SSC to seek answers on IRD survey

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Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins has today asked the State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes to examine IRD’s reported inappropriate use of a public survey.

“I was concerned to read in the media that a survey by IRD included political questions,” Chris Hipkins says.

“I suspect it was an error of judgement, but I have asked Mr Hughes to follow up with IRD.

“The political neutrality of the public service is paramount and I want to ensure that the message is reinforced,” Chris says.