Delegations

Delegations Manual

Introduction to Delegations.  Hope you enjoy the session!

Purpose and Background

The purpose of the Delegation Manual is to set out Environment Canterbury’s (the Council or Environment Canterbury) delegations given to officers in relation to certain administrative and financial matters and also the delegations made in relation of the Council's statutory duties, responsibilities and powers.

Delegation is the conveying of a duty or power to act to another person, including the authority that the person making the decision would themselves have had in carrying out that duty or exercising that power.

Of particular note are the principles and general terms and conditions that apply to all Environment Canterbury delegations.

What is the definition of Delegation for this document's purpose?

  • Delegation is the conveying of a duty or power to act to another person, including the authority that the person making the decision would themselves have had in carrying out that duty or exercising that power.
  • Delegation is telling someone what to do
  • Delegation is signing legal documents

Principles, terms and conditions

Principles

 

  1. Wherever possible, delegations to staff have been made on a wide basis to promote the most effective and efficient implementation and delivery of Environment Canterbury's policies and objectives.
  2. Delegations have generally been made to the lowest level of competence, commensurate with the degree of responsibility and difficulty involved in the undertaking of the task delegated.
  3. In deciding the lowest level of competence for each delegation, particular attention has been paid to the responsibilities and accountability for its correct and effective implementation and any reporting requirements.
  4. While delegations are made to individual positions or tiers of management it is expected that when significant or sensitive decisions are being made under delegated authority, staff will collaborate in the decision making process to ensure the best outcome for the Council.
  5. Before exercising any delegation, staff should always bear in mind Council’s responsibilities to and relationships with, Māori, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Ngā Papatipu Rūnanga, including under:
  • The Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998;
  • Section 81 of the Local Government Act 2002;
  • The Tuia Relationship Agreement; and
  • The Te Waihora Co-governance Agreement. 
  1. Where Council is expressly prevented from delegating some or all of its powers by a particular statute, it may delegate the power to do anything precedent to the exercise by the Council of that particular power or authority.

 

Delegations Manual

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Search the Delegations manual to find the information to help you answer the questions on the following pages.

Who can approve a log burner consent?

  • Bob
  • Bill
  • Betty

What date was the Delegations Manual finalised / released?

  • Yesterday
  • Today
  • Tomorrow

Who can ............?

  • Anyone
  • Everyone
  • No one

Conclusion

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