The Public Service Bill is now moving through the New Zealand Parliament legislative process.

It is being examined by the Governance and Administration select committee, which will hear public submissions and make any recommended amendments to the Bill, based on the evidence it hears.

Public servants have the same rights and freedoms as other New Zealanders, can make submissions on the Bill and appear as witnesses before the committee. If you are a public servant making a submission, you need to be clear you are acting in a private capacity and generally should not comment on policy areas directly related to your agency role.

State Sector Act 1988 reform legislative timeline

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