Recruitment freeze

21 December 2015

The Under Treasurer has written to general government sector agencies to advise that Cabinet has endorsed an immediate freeze on external recruitment until 30 June 2016.  These measures apply to all agencies and positions across the general government sector.

Further information on the practical effect of these measures, and where enquiries can be directed, is provided in the attached Recruitment freeze: Procedures for agenciesCommissioner’s Circular 2015-05 gives effect to these Procedures.

Commissioner’s Instruction No. 2 – Filling a public sector vacancy continues to apply during the recruitment freeze where agencies are permitted to advertise vacancies.


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