July 2019 SSC Report 7 December 2018 Draft Summary of Feedback from the Consultation on the Reform of the State Sector Act 1998
10 July 2019 SSC Report 17 December 2018 State Sector Act reforms – decision papers
10 July 2019 SSC Aide Memoire 27 June 2018 Addition to State Sector Act Public Consultation document
10 July 2019 SSC Report 13 July 2018 State Sector Act and Protected Disclosures Act Timeframes
10 July 2019 SSC Report 26 July 2018 Advance drafting for NZ Public Service Bill
10 July 2019 SSC Aide Memoire 15 February 2019 Issues for discussion relating to State Sector Act Reform
10 July 2019 SSC Aide Memoire 4 March 2019 State Sector Act Reform - Talking points for MOSS meeting with Minister of Finance
4 September 2018 SSC Aide Memoire 10 August 2018 – Review of the State Sector Act 1988
4 September 2018 SSC Aide Memoire 3 August 2018 – Review of the State Sector Act 1988
4 September 2018 SSC Report 26 April 2018 – Overview of the State Sector Act Review
4 September 2018 SSC Report 7 May 2018 - Review of the State Sector Act Overview Paper
4 September 2018 SSC Report 13 March 2018 - Review of the State Sector Act 1988
4 September 2018 SSC Report 15 February 2018 - Legislation Bid For New Zealand Public Service Bill
Labour Cost Index (LCI) results
29 April 2019
31 October 2018 SSC Report Labour Cost Index (LCI) Results - June 2018 Quarter
7 August 2018 SSC Report Labour Cost Index (LCI) results - December 2017 quarter (556 KB, PDF)
7 August 2018 SSC Report Labour Cost Index (LCI) results - March 2018 (577 KB, PDF)
Future of Capping of Core Government Administration
12 June 2018 Cabinet Paper Approach to Ensure that State Services Agencies Reduce Reliance on Purchasing External Capability (561 KB, PDF)
12 June 2018 Cabinet Minute GOV-18-MIN-0030 - Reducing State Services Agencies Reliance on purchasing External Capability (654 KB, PDF)
6 June 2018 SSC Aide Memoire Approach to ensure that State services agencies reduce reliance on purchasing external capability (58 KB, PDF)
18 May 2018 SSC Aide Memoire Moving beyond the cap (105 KB, PDF)

1 May 2018

Cabinet Paper Future of Capping of Core Government Administration (706 KB, PDF)
1 May 2018 Cabinet Minute  GOV-18-MIN-0014 -  Future of Capping of Core Government Administration (672 KB, PDF)
2 March 2018 SSC Report Capping of Core Government Administration - March 2018 report (2.4 MB, PDF)
1 March 2018 SSC Aide Memoire Capping of Core Government Administration - March 2018 (1.3 MB, PDF)
24 November 2017 SSC Report Capping of Core Government Administration - November 2017 report (1.8 MB, PDF)
Open Government Partnership
29 June 2018 Open Government Partnership – New Zealanders' Ideas For The National Action Plan 2018-2020 (621 KB, PDF)
Addressing Low Pay in Core Public Service
15 June 2018 Cabinet Paper Addressing Low Pay in Core Public Sector (973KB PDF)
Protected Disclosures Act 2000
2 August 2019 Submissions for the Protected Disclosure Act Reform - Part 1
2 August 2019 Submissions for the Protected Disclosure Act Reform - Part 2
2 August 2019 Submissions for the Protected Disclosure Act Reform - Part 3
2 August 2019 Summary of Submissions for the Protected Disclosure Act Reform
26 October 2018 Cabinet paper Protected Disclosures Act 2000, 7 August 2018
26 October 2018 GOV-18-MIN-0051 Enhancing the Protected Disclosures Act 2000, 7 August 2018
7 May 2018 Targeted Consultation Summary (6,533KB PDF)
16 April 2018 Protected Disclosures Act 2000: Report back on the targeted consultation and next steps (421KB PDF)
6 December 2017 SSC Report Protected Disclosure Act 2000 (116KB PDF)
Office Refurbishment
20 Feb 2018 Office Fitout proactive release (1,908KB PDF)
State Sector and Crown Entities Reform Bill
13 Feb 2018 CAB-18-MIN-0023.01 (221KB PDF)
12 Feb 2018 Supplementary Analysis Report (PDF 70KB)
12 Feb 2018 Cabinet Paper State Sector and Crown Entities Reform Bill: Approval for Introduction (310KB PDF)
12 Feb 2018 Cabinet Paper Changes to Legislation for Crown Entities (716KB PDF)
12 Feb 2018 CBC-17-MIN-0091 (187KB PDF)
12 Feb 2018 Cabinet Paper Disclosure of State Sector Chief Executive Remuneration in 2016/17 (497KB PDF)
12 Feb 2018 CAB-17-MIN-0539.02 (212KB PDF)
Waikato District Health Board Investigation
26 Jan 2018 Appointment letter and terms of reference (409KB PDF)
26 Jan 2018 Clarification of Terms of Reference (382 KB PDF)

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