• All Day
Venue: Zoom

Hosts: Auckland GWN and GPG Taskforce

Speakers: Stephanie Nichols and Sophie Cossens

Cost: FREE

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Principal Advisor Stephanie Nichols from the Gender Pay Gap and Pay Equity Taskforce and Senior Advisor, Sophie Cossens will talk about the Taskforce’s Flexible-work-by-default Guidance, which has recently been published on the SSC website.

As part of the Public Service Gender Pay Gap Action Plan, agencies have committed to treating all roles as flexible unless there is a good reason not to. The guidance being published will help everyone to make the change required to shift from asking “why should a role be flexible?” to “why not?” and “how could we make this work?”

The experience of working from home during the response to COVID-19 has shone a light on remote working but flexible-work-by-default is about all types of flexible working and how these can work for the agencies, teams and employees. For example, flexi start and finish times, part-time and job share options.

Alex and Stephanie will also discuss achievements and next steps to implement the Public Service Gender Pay Gap Action Plan. The Taskforce will also be publishing a report highlighting this progress to help encourage similar action by employers in the wider state sector and in the private sector.

A Q&A session is planned for after the presentation, as well as break out discussions on flexible working.


About the Speakers

Stephanie Nichols

Stephanie is currently Principal Advisor in the Government Taskforce set up to close the public service gender pay gap. She has a background in strategic public policy. Immediately prior to her appointment to the Taskforce, Stephanie was a Principle Policy Analyst with the Ministry for Women. In this role she led advice to Government on how to close the public service gender pay gap, which resulted in the creation of the Gender Pay Gap Action Plan.

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