State Sector Act 1988

  • repealed
  • State Sector Act 1988: repealed, on 7 August 2020, by section 132(1) of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).
6 Functions of Commissioner

For the purpose of carrying out the Commissioner’s role, the principal functions of the Commissioner are to—

(a)

review the State sector system in order to advise on possible improvements to agency, sector, and system-wide performance; and

(b)

review governance and structures across all areas of government, in order to advise on—

(i)

the allocation and transfer of functions and powers; and

(ii)

the cohesive delivery of services; and

(iii)

the establishment, amalgamation, and disestablishment of agencies; and

(c)

review the performance of each department and each departmental agency; and

(d)

appoint leaders of the Public Service, which includes—

(i)

acting as the employer of chief executives of departments and chief executives of departmental agencies; and

(ii)

reviewing the performance of chief executives of departments and chief executives of departmental agencies; and

(e)

promote leadership capability in departments and other agencies; and

(f)

promote strategies and practices concerning government workforce capacity and capability; and

(g)

promote good-employer obligations in the Public Service; and

(h)

promote and reinforce standards of integrity and conduct in the State services; and

(i)

promote transparent accountability in the State services; and

(j)

exercise such other functions with respect to the administration and management of the Public Service as the Prime Minister from time to time directs (not being functions conferred by this Act or any other Act on a chief executive other than the Commissioner).

Section 6: replaced, on 18 July 2013, by section 11 of the State Sector Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 49).