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Ability To Deliver The Key – PSA

State Sector Standards Important But Ability To Deliver The Key – PSA

The creation of a standards board for the state sector is a positive and much-needed move, the PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff says.

‘It is overdue and its absence in the last decade has been costly to the New Zealand community,’ he said.

‘There is a good balance of people on it and its objectives seem very clear and relevant. It’s very much in line with what the PSA called for ahead of the election. So naturally we welcome it,’ he said.

‘But while this is a positive the key issue facing us in the next few important years is the delivery of quality services to New Zealanders.

‘The fundamental issue here is about the capacity of the state sector and its ability to deliver,’ Wagstaff said.

‘That’s why we are continuing our work with the Government around our partnership for quality agreement.

‘We need to be able to rebuild and revitalise the state sector in a progressive, inclusive way that is rewarding to employees and of relevance and benefits to all,’ he said.


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