Public Service Act 2020

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24 Functions, duties, and powers and working arrangements of departmental agencies

(1)

The functions, duties, and powers of a new or an existing departmental agency may be determined or altered by the appropriate Minister for the agency and the appropriate Minister for its host department, except as provided in this Act or another enactment.

(2)

Those Ministers may also decide that 1 or both of the following working arrangements will apply to a new or an existing departmental agency or will no longer apply:

(a)

the chief executive of the departmental agency may operate outside the strategic and policy framework of the host department:

(b)

the chief executive of the departmental agency may manage assets and liabilities.

(3)

The Ministers may decide that a working arrangement will apply only if they are reasonably satisfied that this is necessary or desirable for the agency to perform its functions or will no longer apply only if they are reasonably satisfied that this is no longer the case.

(4)

Other working arrangements between a departmental agency and its host department must be agreed between the respective chief executives and agreed by the Commissioner.

(5)

A host department must provide corporate services to a departmental agency, except to the extent that any variation is agreed between the chief executives of both agencies.

(6)

See section 52(2) and (3), which relates to the responsibilities of the 2 chief executives for the functions, duties, and powers of their respective agencies.

Compare: 1988 No 20 s 27B