State Services Commission

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State Services Commission
Te Komihana O Ngā Tari Kāwanatanga
Logo of the State Services Commission
Agency overview
Jurisdiction State sector organisations in New Zealand
Headquarters The Terrace, Wellington Coordinates: 41°16.55′S 174°46.7′E / 41.27583°S 174.7783°E / -41.27583; 174.7783
Annual budget NZ$30,058,000[1]
Minister responsible Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister of State Services
Agency executive Iain Rennie, State Services Commissioner
Key documents Statement of Intent 2010-2015
Annual Report 2010

The State Services Commission (Te Komihana O Ngā Tari Kāwanatanga in Māori), formerly the Public Service Commission, is a central government agency within the New Zealand government. The current State Services Commissioner is Iain Rennie.[2] The current Minister of State Services is Dr Jonathan Coleman.[3]

The role of the State Services Commission is to improve the performance of New Zealand's public sector organizations. The SSC's official responsibilities, as defined by the State Sector Act 1988, include:

  • appointing and reviewing Public Service chief executives,
  • promoting and developing senior leadership and management capability for the Public Service,
  • providing advice on the training and career development of staff in the Public Service,
  • reviewing the performance of each department,
  • providing advice on the allocation of functions to and between departments and other agencies,
  • providing advice on management systems, structures, and organisations in the Public Service and Crown entities,
  • promoting, developing, and monitoring equal employment opportunities policies and programmes,
  • any other functions with respect to the administration and management of the Public Service, as directed by the Prime Minister.

The overarching goal, as described in their statement of intent is "to provide leadership to the State Services so that government works better for New Zealanders.".[4]

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