57 Commissioner may set minimum standards of integrity and conduct

(1)

The Commissioner may set minimum standards of integrity and conduct that are to apply in—

(a)

the Public Service:

(b)

all or any Crown entities (except for tertiary education institutions and Crown Research Institutes and any of their subsidiaries):

(ba)

companies named in Schedule 4A of the Public Finance Act 1989:

(c)

the Parliamentary Counsel Office:

(d)

the Parliamentary Service.

(2)

The Commissioner may set those minimum standards by issuing a code of conduct and applying it to any agency referred to in subsection (1), by written notice to the agency.

(3)

The Commissioner may apply a code to any agency or agencies referred to in subsection (1), or to any particular persons or groups of persons undertaking particular functions in such an agency or agencies, with any variations that the Commissioner thinks appropriate in light of the legal, commercial, or operational context of the agency or agencies or of the persons or groups of persons.

(4)

The Commissioner’s functions include providing advice and guidance to the State services (except Crown Research Institutes and their subsidiaries) on matters, or at times, that affect the integrity and conduct of those within the State services (including, for example, on the interpretation of relevant standards and on the application of a code of conduct in specific cases).

Compare: 1988 No 20 ss 6(ha), 57C(2)

Section 57: substituted, on 25 January 2005, by section 11 of the State Sector Amendment Act (No 2) 2004 (2004 No 114).

Section 57(1)(b): amended, on 18 July 2013, by section 46(1) of the State Sector Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 49).

Section 57(1)(ba): inserted, on 18 July 2013, by section 46(2) of the State Sector Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 49).

Section 57(3): replaced, on 18 July 2013, by section 46(3) of the State Sector Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 49).

Section 57(4): inserted, on 18 July 2013, by section 46(3) of the State Sector Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 49).

Section 57 compare note: inserted, on 18 July 2013, by section 46(4) of the State Sector Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 49).