11 Staff


The Chief Ombudsman may appoint such officers and employees (including acting, temporary, or casual officers and employees) as may be necessary for the efficient carrying out of the functions, duties, and powers of the Ombudsmen under this Act.


Except where this Act otherwise expressly provides, the Chief Ombudsman shall have all the rights, duties, and powers of an employer in respect of the persons appointed under subsection (1).


The Chief Ombudsman shall operate a personnel policy that complies with the principle of being a good employer.


No person appointed under subsection (1) shall be deemed to be employed in the service of Her Majesty for the purposes of the Public Service Act 2020 or the Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956 by reason of that person’s appointment under this section.

Section 11: replaced, on 2 September 1996, by section 2 of the Ombudsmen Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 137).

Section 11(4): amended, on 7 August 2020, by section 135 of the Public Service Act 2020 (2020 No 40).