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
New Zealand is held in high regard for the standards of honesty, openness, transparency and integrity in the public sector, but our reputation depends upon our ability to build and maintain a culture that promotes speaking up about wrongdoing.
For the purposes of these model standards “public sector” refers to the organisations these model standards have been issued to as set out in section 19(1) of the Public Service Act 2020, excluding school boards and Crown entity subsidiaries. These model standards have also been sent to a number of other public sector agencies.
Good policies and processes that encourage staff to speak up about possible wrongdoing are vital for maintaining the integrity of our public sector.
These model standards outline the Public Service Commissioner’s minimum expectations for organisations to support staff on speaking up in relation to wrongdoing concerns that could damage the integrity of the public sector. These comprise all the key elements for promoting a ‘speak up’ culture, operating good processes including timely investigations, and keeping people safe from reprisals or other detrimental impacts.
These are the standards expected of all organisations within the public sector — organisations will determine whether additional policies and processes are required. All public sector organisations should ensure that these standards are integrated into policies and processes for reporting wrongdoing within their Human Resource, Employment Relations, and operational management systems.
There are 3 key elements to these standards:
- Getting the foundations right from the start: organisational commitment to leadership, raising awareness, and supporting staff and managers through regular communication and training.
- Making sure processes are robust: taking concerns seriously when they are raised, by ensuring systems are in place for monitoring, reporting, investigation, and effectively communicating with those involved in a report or disclosure.
- Keeping people safe: ensure they can feel safe in making reports and trust that organisations will act upon them, and ensure that organisations provide tailored and dedicated support and protections to staff to keep them safe from reprisal.
Ngā kōnae e hāngai ana
Protected Disclosures Act 2022
Serious Wrongdoing at Work (whistleblowing) — Ombudsman New Zealand