About this site

Last updated: 13 May 2011

Useful information for users of this website

On this website you will find information about:

  • the specific roles and responsibilities of the State Services Commissioner - the chief executive of the State Services Commission (SSC);
  • the work programmes of SSC; and
  • information about other parts of the Government sector.

Macrons in Māori language

The State Services Commission supports the use of macrons in Māori language. This website is configured to display macrons to those site visitors with browsers able to support them. Documents on this website published prior to 2004 do not display macrons.

Locating content on this site

There are a number of ways to access content on this site.

1 Use the home page dynamic navigation. It gives one-click access to all content areas.

2 Use the site map, located at the base of every page.

3 Use the whole-of-site Search facility, located at the top right of every page. Searches may be entered using a range of terms, in the same way as current practice for large external search engines. Use the Advanced Search option to refine your search.

4 Go to the Resources section for a list of all publications on the site. The list of publications will first appear in publish-date order, with the newest at the top. You can then choose to reorder to list in alphabetical sequence. There are over 500 publications listed in this section, and there is a filtered search option provided with options for searching in a number or ways.

5 Go to the What's New section on the homepage to see the newest releases. 

Optional formats - which should you choose?

The State Services Commission aims to provide content on this website in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language).

In addition, documents and publications may be published in a second format - PDF (Portable Document Format) or Word.

HTML multi- page layout

Most users prefer HTML for online viewing, and this is the format of the page first reached when viewing a document on this site. If the document is a large one, the HTML version is presented as a multi-page layout, with a table of contents displayed on the left hand margin. 

HTML single page layout

To view or quickly scan through an HTML document that is presented as a multi-page layout, use the single page option at the top of the screen. This will present the document as one continuous page.

PDF for printing or downloading

A document in HTML is one long, unbroken piece of text when printed. A document in PDF retains the page structure and style of the original document (such as page numbering, footnotes at the bottom of each page, presentation of graphics). Therefore, for downloading or printing from the website, the PDF version is more suitable.

PDF version - where to find

The PDF version of a publication is located at the top right of the page. Very large documents will also be made available as several smaller files (separate chapters for instance) to reduce downloading time. PDF files that are published on an Our Work page can be found in the Related Resources section.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

PDF files on this website are created using Adobe Acrobat software. An Adobe Acrobat Reader is necessary to view them. An Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.

Keeping in touch with new content

Go to the Subscribe botton on the toolbar to register for automatic notification of new additions or updates by either emailed alert message or feed.