State Services Commission

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State Services Commission
Te Komihana O Ngā Tari Kāwanatanga
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Agency overview
Formed 1913
Preceding Agency Public Service Commission
Jurisdiction New Zealand
Headquarters Lvl 10, Reserve Bank Bldg,
2 The Terrace,
Wellington
WELLINGTON 6140
Annual budget Vote State Services
Total budget for 2014/15
$41,923,000[1]
Minister responsible Hon Paula Bennett
- Minister of State Services
Agency executive Iain Rennie
- State Services Commissioner
Key documents Statement of Intent 2010-2015
Annual Report 2010
Website ssc.govt.nz

The State Services Commission (SSC) (Māori: Te Komihana O Ngā Tari Kāwanatanga) is the central public service department of New Zealand charged with overseeing, managing, and improving the performance of the State sector of New Zealand and it's organisations.

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, and
  • 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.".[2]

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