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Policy Advice and Management of the Public Management System (M66)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support decision making by Ministers on Government policy matters and leading the Public Management System.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Management of the Public Management System
This category is limited to ensuring the Public Management System has the design, capability and performance to deliver public services.
Public Management System Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to the Public Management System.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

2015/16
Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

26,9701,81928,789

Departmental Output Expenses

Management of the Public Management System21,4382,08923,527
Public Management System Policy Advice5,532(270)5,262

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

25,00519125,196
Management of the Public Management System19,47361620,089
Public Management System Policy Advice5,532(425)5,107

Revenue from Others

1,9651,6283,593
Management of the Public Management System1,9651,4733,438
Public Management System Policy Advice-155155

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

Management of the Public Management System

Stakeholders agree that New Zealand Public Service chief executives are effective leaders of the Public Service

-Average score 4 out of 5Average score 4 out of 5

Stakeholders agree that agencies are working together more effectively than two years ago to deliver results

-Average score 4 out of 5Average score 4 out of 5

Stakeholders agree that tier two and tier three capability in the New Zealand Public Service is fit-for-purpose

-Average score of 3.3 out of 5Average score of 3.3 out of 5

Stakeholders are satisfied that the State Services Commission's oversight role of State sector employment relations achieves solutions within Government expectations and provides for effective management of risk within and across agencies

-Average score of 3.6 out of 5Average score of 3.6 out of 5

Chief executives agree that Performance Improvement Framework reviews have led to changes that improve agency performance

-Average score of 4 out of 5Average score of 4 out of 5

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the State Services Commission in its 2015/16 Annual Report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $1.819 million to $28.789 million for 2015/16 due to:

  • $780,000 increase as a result of the State Services Commission taking on the leadership functions for the Auckland Policy Office, with the operating costs for running the office recovered from other participating agencies
  • $700,000 increase due to transfers of funding into 2015/16 from 2014/15 for the Central Agencies Development Programme, the Continuous Improvement Programme, the Leadership Capability Deployment and Development Initiative, the Ombudsman Inquiry into the Rebstock Inquiry, and the review of the State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme
  • $612,000 increase due to secondment recovery income
  • $175,000 increase for the State Services Commission's contribution to Transparency International New Zealand on behalf of the Public Sector
  • $61,000 increase for cost recoveries in connection with the Emerging Leaders and the Public Service Induction projects
  • $450,000 decrease due to transfers of funding to 2016/17 for chief executive recruitment, chief executive development, and executive management analytical support, and
  • $59,000 decrease for the State Services Commission's share of costs for the Budget 2015 whole-of-Government initiatives.
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