Chief executives of Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities regularly disclose their expenses to provide transparency and accountability for their discretionary expenditure. The disclosures make transparent the standards of probity and financial prudence, and provide public assurance that expenditure has been consistent with these standards. This requirement is in line with international practice, and in New Zealand, ministers, members of Parliament and mayors are all subject to disclosure provisions.

Chief executives publish this information annually on their agency's website and link it to www.data.govt.nz.

Disclosures containing information for the financial year (ending 30 June) are published by 31 July each year.

Further resources are provided below, including the Excel workbook to be used, a guide for agency staff, and DIA guidance for linking datasets. If you need any assistance, contact Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission at ceexpenses@publicservice.govt.nz.

Ngā kōnae e hāngai ana | Related files

Chief executive gifts, benefits and expenses model standards(PDF, 89 KB)

Chief executive gifts benefits and expenses Disclosure Workbook(XLSX, 69 KB)

Chief executive gifts, benefits and expenses disclosures: A guide for agency staff(PDF, 226 KB)

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Please note: The current model standards reflect language used under the State Sector Act 1988. All model standards will soon be updated to reflect the language used in the Public Service Act 2020. The current model standards continue to apply until then.