The annual Guardian Public Service Awards offer us a great insight into some of the best practice in public service in the UK.The awards recognise the best projects and people in the public sector each year, across a range of categories including leadership, workforce diversity, workforce wellbeing, workforce learning and development, recruitment and HR, digital innovation, transformation, care, housing, and public health and wellbeing.
You may look at these and say – yes we are doing that just as well as them or better – in which case tell us about your work. You can email this to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 18 Feb 2020
This was much in evidence on Tuesday evening when Deloitte and IPANZ hosted a workshop to debate the conclusions of the Deloitte’s State of the State series.
We invited NGOs, central government departments, local government, and people from the wider health sector. Not only do we find enormous richness in the challenging perspectives from different parts of the system. But also, if we are to have any impact on inequities, we all contribute to solutions.
- 13 Feb 2020
IPANZ's submission on the Public Service Legislation Bill to the Governance and Administration Select Committee.
- 31 Jan 2020
Bullying happens everywhere and the public service in New Zealand has been no exception. It is important that we turn the tide on this. So a good place to start is with understanding what bullying is, and what it isn’t, so we know when to step in. To help define bulling, we have drawn on guidelines from WorkSafe (New Zealand’s primary workplace health and safety regulator) and the State Services Commission.
- 31 Jan 2020
Kia ora koutou
This is our last e-update before Christmas. So it comes with my very best wishes for your Christmas break. Another very busy year for you all.
You will have got my note about the State Sector legislation – we would be pleased to hear any views that you would like us to consider putting into our submission. The timeframe is extremely short for the 31st January submission deadline. But please do contact us if you can.
- 03 Dec 2019
We are delighted to welcome our three new co-opted board members. You will see what an impressive trio they are, and you can imagine the strength they will bring to IPANZ. You will also discern the very strong commitment of IPANZ to extend the diversity of our Board in many ways.
- 03 Dec 2019
The Public Service Legislation Bill was presented to Parliament last week, and submissions are now open.
The timeframe is very challenging for thoughtful debate, with submissions closing on 31 January, but this is a very important piece of legislation and it is vital that the views of public service professionals are heard.
IPANZ will be putting in a submission, so please email us with any views that you would like us to consider and incorporate into our submission - Shenagh@ipanz.org.nz
- 28 Nov 2019
Kia ora koutou We are feeling a bit overwhelmed, but in a very positive way! We were so pleased to get a record number of applicants for our board positions, focussing this time on extending the diversity on our board. And we are delighted to be getting more positive comments on our communications on social media and our e-update. It is especially gratifying to hear from people in Auckland and Christchurch who do not get the ready access to the same number of events.
- 12 Nov 2019
An enduring focus for IPANZ has always been the principles and values of the New Zealand public sector.
The current state sector legislation does not include a consolidated statement of principles. Five principles of public service departments can be found in legislation, but these principles are currently scattered through the SSA (s1A, s32, s33, s60), and other Acts (Official Information Act 1982, Privacy Act 1993, and Public Records Act 2005). The new bill proposes a statement that can act as a point of identification and unity for the New Zealand Public Service.
- 12 Nov 2019
This year’s IPANZ Public Administration Prize for top marks in a Public Management paper has been awarded to Miranda Smith. Miranda is in her fifth year of a conjoint Bachelor of Commerce and LLB (Hons) majoring in Public Policy at Victoria University of Wellington. She received top marks in the VUW School of Government’s Emerging Perspectives in Public Management paper.
- 12 Nov 2019
As stories about whistleblowing and its consequences dominate international headlines, work is underway to review New Zealand’s whistleblowing legislation. Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier sets out the nuts and bolts of the Protected Disclosures Act 2000, and why we need to lift our game in both awareness and practice.
You can read what Peter has to say about the Act, the need for reform and for greater awareness, and the protections that are available to us, in the attached article.
- 06 Nov 2019
It’s an important time for all of us to be thinking about how we are engaging with Māori, and what meaningful and effective engagement looks like. The establishment of Te Arawhiti – The Office for Māori Crown Relations, reinforces the government’s commitment to building strong, ongoing and effective relationships with Māori across all of government.
IPANZ is helping public sector professionals to build their confidence and skills with a refreshed workshop on Engaging Effectively with Māori, and our October workshop proved so popular that it sold out in record time.
- 01 Nov 2019
Kia ora koutou This e-update speaks for itself – summaries, articles, brief videos, all of which talk about the subjects that you have told us interest you. I hope that you enjoy it and that you will find plenty here that is of interest and helpful to you. Shenagh Gleisner, Executive Director
- 22 Oct 2019
The IPANZ board wishes to co-opt up to two new board members.
The Institute of Public Administration New Zealand's (IPANZ) vision is 'a high performing public sector respected and valued by New Zealanders'.
We are delighted to invite you, our members, to apply for the Board of IPANZ. You will see from the attached advertisement that we are intent on refreshing our Board, extending our reach, building the diversity of our thinking, and increasing our impact.
We hope you will consider applying.
- 09 Oct 2019
Nga mihi mahana ki a koutou. This e:update spans a wide range of issues of relevance to public sector professionals including, as examples, the potential impacts of public service reform, mental health in your workplace and Crown/Maori relationships. IPANZ aims to inform, inspire, challenge and celebrate public service professionals and we hope this update reflects that. Please keep in touch with us, tell us what you found useful and what other matters you want us to cover in future — you can drop me a line at Shenagh@ipanz.org.nz.
- 01 Oct 2019
Auckland Council’s social and economic change programme for southern Auckland, The Southern Initiative, has been taking ground-breaking approaches in co-design – with lessons emerging for how Government can deal with some of the most complex issues facing our communities.
- 01 Oct 2019
We have probably all been watching the Brexit discussions unfold with a range of emotions including incredulity and confusion. Phil Smith from Radio New Zealand’s The House calls it “The Westminster crisis”. You may have been wondering what it all means - there seems to be so many complex rules, and the breaking of them, and words we have not often seen before! Above all, could any of this happen in New Zealand?
- 26 Sep 2019
New Zealand’s public service has been on a mission to move out of monocultural mode for decades, and there’s still a long way to go. But a partnership between Ngāti Kuri and Auckland Museum is providing a possible model for government agencies.
In the latest issue of IPANZ’s Public Sector Journal, we have spoken with Ngāti Kuri board member Sheridan Waitai about the relatively new partnership between the iwi of approximately 6,500 people in the Far North, and the Auckland Museum.
- 24 Sep 2019
The public service professional of the future will need more of a focus on entrepreneurial and relationship skills, leading to a greater emphasis on collaborative engagement and innovative design.
Research from University of Birmingham researchers Catherine Needham and Catherine Mangan has identified 10 traits of the 21st Century public service professional.
- 24 Sep 2019
ANZSOG has alerted us to 3 upcoming events with visiting academic Professor Wolfgana Dreschler. Read more for further information.
- 17 Sep 2019
The September E-Update - A cautionary tale of phishing!
Last week, someone in Australia sent out an email from IPANZ to 400 of our members, apparently about an RFP. It was a complete scam, our email was hacked. To all of you who received the message, I do apologise. We had moderately complex passwords set for our emails but even still, one password was compromised.
- 06 Sep 2019
How good is the quality of your policy advice? The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Policy Project has launched its refreshed Policy Quality Framework to help you answer that question. The refreshed framework provides the policy community with a common set of standards that specify what good quality advice looks like.
- 14 Aug 2019
Did you know that you can add the IPANZ Events you have registered for into your outlook calendar?
- 23 Jul 2019
By the time you get this I will be in the UK on my planned leave – and I will be back in early August. I have spent a busy and productive time in my first three weeks. I am very impressed by the creative thoughts, deep knowledge and enthusiasm of the many people I have met. Some new products and functions are being designed. Watch this space.
I wanted to draw your attention to our Public Sector Journal which is out now.
- 04 Jul 2019
Nga mihi ki a koutou katoa I am so pleased to be the new Executive Director, and, after my first week, I am impressed by the many creative ideas I am hearing about how to make IPANZ even better. In August I will be able to share with you some exciting prospects for IPANZ with a menu of ideas, activities and issues and fresh ways of engaging, to ensure that IPANZ is a strong voice, widely heard. I look forward to many more conversations with you all.
- 12 Jun 2019
IPANZ President Dr Jo Cribb today announced that Shenagh Gleisner will become IPANZ’s new Executive Director, effective from 4 June 2019.
- 28 May 2019
In this e-newsletter we highlight articles featured in our April edition of the Public Sector Journal - Hon Grant Roberston outlines the government's wellbeing approach, and we explore issues shaping the future of work with Dr Jo Cribb, President of IPANZ, Roger Dennis, futurist and strategy consultant, and Dave Heatley, Principal Advisor at the New Zealand Productivity Commission. We also share some upcoming sector events which may be of interest.
- 01 May 2019
The State Services Commission are delighted to announce that entries for the Spirit of Service Awards 2019 are now open.
- 08 Apr 2019
Are you passionate about a high quality public sector? Are you a respected thought leader on public services and policy? Can you develop new and innovative business lines? If so, IPANZ can offer you a newly created rewarding part-time, flexible leadership role.
- 04 Apr 2019
The Policy Project’s Development Pathways Tool is now live. The Policy Project encourages you to look at the online Tool, and think about how it can assist you, your team, and agency to build policy skills.
- 01 Mar 2019
In this e-newsletter, we report on the Hon Grant Robertson's annual address to IPANZ in which he outlines his wellbeing approach; we announce the one-day Public Sector conference; and list events for Feb/ March.
- 22 Feb 2019
State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes acknowledges the excellent job IPANZ has done in leading the Public Sector Excellence Awards during the last 10 years. From 2019, the State Services Commission will be leading the awards, which will be renamed the Spirit of Service Awards.
- 29 Jan 2019
As we look towards New Zealand’s first “Wellbeing Budget” in 2019, in this article from the December Public Sector we ask, what do we mean by wellbeing and how might we measure it? And we profile Maudie Johnson-Hunter who takes out the IPANZ Public Administration Prize with Victoria University's School of Government.
- 29 Nov 2018
In this e-newsletter, we note IPANZ's submission to the State Services Act review; and share news and events for October - November.
- 18 Oct 2018
IPANZ supports the current review. The State Sector Act 1988 changed substantially how the Public/State Service operated. Now, 30 years on, citizens’ expectations, technology, and the nature of the problems and issues with which public servants have to deal have again changed significantly. As such, it is appropriate to take another look at the way in which the public service operates to ensure that it remains fit for purpose.
- 15 Oct 2018
The New Zealand Police won the Excellence in Improving Diversity and Inclusiveness within the Public Sector at this year’s Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards.In the first of the IPANZ Awards series on 3 October, Kaye Ryan, Deputy Chief Executive People and Capability, shared how the New Zealand Police created a recruitment campaign that reflected NZ Police as a great place to work, where diversity is valued.
- 04 Oct 2018
7 September 2018: The proposed reform of the Public Sector Act is welcome but the time allowed for consultation needs to be extended, says the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ).
- 07 Sep 2018
In this issue we tell you about the launch of the State Sector Act Reform consultation; encourage you to take a closer look at your online security for CyberSmart Week; and promote the IPANZ New Professionals Conference and the Auckland Women in the Public Sector summit.
- 07 Sep 2018
Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins today launched a public consultation process ahead of the most significant reform of New Zealand’s Public Service in 30 years.
- 04 Sep 2018
Delivering fees-free tertiary education project wins Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018
A multi-agency project to deliver fees-free tertiary education won the Prime Minister’s Award at the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2018, held in Wellington last night.
- 26 Jul 2018