Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Minister on DOC Workforce Diversity Survey

Conservation Minister on DOC Workforce Diversity Survey and the department's response


Conservation Minister Sandra Lee said she was "seriously concerned" by a Department of Conservation Workforce Diversity Survey report released today that suggests individual cases of bad behaviour occurred.

Ms Lee said the government believed there was no excuse for and there should be zero tolerance of bad workplace behaviour and practices in the state sector.

"The results of the Workforce survey are disappointing but they have enabled the Department of Conservation to gauge for the first time the extent of attitudes within DOC on discrimination and harassment," Ms Lee said.

"It is clear that changes in the work culture need to take place within DOC to improve the personal work environment and career outcomes for groups that include women, Maori and people with disabilities.

"More reports like DOC's Workforce Diversity Survey will be crucial if we are to effectively influence outcomes.

"I commend the Department of Conservation for initiating this survey," she said. "I also welcome as a starting point a strategy developed by DOC to address the issues raised in the Workplace survey."

Also released today was DOC's response to the survey, a document entitled "People Diversity Strategy".

"I will be holding the Director-General of Conservation to close account for the promotion of positive initiatives to address the issues raised," she said.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Bridges’ ‘Meth Crooks’ Leadership Failure

Back in June, Bridges publicly accepted that Housing NZ had got it wrong, and that the National government had acted upon bad advice.

Now, you’d think this admission would create a broad bi-partisan basis for compensation to those families who had been unfairly evicted, at considerable cost and emotional distress. Some people had lost their possessions in trying to meet the expense of the upheaval.

Not everyone felt so compassionate. More>>

 

America's Cup: Environment Court Grants Consents

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says, “I welcome today’s decision by the Environment Court to grant consent for the bases and associated infrastructure to host the 36th America’s Cup." More>>

ALSO:

Medical: New Surgical Mesh Safeguards

The Government has introduced strict new safeguards on the use of surgical mesh that are expected to limit its use in urogynaecological surgery. More>>

ALSO:

Handley Handling: Fired Chief Technology Officer Releases Communications

In the interests of drawing a line on this issue, today I am releasing a detailed timeline of events and all of the emails and texts between myself and Clare Curran, and myself and the Prime Minister about the role and my move back to New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Multimedia & Transcript: Acting PM's Press Conference

Winston Peters, Acting Prime Minister while Jacinda Ardern is in New York for the UN Leaders' Week, held a short press conference Monday after chairing this week's cabinet meeting. More>>

General Assembly: Ardern Rejects Trump Call For War On Drugs

New Zealand will not be signing the United States' document calling for global action on the war on drugs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Ms Ardern is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this week, along with about 140 other world leaders. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Cabinet Funds Deal For Oranga Tamariki Social Workers

The Minister said that an agreement in principle has been reached between Oranga Tamariki and the PSA on a settlement worth $114.6m over five years. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels