The Public Service Bill is now moving through the New Zealand Parliament legislative process.
It is now being examined by the Governance and Administration select committee, which will hear public submissions and make any recommended amendments to the Bill, based on the evidence it hears.
Read how you can make a submission on the Public Service Bill to the select committee.
Public servants have the same rights and freedoms as other New Zealanders, can make submissions on the Bill and appear as witnesses before the committee. If you want to make a submission, you need to be clear you are acting in a private capacity and generally should not comment on policy areas directly related to your agency role.