(c) Governance structures of the PSA

The PSA is governed by:

(a) A National Delegates’ Congress or Special Delegates’ Congress. This is the highest decision-making authority of the PSA;

(b) An Annual General meeting (AGM) that provides constitutional oversight between congresses;

(c)An Executive Board accountable to the national delegates congress and responsible for the governance of the PSA between national delegates congresses;

(d) Sector committees responsible for representing the interests of members within their sectors in the governance of the union;

(e) Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Āwhina representing the concerns and interests of Māori members;

(f) Workplaces and enterprises where members may elect delegate(s), a delegate committee or representatives to sector committees;

(g) A staff group representing the interests of staff who are members of the PSA

(h)Committees:(the national delegates congress, executive board, the committee of Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Āwhina and sector committees may establish committees with a specified role and accountability).

The PSA also operates Networks and Clusters.

Responsibility of elected office holders

When fulfilling their duties, elected office holders within the PSA’s governance structures have a responsibility to consider the interests of all members who come within the coverage of the body to which they have been elected.