Equal employment opportunities

The Department understands that staff are our most valued resource. We aim to provide a safe, supportive and responsive environment. Our staff have opportunities to contribute to human resource policies that affect them and discuss flexible work options with their manager, who will take into account the needs of the workplace and the staff member before making a decision.

The Department of Corrections is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.

All staff – regardless of gender, race, martial status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs, political opinion or union affiliation – have access to equal employment opportunities, particularly recruitment, training and career performance management and conditions of employment.

The equal employment opportunities programme complements other human resource initiatives to create and maintain a positive workplace culture and to develop constructive relationships between staff and management.

To help our staff reach their full potential, we offer opportunities for study assistance, career development and performance management.

Everyone has access to support and assistance through our Employee Assistance Programme.

Tangata Whenua

The Department recognises the status of Maori as tangata whenua and its responsibilities to deliver equal employment opportunities to Maori staff.