Key new publications from Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission

The Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission announced two key new publications in its July email update. (link updated May 2023)

Whistleblowing - minimum expectations for organisations

Last week, Te Kawa Mataaho published Acting in the Spirit of Service Speaking Up model standards for organisations where public servants raise wrongdoing concerns.

“These model standards outline the Public Service Commissioner’s minimum expectations for organisations to support staff who speak up in relation to wrongdoing concerns that could damage the integrity of the public sector. They comprise all the key elements for promoting a ‘speak up’ culture, operating good processes including timely investigations, and keeping people safe from reprisals or other detrimental impacts.”

Public participation in Government

They also announced a draft long-term insights briefing: Public Participation in Government in the Future - Draft for Consultation on 3 June 2022.

"In this briefing we examine the factors that could improve the government's ability to engage the public, and we look at examples of New Zealand’s experience of public participation to date. From this we identify the key things that can be done to improve public participation in government."

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