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MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that encourages, but does not require, employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and its variants, unless the role is identified as requiring vaccination at the time.

What we do

We want to achieve a better future for New Zealanders. This involves working with and through others to take a holistic approach to meeting people’s needs and intervening early to get the best solutions.

We provide a wide range of support and services to New Zealanders:

Income support and superannuation services

The support we provide includes benefits and pensions, retirement income such as New Zealand Super, accommodation-related support, student financial support (via StudyLink) and child-related benefits.

Employment support and services

We connect clients to employers and job opportunities, upskilling clients through industry-based recruitment partnerships, and responding to local labour market conditions.

Youth, seniors and disabled people

We provide advice on the issues affecting, youth, seniors and disabled people.

Housing support

We assess people’s eligibility for emergency, transitional and public housing, and provide support to help with housing costs.

Support for young people

We support young people to gain the skills they need to work and have an independent future.

Community services

We design and deliver community services with our partners. Further information about these services is available below.

We design and deliver community services with our partners, including:

  • supporting victims, survivors and perpetrators of family violence and sexual violence
  • growing leadership within communities to address family violence
  • reducing the isolation, abuse and neglect of older people
  • building people’s financial capability and resilience
  • ensuring refugee and migrant communities can participate in local initiatives
  • supporting community providers to develop their capability.

We provide a range of services to the Government to enable the welfare system to work as effectively as possible, including:

  • advice to Ministers on a wide range of social policy issues
  • protecting the integrity of the welfare system
  • supporting Royal Commissions of Inquiry
  • responding to adverse and crisis events.

This is not work we do alone. We work closely with other government agencies, non-government organisations, advisory and industry groups, communities and iwi. Together we aim to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of New Zealanders.

Statement of Intent

Check out our Statement of Intent and how you can make a difference for New Zealanders by working at MSD:

Read Statement of Intent 2017-2022