Background documents concerning appointments and re-appointments of Tertiary Education Institution council members

J. Whyte made this Official Information request to Tertiary Education Commission

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From: J. Whyte

Dear Tertiary Education Commission,

I am seeking information relating to your administration of the Ministerial appointments process on behalf of the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.

Please could you provide me with any and all relevant documentation and information relating respectively to each of the consultation, consideration and communication phases of the process in respect of each and every Tertiary Council member appointed by the Minister on your advice consequent to the commencement of the new regime established under the Education Amendment Act 2015.

Including, but not limited to:

(1) Where the member in question had served two terms already, any documents (and any related documents) received by the TEC which provide an assessment of the skills required and/or which provide for nominations for a new member.

(2) Detailed lists of all of the nominees for each membership position.

(3) Full documents and information detailing the decision-making process behind, and the rationale for, the Commission's choice of nominee for consideration by the Minister.

(Please include a list of the decision-makers involved in the process for each nominee and their respective role/s within the TEC.)

(4) The submissions proper which have been presented to the Minister for consideration.

(5) If any, all correspondence between the Minister and the Commission in relation to the Commission's proposed appointees.

Yours faithfully,

J. Whyte

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Dear J Whyte,  I have attached a letter transferring your Official
Information Act request to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and

Please let me know if you have any questions.



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From: Rachel Frederikson

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Dear J Whyte


Please find attached a letter from Hon Paul Goldsmith in response to your
OIA request.


Kind regards


Rachel Frederikson

Ministerial Secretary to Hon Paul Goldsmith

Minister of Science and Innovation | Minister for Tertiary Education,
Skills and Employment | Minister for Regulatory Reform

Parliament Buildings | Wellington | DDI: +64 4 817 9914



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