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What’s working?

Equal employment opportunity (EEO) is about equality in the workplace. It is a human right to be treated fairly at every point of the employment process whether it is at pre-employment, promotion pathways or remuneration.

What’s Working? identifies what is working as we strive for fair and equitable employment for all New Zealand workers, across all groups, in the public sector workforce.

Background

New Zealand has 44,500 full time equivalent (FTE) public service employees across 29 departments, providing New Zealanders with essential day-to-day services in the health, education, justice, and social welfare sectors. These public service departments are part of the wider State Services and all have as one of their legislative mandates, the State Sector Act 1988.

This Act directs departments to be ‘good employers’ by providing an equal employment opportunities (EEO) programme targeting four vulnerable groups – women, Māori, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. We identified and profiled five departments who have excelled in one or more of these target areas.

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What’s Working? identifies what is working as we strive for fair and equitable employment for all New Zealand workers, across all groups, in the public sector workforce.

The report identified and profiled five departments who have excelled in one or more of these target areas: women, Māori, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

What’s working? (PDF)

What’s working? (Accessible)