Public Service Act 2020

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Subpart 3—Crown’s relationships with Māori

14 Crown’s relationships with Māori


The role of the public service includes supporting the Crown in its relationships with Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi (te Tiriti o Waitangi).


The public service does so by the Commissioner, public service chief executives, interdepartmental executive boards, and boards of interdepartmental ventures having responsibility for—


developing and maintaining the capability of the public service to engage with Māori and to understand Māori perspectives:


in the employment area,—


in the case of the Commissioner, recognising the matters listed in section 73(3)(d) in the development and implementation of the leadership strategy under section 61:


in the cases of chief executives and boards, operating an employment policy that meets the requirements of section 73(3)(d).