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Employ officers under a Section 122 contract

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.

Contract templates

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.

Download the Section 122 contract engagement details form (DOC, 49 KB)