State Sector Amendment Act 2013

  • repealed
  • State Sector Amendment Act 2013: repealed, on 7 August 2020, pursuant to section 132(1) of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).

Reprint as at 7 August 2020

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

State Sector Amendment Act 2013

Public Act
2013 No 49
Date of assent
17 July 2013
see section 2

State Sector Amendment Act 2013: repealed, on 7 August 2020, pursuant to section 132(1) of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the State Services Commission.


3Principal Act
4Long Title repealed
5New section 1A inserted (Purpose)
6Section 2 amended (Interpretation)
7New section 2A inserted (Status of examples)
2AStatus of examples
8Cross-heading above section 4 amended
9New section 4A inserted (Role of Commissioner)
4ARole of Commissioner
10Section 5 amended (Duty of Commissioner to act independently)
11Section 6 replaced (Functions of Commissioner)
6Functions of Commissioner
12Section 8 amended (Power of Commissioner to conduct inspections and investigations)
13Section 9 amended (Power to obtain information)
14Section 14 amended (Acting Commissioner or acting Deputy Commissioner)
15Section 17 amended (Vacation of office)
16Section 23 amended (Delegation of functions or powers)
17Section 27 replaced (Public Service defined)
27Public Service defined
27AMeaning of department, host department, and departmental agency
27BRelationship between departments and departmental agencies
18Section 28 amended (Delegation of functions or powers of appropriate Minister)
19Section 30A amended (Amendment of Schedule 1 to reflect reorganisations within Public Service)
20Sections 30C to 30G repealed
21Section 30H amended (Consequential changes to references to departments following reorganisations)
22Section 30I amended (Consequential changes to references to chief executives following reorganisations)
23Section 30J amended (Application of consequential changes to references)
24Section 30K amended (Other saving and transitional matters arising from reorganisations within Public Service)
25Section 30L amended (Effect of reorganisations within Public Service)
26Section 31 amended (Chief executives)
27Section 32 replaced (Principal responsibilities)
32Principal responsibilities
28Section 33 replaced (Duty to act independently)
33Duty to act independently
29Section 34 amended (Functions, responsibilities, duties, and powers)
30Section 35 amended (Appointment of chief executives)
31Section 36 amended (Reappointment of chief executives)
32Section 37 amended (Appointment and reappointment of Government Statistician)
33New section 37A inserted (Transfer of chief executives)
37ATransfer of chief executives
34Section 38 amended (Conditions of employment of chief executives)
35Section 39 amended (Removal from office)
36Section 40 amended (Acting chief executive)
37Section 41 amended (Delegation of functions or powers)
38Section 43 amended (Review of performance of chief executive)
39Section 44 amended (Special provisions in relation to certain chief executives)
40Sections 46 to 48 replaced
47Responsibilities of Commissioner
48Responsibilities of chief executives
41Section 49 amended (Secondments)
42Section 50 replaced (Other organisations in State services)
50Key positions in Public Service
43Part 5 heading replaced
44New subpart 1 of Part 5 and subpart 2 of Part 5 heading inserted
55ACommissioner’s functions in relation to this subpart
55BGovernment workforce policy
55CGovernment Workforce Policy Statement: process
55DGovernment Workforce Policy Statement: implementation
45Section 56 amended (General principles)
46Section 57 amended (Commissioner may set minimum standards of integrity and conduct)
47Section 57A amended (Agencies must comply with minimum standards except in particular circumstances)
48Section 57C amended (Commissioner’s powers when setting and enforcing minimum standards)
49Section 58 amended (Equal employment opportunities)
50Section 59 replaced (Employees of departments)
59Employees of departments
51Sections 61A and 61B replaced
61ARestriction of redundancy payments in certain situations
61ABTransitional provision relating to restriction of redundancy payments
61BApplication of employee provisions to transfers of functions between Crown entities and departments
52Section 61C amended (Union coverage where department ceases to be part of Public Service)
53New section 61D inserted (Application of collective agreements to employees following reorganisations)
61DApplication of collective agreements to employees following reorganisations
54New section 66 inserted (Certain sections do not apply in relation to ministerial staff)
66Certain sections do not apply in relation to ministerial staff
55Section 77 replaced (Protection from liability)
77Immunity for education service chief executives and employees
56Section 77C amended (Performance of teachers)
57Section 85 amended (Offence to attempt to influence Commissioner or chief executive)
58Section 86 replaced (Protection from liability)
86Immunity for Public Service chief executives and employees
59Section 91 repealed (Transitional provisions for permanent heads)
60New Schedule 1A inserted
61Amendment to Tax Administration Act 1994
7Delegation of powers by Commissioner
62Consequential amendments to Crown Proceedings Act 1950
63Consequential amendments to Clerk of the House of Representatives Act 1988
64Consequential amendments to Parliamentary Service Act 2000
65Amendment relating to Legislation Act 2012
Reprint notes

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: