Section 122 contracts are used to provide public service agencies with the flexibility to attract and/or retain officers with critical skills for specific business needs.
Under section 122 of the Public Service Act 2008, if a public service officer is appointed on a contract for a fixed term, the officer must enter into a written contract of employment with their chief executive.
The Engaging Officers on Fixed Term Contracts of Employment directive applies to public service officers appointed on a contract of employment for a fixed term.
These templates are used for section 122 contracts of employment:
Report on contracts
The directive requires that agencies report on fixed term contracts approved in their agencies to the Public Service Commission Chief Executive, using the contract engagement details form.