This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 1 July 2008, 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 Education to the Ministry of Social Development.
Those functions are functions in connection with the following parent support and development funding or programmes:
the Family Start Programme:
any funding appropriated for, and expended on, programmes—
the Home Instruction Programme for Preschool and Year One Youngsters (HIPPY):
the Parents as First Teachers (PAFT) Programme:
the Whānau Toko I Te Ora (WTITO) Programme.
The provisions applied are—
section 30E, which relates to restriction of compensation for technical redundancy. As a result, a Ministry of Education employee who is offered equivalent employment with the Ministry of Social Development, or who accepts other employment with the Ministry of Social Development, 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 Ministry of Social Development is not obliged to comply with some standard obligations (for example, the obligation to notify a vacancy before appointing a Ministry of Education 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.
Date of notification in Gazette: 29 May 2008.
This order is administered by the State Services Commission.