Integrity and ethical behaviour are core Public Service values that must be reinforced through our recruitment processes.

We need to apply the right checks when employing people, and ensure that any serious integrity issues are disclosed. This is important in maintaining the public’s trust and confidence in the Public Service.

The workforce assurance model standards outline expectations for Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities when recruiting staff. They also set out expectations for serious misconduct investigations and settlement agreements.

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Related files

Workforce assurance model standards(PDF, 244 KB)

Workforce assurance support pack(PDF, 394 KB)

Workforce assurance FAQ(PDF, 194 KB)

Please note: The current model standards reflect language used under the State Sector Act 1988. All model standards will soon be updated to reflect the language used in the Public Service Act 2020. The current model standards continue to apply until then.