Kia Tū Ranga: MBIE Pay Gap Action Plan 2023 to 2024

Closing the Gender, Māori, Pacific, and Ethnic Pay Gap
November 2023

This is the web version of Kia Tū Ranga: MBIE Pay Gap Action Plan 2023 to 2024. 

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The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Pay Gap Action Plan 2023.

Commitments to Tangata Whenua

MBIE’s plan reflects both Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations and requirements in the Public Service Act.

Proactively engaging with people across MBIE

MBIE is committed to building an organisation that reflects the communities it serves, at all levels. MBIE understands this is reliant on building an inclusive workplace to support attraction and retention of people from diverse backgrounds.

Key insights

MBIE is committed to gaining insights from both employee, workforce and remuneration data and directly from our people in order to improve the experiences and outcomes for its people.

Current state: Gender and ethnic pay and workforce representation

To report on MBIE’s pay gap, data analysis has been completed on criteria including gender and ethnic by pay gap, and representation of the workforce and leadership by levels of seniority.

Additional data of our people

Includes data from the Rainbow People Experience project and the ‘Enabling MBIE’ People Experience project.

MBIE’s pay gap reduction journey

MBIE is continuing to make strong progress towards closing the pay gaps.

Actions to move MBIE forward

To continue to make progress, a continued focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion is essential. MBIE needs to enable better representation across our workforce and in leadership.

MBIE’s workforce and leadership representation targets – continued focus

This page captures 5-year targets to improve workforce and leadership representation at MBIE. The 5-year period extends from the publication of the plan in late 2022 to 2027.

Connecting mahi

There are a number of public sector commitments and MBIE work programmes which support the mahi the agency is doing to improve diversity and inclusion, to close gender and ethnic pay gaps and create fairer workplaces.

Appendix 1 – Papa Pounamu priorities and progress

MBIE’s inclusion and belonging work programme is shaped by Papa Pounamu and the 5 focus areas to help create fair, diverse and inclusive workplaces reflective of the communities we serve.

Last updated: 22 December 2023