New Zealand Public Service Medal Regulations 2018

2018/151

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

New Zealand Public Service Medal Regulations 2018

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

At Wellington this 20th day of August 2018

These regulations are made in accordance with the Royal Warrant (LI 2018/134) dated 19 July 2018 instituting and creating The New Zealand Public Service Medal and on the advice of the Prime Minister.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the New Zealand Public Service Medal Regulations 2018.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Interpretation

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

department means a department specified in Schedule 1 of the State Sector Act 1988

departmental agency means a departmental agency specified in Schedule 1A of the State Sector Act 1988

medal means The New Zealand Public Service Medal

Public Service means departments (and any departmental agencies that are part of those departments)

Public Service employee means an employee or a chief executive of a department or departmental agency

service includes—

(a)

an act:

(b)

a series of acts or a course of conduct over time:

(c)

acts and conduct in different roles or in the performance of different tasks

State Services Commissioner means the State Services Commissioner appointed under section 3 of the State Sector Act 1988.

4 Eligibility for medal

(1)

A person is eligible for the medal if the person performs meritorious service for New Zealand or the Public Service while the person is a Public Service employee.

(2)

In this regulation, meritorious service means service by a person in their capacity as a Public Service employee that, in the opinion of the State Services Commissioner,—

(a)

demonstrates an outstanding commitment to New Zealand and New Zealanders; or

(b)

is exemplary, or a model for other employees of the Public Service; or

(c)

brings significant benefit to New Zealand or the Public Service; or

(d)

is exceptional and otherwise worthy of recognition.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, are made under the Royal Warrant (LI 2018/134) dated 19 July 2018. The regulations set out the criteria for the conferral of The New Zealand Public Service Medal (the medal).

The Minister of State Services may, under the Royal Warrant, confer the medal on any Public Service employee who performs meritorious service for New Zealand or the Public Service.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 27 August 2018.

These regulations are administered by the State Services Commission.