Police Vetting Service update - Thursday 6 June 2019:
NZSTA have been made aware that the timeframe for processing of police vetting reports is currently outside of the standard 20 working days due to high demand. We are keeping in touch with the Police Vetting Service for updates and we recommend you keep an eye on the police vetting website. We recommend that during a recruitment process for non teaching staff, that police vetting consent forms are provided to applicants on receipt of an application. If an applicant is shortlisted for an interview, we recommend submitting the police vetting request at the time the decision to short list is made.
Using the below resources ensures boards and their delegates have effective and safe recruitment processes. Employers must comply with the requirements of the collective agreements and relevant legislation (e.g. Children's Act 2014, Privacy Act, Education Act, Employment Relations Act, State Sector Act) and the following advice and templates provide guidance in this.
The below topics are those most frequently queried in NZSTA’s Advisory and Support Centre.