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Scrutiny over CEs’ pay important step

Scrutiny over CEs’ pay important step to fairer public service


The Public Service Association (PSA) support today’s announcement of stronger oversight of the pay of chief executives and the conduct of Crown Entity Board members.

Glenn Barclay, PSA national secretary, said "We welcome the changes introduced by the State Sector and Crown Entities Reform Bill,"

"In 2016 Board members of NZ Super Fund granted chief executive Adrian Orr a 36 per cent pay increase, pushing his salary over one million dollars and highlighting a huge discrepancy between our highest paid and lowest paid public servants.

"With these kinds of pay decisions made, it puts questions on the accountability of boards, so giving the Commissioner the power to issue a code of conduct to boards is welcome.

"We're not sure of the benefits of extending fixed term agreements for chief executives to Crown Entities. "The Government will need to explore what the possible consequences of this change will be.

"Overall we believe this Bill will create consistency across the public service and state sector.

"We look forward to working with the State Sector Commission to achieve a fairer public sector, for everyone who works in the public service," Said Glenn Barclay.
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