Story: State services and the State Services Commission

Working with the State Sector Act 1988

Working with the State Sector Act 1988

Social Welfare Director General John Grant (wearing glasses) is shown here at the signing of his chief-executive contract, the first under the State Sector Act 1988. With him are State Services Chief Commissioner Don Hunn (left), Deputy Chief Commissioner Margaret Bazley and Commissioner David Swallow. Hunn told reporters that in the eight years he had worked at the commission, there had never been a job like preparing the contracts, which involved the whole organisation over a lengthy period.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Government-Govt Depts-State services-01
Photograph by Merv Griffiths

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Mark Prebble, 'State services and the State Services Commission - The merit principle', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33072/working-with-the-state-sector-act-1988 (accessed 26 June 2019)

Story by Mark Prebble, published 20 Jun 2012