Public Service

Focusing on your sector

PSA membership in the public service sector is growing rapidly. To make sure your interests are fully represented, we've made changes to our structure and created a sector for members in the core public service.  This is called the Public Service Sector.

The Public Service Sector has its own national committee and a seat on the PSA Executive Board, this ensures your sector has a voice at all levels of PSA decision-making.

The difference the PSA can make

We know that funding in the sector is tight.  It is getting harder for organisations to meet the growing demands in their communities and elsewhere.  It's also getting harder to provide employees with job security and the pay and conditions they deserve.

The services and support that you provide are important.  With a growing membership, the PSA will be in your corner.  We have the expertise to work with you for decent pay and employment conditions, a good working environment, and for your voice to be included in workplace decisions. 

We will be a strong advocate for you and for the work you do.


Peter Robertshaw – MOJ


Jim Jones


Leigh Whale

Committee members

Verna Sutherland – MSD
Esther Longley – IRD
Jackie Kerr – Corrections
Bruce McKinlay – DOC
Robert Bennett – MBIE

Cluster Reps

Premnath Menon - DIA
Roberts Sisterson - NZDF
John Upfold – Stats
Dave Nendick - MPI
Gabie George – Parliamentary Services

Runanga Reps

Marshall Tangaroa - Corrections
Marcia Puru - IRD
Richard Wagner - DOC

Women's Reps

Caroline Fisher – IRD
Nicole Benkert - Ministry of Education

Media Releases

Finance Minister needs to get his own house in order before boasting

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Finance Minister Bill English needs to get his own house in order rather than using misleading figures to boast about supposed wage increases for all New Zealanders.

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PSA welcomes Rennie’s acknowledgement of mistake over Sutton press conference

The Public Service Association (PSA) welcomes the acknowledgement by State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie that he made a mistake holding a joint press conference with former CERA Chief Executive Roger Sutton.

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SSC review a chance to make sure mistakes aren’t repeated

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the State Services Commission (SSC) review of how bullying and harassment complaints are handled is sorely needed to ensure all public servants are supported to challenge poor workplace behaviours.

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Glenn Inquiry report highlights need for whole-of-government approach to family violence

The Public Service Association (PSA) says The People’s Blueprint report by the Glenn Inquiry makes a strong case for a whole-of-government approach to combatting family violence, and highlights some of the ways we could do things better.

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News from the PSA. Working Life December 2014

Working Life December 2014

Read the latest issue of Working Life.

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News from the PSA. pay equity - lessons from Australia

pay equity - lessons from Australia

Australian labour activist Lisa Heap is a passionate advocate for pay equity.

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