This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 1 September 2006, does 2 things.
First, the order applies some of the employee provisions of the State Sector Act 1988 to employees affected by the transfer of certain functions from the Ministry of Economic Development to the Department of Building and Housing. Those functions relate to—
registration and licensing of electrical workers, including employer licensing:
issuing of electrical codes of practice:
administration of certain Parts of the Electricity Act 1992.
The provisions applied are—
section 30E, which relates to restriction of compensation for technical redundancy. As a result, a Ministry of Economic Development employee who is offered equivalent employment with the Department of Building and Housing, or who accepts other employment with the Department of Building and Housing, is not entitled to compensation for technical redundancy:
section 30F, which disapplies some of the State Sector Act 1988 provisions that usually apply to appointments. As a result, the Department of Building and Housing is not obliged to comply with some standard obligations (for example, the obligation to notify a vacancy before appointing a Ministry of Economic Development employee):
section 30G, which relates to the application of collective employment agreements. As a result, any collective employment agreement that relates to transferring employees will continue to apply to those employees after the transfer, but only in so far as it relates to those employees.
Secondly, the order applies sections 30H and 30I of the State Sector Act 1988, which concern consequential changes to references to departments and chief executives following reorganisations, to things coming into force, entered into, or created during a 3-month transitional period, beginning on 1 September 2006 and ending on 30 November 2006, after the transfer of functions to the Department of Building and Housing.