Today is International Volunteer Day, a United Nations-led initiative when organisations around the world and across New Zealand recognise the immense effort and value of volunteers.
As we grow our organisation, we build on the strengths from the past, but we also need to look at areas where we could do better, and work to make improvements.
I’d like to provide you with an update on what you said during the consultation. I’d also like to update you on the timings for likely decisions and next steps.
The Independent Review into Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s workplace policies, procedures and practices to address bullying and harassment is nearing completion.
As we develop a shared identity within Fire and Emergency NZ, we need to build on a culture of mutual respect between all our people and the wider emergency sector. As you are aware, Judge Coral Shaw is leading the Independent Review of workplace policies, procedures and practices.
SLT’s focus between now and Christmas will be on three key priorities: the organisational design, Operating Model, and providing leadership and guidance on our proactive response to recommendations in our Independent Review of ‘Positive workplace Culture’ which will be delivered in the New Year.
The final decisions on the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) structure have been announced.
The consultation for the proposed Operating Model and the draft Risk Reduction and Volunteerism strategies is now closed.
SLT weekly update
This week is Niuean language week and I’d like to encourage you to connect with the Niuean language, culture and identity which is so much a part of New Zealand and its diverse culture.