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21 May 2020 
LGOIMA No. 8140006472 
 (Please quote this in any correspondence) 
Simon Veritas 
By Email: [FYI request #12337 email] 
Dear Simon   
Local Government Official Information And Meetings Act 1987 
Hiring practices and direct selection 
I refer to your email which we received on 01 March 2020, requesting information on hiring 
practices and direct selection at Auckland Council. I also refer to my email to you on 27 
March 2020, extending the timeframe for us to respond to your request. Thank you for your 
patience while we have worked on this response. 
Our response to your questions is as follows: 
What is the position band of the Executive Officer of Regulatory Services?  
The position band of the Executive Officer of Regulatory Services is band K. 
Mr Craig Hobbs (Regulatory Services Director) is also happy to discuss any concerns you 
may have. To arrange a phone call or meeting, please contact Mr Hobbs by email: 
[email address] or phone: 027 454 8845. 
Across Auckland Council, how many positions of this band or higher were filled in the 
2019 calendar year? 
In 2019 there were 38 positions fil ed at band K or higher within Auckland Council. Of these 
38 roles: 
  -  seven roles (18.42%) were filed by direct appointment; 
-  23 roles (60.53%) were fil ed following an internal process; and 
-  one role (2.63%) was fil ed following an external process. 
Additionally, four roles (10.53%) were fil ed through a change process, two roles (5.26%) 
were fil ed through an internal expressions of interest process and one role was a position 
Is there any internal Council policy or procedure that specifies what being a "good 
employer" means in terms of advertising vacancies and/or length of advertising 
Auckland Council takes very seriously its obligation to be a good employer and operates its 
personnel policy in accordance with the ‘good employer’ principle. This is reflected in the 
attached our Recruitment Guide.  
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The inclusion of the good employer principles within our Recruitment Guide as “Principles 
that guide us” ensures that consideration is given to the good employer principles in all 
aspects of the recruitment process including the advertising of vacancies and advertising 
Where there is no identified preferred candidate, Auckland Council advertises roles for a 
minimum of three days to ensure that potential candidates have time to prepare an 
I hope you find this information useful. I also wish to apologise for the delay in getting this 
response to you and draw your attention to your right to seek a review from the Office of the 
Ombudsman about this extension. 
If you have any further queries please contact me on 09 301 0101, quoting LGOIMA No. 
Yours sincerely 
Jenny Hua 
Privacy & LGOIMA Business Partner 
Democracy Services 
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