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Establishment of the New Zealand Productivity Commission

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the establishment costs of the New Zealand Productivity Commission.

Significant Work Completed During 2010/11

The New Zealand Productivity Commission Act received Royal assent on 20 December 2010 following a policy and Select Committee process spanning much of 2010. The Treasury procured office premises and put in place an agreement for the provision of back office services with IRD to allow the Commission to be operational on 1 April 2011.

Statement of Service Performance for Output Class - Establishment of the New Zealand Productivity Commission
Performance Dimensions for 2010/11 Target Performance for 2010/11
Commissioners are appointed by 28 February 2011. Achieved. Not achieved within the target timeframe; however, significant progress was made towards making these appointments.  The Chair of the Productivity Commission was appointed 30 January 2011.  Two further Commissioners were appointed 28 March 2011.
25% of the Commission's staff have been recruited by April 2011. Achieved.

Not achieved. 

Appointment of the General Manager was facilitated, following which responsibility for staff recruitment was transferred to the Commission.  Further information on Commission staffing is available in the Commission's SOI. 

The Commission is ready to begin an inquiry in April 2011 in accordance with legislation.  Achieved. Achieved. The Commission commenced operations on 1 April 2011. 
Cost - Establishment of the New Zealand Productivity Commission
2010
Actual
$000
Establishment of the New Zealand Productivity Commission 2011
Actual
$000
2011
Main Estimates
$000
2011
Supp. Estimates
$000
- Expenses 468 1,200 645
 

Funded by:

     
- Revenue Crown 451 1,200 628
- Other revenue 17 - 17

Establishment of the New Zealand Productivity Commission was $177,000 (27%) under Supplementary estimates owing to minor delays in recruiting Commission staff prior to the New Zealand Productivity Commission establishment date of 1 April 2011.

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