The officials and select committees guidelines apply to all public servants and employees within the public sector.

Select committees play an important role in New Zealand’s democracy. They enable members of Parliament to carry out a broad range of work on behalf of the House of Representatives. To fulfil their function, select committees have considerable powers to summon witnesses and require the production of information.

This guidance sets out the expectations for public servants’ attendance and conduct when appearing before select committees.

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Officials and select committees guidance

Please note: The officials and select committees guidance was issued before the Public Service Act 2020 came into effect. As a result, it contains some language that reflects the previous State Services Act 1988. All guidance provided in the document remains applicable.