The reputation of our Public Service depends on our ability to be impartial in our decision making, and to exercise a high standard of judgement with real and perceived conflicts of interest.

In a small country like New Zealand, conflicts of interest in our working lives are natural and unavoidable. The existence of a conflict of interest doesn’t necessarily mean someone has done something wrong. But organisations need good policies and processes to deal with conflicts of interest appropriately, and staff need to be alert to the possibility of conflicts of interest and promptly report any that occur.

These model standards outline the Public Service Commissioner’s minimum expectations for staff and organisations in the Public Service to support effective reporting and management of conflicts of interest.

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Related files

Conflicts of interest model standards(PDF, 192 KB)

Managing conflicts of interest: A guide for the public sector  Office of the Auditor-General 

Sections 31 and 62, Crown Entities Act 2004 — New Zealand Legislation 

Board Appointment and Induction Guidelines