Public Service (Digital Executive Board) Order 2022


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Public Service (Digital Executive Board) Order 2022

Cindy Kiro, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 8th day of August 2022

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

This order is made under section 26(1)(a) and (2) of the Public Service Act 2020 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.


1 Title

This order is the Public Service (Digital Executive Board) Order 2022.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 8 September 2022.

3 Principal Act

This order amends the Public Service Act 2020.

4 Schedule 2 amended

In Schedule 2, Part 3, insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

Digital Executive Board Department of Internal AffairsDepartment of Internal Affairs
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment
Statistics New Zealand

Rachel Hayward,
Acting Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 8 September 2022, inserts the name of the Digital Executive Board (the board) into Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the Public Service Act 2020 (the principal Act), as an interdepartmental executive board serviced by the Department of Internal Affairs.

The board is being established to co-ordinate and align the Government’s digital programme.

As a result of the order, the board becomes a public service agency to which the principal Act applies. The principal Act governs the board’s responsibilities, powers, and working arrangements, and the selection of board members.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2019.

Date of notification in Gazette: 11 August 2022.

This order is administered by the Public Service Commission.