Principle 1: Government and public sector relationship
The organisation's relationship with the government is clear.
Principle 1 is unique to the public sector and fundamental to any democratic political system. Ensuring clear and transparent relationships between the elected government and the bureaucracy is critical to prevent any undue influence in the administration of the public function and to ensure the swift and efficient implementation of government policies and strategies.
|Operational element||Requirements to achieve organisational performance and accountability||Additional resources|
|1.1 A document defines responsibilities and accountabilities between the chief executive officer and the minister||
Agency specific legislation
|1.2 Processes exist to manage communication and other interaction between ministers and other parliamentary representatives and the organisation||
Public Sector Management Act 1994 (section 74 and section 105
|1.3 Communication and other interaction are recorded and monitored||Public Sector Management Act 1994 (section 74)|
Public Sector Management Act 1994 (section 31)
|Annual Reporting Framework|
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