Agencies in the State services need to keep the public informed about government policy and other relevant issues of the day. They also need to engage with the public, and to listen and be responsive to their views and needs. Social media can be an effective tool for achieving these goals. It can help agencies to communicate with New Zealanders directly, to hear about what is important to them and to promote discussion and seek their input on policy issues. Please read Guidance for the State services official use of social media.
State servants are free to use social media in their private lives, in the same way as other citizens. Please read Guidance for State servants’ personal use of social media.