PS News: State Sector Act Reform consulation launched

State Sector Act Reform consultation launched

The Minister of State Services, Hon Chris Hipkins, announced a reform of the 30-year old State Sector Act, to an IPANZ audience at the Beehive on Tuesday. All New Zealanders, including public servants, are encouraged to provide feedback on the State Sector Act Reform proposals.

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Take a closer look at your online security this Cyber Smart Week

Cyber Smart Week is nearly here. New Zealand’s cyber security awareness week is on from 8 - 12 October 2018. This year’s theme is Protect your online self. The team at CERT NZ have put together some simple ways for kiwis to stay safe and secure online. Check out all the details at

CERT NZ will have a range of easy to use resources available on their website site from mid-September. Keen to know more? Subscribe to their newsletter or email

The importance of place: a cities and regions view of wellbeing

To make sure our living standards continue to improve as a nation, it’s essential to have a clear picture of what is going on at the regional level. Deloitte’s latest State of the State article looks more closely at the importance of taking a regional view of wellbeing, disparities in wellbeing both across and within our regions, and possible next steps to improve regional wellbeing throughout New Zealand.

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Your chance to disrupt public policy in New Zealand

Emerging leaders who want to explore how public sector organisations can respond to and harness disruptive forces are invited to apply for a New Zealand Harkness Fellowships Trust . Study or research in the United States for 8 to 12 weeks; valued at up to NZ$30,000. Apply by 15 October 2018.


Upcoming Events

New Professionals Conference: Future Lab

WEDS - THURS 10-11 OCTOBER, Te Papa, Wellington, COST: $675 (earlybird closes 13 Sep)

The IPANZ New Professionals Conference is back for 2018. This year's conference will focus on the future of the Public Sector, the public servant and how to navigate that unknown future.

Over two days, the conference will explore a range of emerging issues in the public sector. A mix of sessions including speakers, panels and workshops led by current and emerging leaders will tease out what the future holds for the public sector, and what it all means to a public servant. You will leave the conference with a greater understanding of your place in a changing world, and a foundation for the new skills you'll need to rise to the challenge.

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Women in the Public Sector Summit


The Summit will see a diverse range of people come together for ONE DAY to gain insight into embracing their aspirations, potential and identify influences involved in fulfilling their career ambitions. Be sure you join us to hear from a diverse and exciting line up of (mainly) women leaders sharing their experiences across themes of resilience, confidence and influence. See attached flyer for more details.

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Chris Eichbaum and Richard Shaw will be speaking about political neutrality; and four of the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Award winners will share their stories.