This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Uniform'.

27 November 2019 
John Luke 
[FYI request #11647 email]> 
Dear John 
Thank you for your request for information relating to the roll out of the 
Department of Conservation uniform to staff. You have asked the question 
whether the uniform roll out extends to Conservation Board members and 
whether there is a discussion paper available to board members? 
The answer to both questions is no.  When we developed the Uniform Allocation 
plan we had to tightly manage who got what with the priority for kitting out our 
field rangers as the uniform has a number of elements which cover health and 
safety considerations. There are several staff in various functions of the 
organisation who are not allocated uniform and the conservation board members 
were viewed to be in the same category. The reason for limiting allocation was 
based on costs and consistency. While we accept Conservation Board members 
attend events and sometimes undertake field trips the frequency of these activities 
is relatively low compared to field rangers. Name badges are also seen as an 
adequate identifier for non-uniformed staff and volunteers in the majority of 
circumstances at events. 
We did have a discussion about a basic hard-shell jacket which has similar identity 
and compatibility with the field uniform for non-uniformed staff however this 
hasn’t been developed further due to cost considerations. This option hasn’t been 
completely rejected so may be something DOC investigates in the future? 
Yours sincerely 
Roy Grose 
Director Operations 
Northern South Island Region 
Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai 
Nelson Marlborough Conservancy Office 
Private Bag 5, Nelson 7042