77B Code of conduct

(1)

The chief executive of the Ministry of Education may from time to time issue a code of conduct covering the minimum standards of integrity and conduct that are to apply in the education service.

(2)

The chief executive of the Ministry may issue separate codes of conduct under this section to apply to different parts of the education service.

(3)

Before the chief executive of the Ministry issues a code of conduct under this section, the chief executive of the Ministry shall consult with—

(a)

representatives of the employers whose employees will be bound by the code of conduct, which representatives shall be employers, or organisations of employers, of persons employed in the education service; and

(b)

the organisations of employees employed in the education service that represent the employees who will be bound by the code of conduct; and

(c)

the Commissioner, and must have regard to any code of conduct issued by the Commissioner under section 57.

(4)

Nothing in this section prevents the prescribing by an employer of standards of integrity or conduct that are to apply to that employer’s employees (being standards which are not inconsistent with any code of conduct issued by the chief executive of the Ministry under this section and which apply in relation to employees of that employer).

(5)

Nothing in this section shall apply to any tertiary education institution.

Section 77B: inserted, on 1 October 1989, by section 3 of the State Sector Amendment Act 1989 (1989 No 67).

Section 77B(3)(c): substituted, on 25 January 2005, by section 14 of the State Sector Amendment Act (No 2) 2004 (2004 No 114).

Section 77B(5): added, on 19 December 1989, by section 19 of the State Sector Amendment Act (No 2) 1989 (1989 No 136).

Section 77B(5): amended, on 25 January 2005, pursuant to section 17(b) of the State Sector Amendment Act (No 2) 2004 (2004 No 114).