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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 25 June 2019 to date (accessed 20 September 2019 at 20:07)
338 Nature of contracts for senior staff
(1) The general manager and other senior staff of a council are to be employed under contracts that are performance-based.(2) The term of a contract must not be less than 12 months or more than 5 years (including any option for renewal). A term that is less than 12 months is taken to be for 12 months and a term for more than 5 years is taken to be limited to 5 years.(3) Contracts may be renewed from time to time.(4) The Departmental Chief Executive may, by order in writing, approve one or more standard forms of contract for the employment of the general manager or other senior staff of a council.(5) A standard form of contract approved by the Departmental Chief Executive is not to include provisions relating to the level of remuneration or salary (including employment benefits) of the general manager or other senior staff of a council, performance-based requirements or the duration of the contract.(6) A council is not to employ a person to a position to which one or more standard forms of contract approved for the time being under this section applies or apply except under such a standard form of contract.(7) The council may include in an employment contract for the general manager or another member of the senior staff additional provisions to those contained in the standard form of contract but only if those provisions relate to any of the following:(a) the level of remuneration or salary (including employment benefits) of the person employed under the contract,(b) subject to subsections (1) and (2), performance-based requirements or the duration of the contract.(8) Despite subsection (6), the approval, amendment or substitution of a standard form of contract under this section does not affect any employment contract between a council and the general manager of the council or another member of the senior staff of the council if the employment contract was entered into before the approval, amendment or substitution of the standard form of contract.(9) However, subsection (6) does apply to the renewal of any such employment contract occurring after the standard form of contract is approved, amended or substituted and to all new contracts entered into after the standard form of contract is approved, amended or substituted.