State Services Commission

State Services Commission
Te Komihana O Ngā Tari Kāwanatanga
Agency overview
Formed 1913
Preceding agency
  • Public Service Commission
Jurisdiction New Zealand
Headquarters Lvl 10, Reserve Bank Bldg,
2 The Terrace,
Annual budget Vote State Services
Total budget for 2016/17
Minister responsible
Agency executive

The State Services Commission (SSC) (Māori: Te Komihana O Ngā Tari Kāwanatanga) is the central public service department of New Zealand charged with overseeing, managing, and improving the performance of the State sector of New Zealand and its organisations.

The SSC's official responsibilities, as defined by the State Sector Act 1988,[2] include:

The role of SSC, as described in the four year plan, is "to work with leaders across the State Services to change the way agencies think, organise and operate".[3]

See also


  1. "Total Appropriations for Each Vote". 2016 Budget. The Treasury.
  2. "State Sector Act 1988". New Zealand Legislation. Parliamentary Counsel Office.
  3. "Four Year Plan 2015-2019". State Services Commission. 22 June 2015.
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