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Signing the first contract of a state services chief executive, 1988

Signing the first contract of a state services chief executive, 1988

John Grant (third from left) is shown here at the signing of his contract as director-general of the Social Welfare Department in 1988. The newly introduced State Sector Act 1988 required chief executives in the state services to hold individual employment contracts, and Grant's was the first of these to be signed. Also present at the signing were (from left) State Services Chief Commissioner Don Hunn, Deputy Commissioner Margaret Bazley and Commissioner David Swallow.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Government-Govt Depts-State services-01
Photograph by Merv Griffiths

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Richard Shaw, 'Public service - Revolution, 1980s and 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/33028/signing-the-first-contract-of-a-state-services-chief-executive-1988 (accessed 1 June 2020)

Story by Richard Shaw, published 20 Jun 2012