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.

You can meet the members of the committee here.

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.

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All government agencies must release contractor spending - PSA

All government agencies should follow the lead of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and release details of their spending on contractors, the PSA says.

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First-ever OIA statistics show public servants doing their bit for open government

Public servants are doing a great job in applying the Official Information Act – but more change is needed to ensure a fully open and transparent public service, the PSA says.

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We’re number 1: New Zealand has a public service we can all be proud of

New Zealanders should be proud of their public service, with Transparency International’s 2016 Corruption Perception Index finding that our public service is the least corrupt in the world (equal with Denmark).

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Crisis in prison overcrowding needs urgent action - PSA

New Zealand’s prison system is in crisis, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says, and urgent action is needed to ensure the safety of prisoners and corrections officers.

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Briefing to the Incoming PM: Value public services, value public servants

Public servants are still not properly rewarded for the work they do, and the new Prime Minister Bill English should make changing that a priority, the PSA says.

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Public sector pay report shows workers need a fairer deal - PSA

Senior executives in the public service are still getting bigger pay increases than their staff, and the PSA welcomes the new State Services Commissioner’s plans to take a "conservative" approach.

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