13 Spirit of service to community

(1)

The fundamental characteristic of the public service is acting with a spirit of service to the community.

(2)

Public service leaders, interdepartmental executive boards, boards of interdepartmental ventures, and boards of Crown agents must preserve, protect, and nurture the spirit of service to the community that public service employees bring to their work.

(3)

The responsibility of a board of a Crown agent under subsection (2) is a collective duty of the board under the Crown Entities Act 2004 that is owed only to the responsible Minister in accordance with section 58 of that Act.