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Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins today announced the most significant changes to the New Zealand Public Service since the State Sector Act of 1988.

Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins has today welcomed the appointment of Helene Quilter as Deputy State Services Commissioner.

The Government has made good progress towards eliminating the gender pay gap in starting salaries for the same roles in the public service, Minister of State Services, Chris Hipkins and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today.

The Government has agreed on a set of principles to guide how government agencies and the Crown responds to the Royal Commission into historical abuse in state care and in the care of faith-based institutions.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins have released the Government response to the Productivity Commission’s reports on Measuring and Improving State Sector Productivity.

Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins today welcomed the 2018 State Sector SeniorPay Report, which shows pay increases for chief executives are slowing.

The number of chief executives in public service departments has for the first time exceeded 50 per cent.

The Inquiry into the process that led to the appointment of a Deputy Commissioner of Police has found that the process was sound, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says.

Tomorrow is New Zealand’s first official Public Service Day, which acknowledges and celebrates the cornerstone of New Zealand’s system of government, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says.

The public will get a chance to have their say on proposed changes to the Protected Disclosures Act 2000, Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins announced today.

Cabinet papers will be proactively released, Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins announced today.

Stronger oversight of the pay for chief executives and conduct of Crown Entity Board members will now come into force, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says.

Launch of the consultation process on public service reform

Speech to the Institute of Public Administration NZ

Banquet Hall, Parliament

Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins today launched a public consultation process ahead of the most significant reform of New Zealand’s Public Service in 30 years.

Performance pay for public service chief executives has been ended, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

At least half of the senior leaders in the public sector will be women by the end of 2019, and workplaces will be flexible “by default” are among goals in an Action Plan to eliminate the public service gender pay gap, launched today.

The Government has reached a major milestone in its commitment to eliminate the gender pay gap in the public service, as new Gender Pay Principles are launched tonight, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter said today.

The Government will reduce the reliance on expensive consultants and contractors, saving taxpayers many millions of dollars a year, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

Claims the Government has not acted to end the use of security consultants for spying are completely inaccurate, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

All employees in the core public service will receive an hourly rate of at least $20.55, the 2018 Living Wage, Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins announced today.

New Zealand has been rated the least corrupt country for the third year in a row but Open Government Minister Clare Curran warns there’s still more work to be done.

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Work has begun on a review of the Protected Disclosures Act 2000, Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins said today.

Stronger oversight of the pay for chief executives and conduct of Crown Entity Board members are two of several changes in a Bill introduced in Parliament today, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says.