The Minister for State Services, Hon Chris Hipkins and Minister for Women, Hon Julie Anne Genter launched the Gender Pay Action Plan 2018-20 on 26 July 2018.

Public Sector chief executives will focus on four areas in the Action Plan to address some of the drivers of the gender pay gap:

  • Equal pay - By the end of 2020, all agencies will have closed any gender pay gaps within the same roles.
  • Flexible work by default - By 2020, all agencies will be flexible-by-default.
  • Bias and discrimination - By the end of this year there will be no gender pay gaps in starting salaries for the same roles.
  • Gender-balanced leadership - By the end of 2019, women will hold at least 50 percent of leadership roles in the top three tiers of leadership.

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