9.2.1 Employment of council staff


  1. All council staff, including those working in the Office of the Mayor [1], are employed by the chief executive [2] or a person acting under his/her delegated authority.

  2. Staff may be employed as permanent employees, whether full or part-time, or temporary employees on a fixed-term, temporary, part-time or casual basis, to best meet operational needs.

  3. All employment decisions must be made in accordance with the council’s recruitment and remuneration policies.

  4. Public Service Association (PSA) 

    • Auckland Council has entered into a Relationship Agreement with the Public Service Association, the largest union representing council staff.

    • Employees can choose to join the PSA; those up to Band H will be covered by a PSA collective employment agreement with Auckland Council, rather than an individual employment agreement.



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