Section 23(1) of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 allows the Commissioner to delegate to a person any power or duty of the Commissioner under another provision of the PSM Act or any other Act.

Public Sector Management Act 1994 (Section 23)

Instrument of Delegation

Pursuant to section 23 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994 (“the Act”) I, MALCOLM CHARLES WAUCHOPE, Public Sector Commissioner, hereby delegate to each chief executive officer and each employee directed by me to act in the office of chief executive officer, the power conferred on me by section 51 of the Act to the extent as follows, namely, in any case in which the chief executive officer or acting chief executive officer is absent from duty or for any reason unable to perform his or her functions, the power to direct an employee in the public sector to act for a period not exceeding three months in that office of chief executive officer during that absence or period of inability.

This delegation is subject to the provisions of section 51 of the Act and the delegate before exercising the delegated power, obtaining the approval of the responsible authority of the agency concerned and, if that responsible authority is not the Minister responsible for that agency, the approval of that Minister, and if the employee is not employed by the chief executive officer, the approval of the employee’s employing authority.

Where the delegate exercises the delegated power, the Public Sector Commissioner is to be notified of the details of the acting arrangement.

M C Wauchope


26 October 2012

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