Ngā Paerewa mō te Ngākau Tapatahi me te WhanongaStandards of Integrity and Conduct
Ngā Paerewa kia TutukiModel standards
Te Mahi me ngā MōrehuWorking With Survivors
Positive and safe workplaces
Speaking up in the Public Sector
Te whakatūturu ohumahiWorkforce assurance
Ngā Tauaki pāngaConflicts of interest
Ngā takoha, ngā takuhe me ngā whakapaunga a Te Tumu WhakahaereChief executive gifts, benefits and expenses
Te kohi pārongo me te whakapono ki te KāwanatangaInformation gathering and public trust
He ārahitanga pōtitanga whānuiGeneral election guidance
Pāpāho pāporiSocial media
He Aratohu Whakatairanga Pānui KāwanatangaGuidelines for Government Advertising
Te āhua o te whakapau pūteaSensitive expenditure
Te utu whakapati me te whakakonukaBribery and corruption
He kōrero hāngai me te tautiakitanga kaupapa hereFree and frank advice and policy stewardship
Ngā āpiha me ngā komiti whiriwhiriOfficials and select committees
The provision of free and frank advice is central to our system of government. Free and frank advice demonstrates and upholds the impartiality that is fundamental to maintaining a politically neutral Public Service. Having the capacity and capability to provide this underpins the integrity, legitimacy, and performance of our system of government.
Good policy decisions, informed by free and frank advice, optimise services and results for the people in New Zealand, including future generations. Investing appropriately in policy stewardship means we’re well placed to provide free and frank advice to future Governments.
This guidance sets out expectations that Public Service chief executives provide free and frank advice to ministers, engage in effective policy stewardship, and ensure that their agencies understand this. Agencies in the broader Public Service may also find this guidance a useful reference for good practice.
Ngā kōnae e hāngai ana | Related files
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Free and frank advice and policy stewardship FAQ
Please note: The free and frank advice and policy stewardship guidance was issued before the Public Service Act 2020 came into effect. As a result, it contains some language that reflects the previous State Services Act 1988. All guidance provided in the document remains applicable.