Other legislation that impacts on Crown entities

The State Sector Act 1988

Under the State Sector Act, the State Services Commissioner's mandate applies to Crown entities in a number of ways, including:

  • to review the State sector system, governance and structures across all areas of government, including advising on the allocation and transfer of functions and powers, the cohesive delivery of services, and the establishment, amalgamation, and disestablishment of agencies.
  • to promote transparent accountability in the State services
  • to prepare draft government workforce policy that, if approved by the Minister of State Services, may apply as a Government Workforce Policy Statement to Crown agents and autonomous Crown entities
  • to promote and reinforce standards of integrity and conduct in the State services, including issuing a code of conduct, providing advice and guidance, and conducting related inspections and investigations. For further information refer to publicservice.govt.nz/code-guidance-stateservants.

However, the State Sector Act does not contain any board appointment provisions.

The Public Finance Act 1989

This Act does not contain any board appointment provisions, but it has some provisions that affect the running of Crown entities. The Public Finance Act 1989 aims to improve the basis for the effective and efficient use of public financial resources and for clear accountability and reporting.

: Also see Schedule 1 of the Crown Entities Act.

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