Appendix H—List of Requirements

Requirement Section/page
Letter of transmittal Mandatory iii
Table of contents Mandatory v–vi
Index Mandatory 258
Glossary Mandatory 254–255
Contact officer(s) Mandatory iv
Internet home page address and internet address for report Mandatory iv
Review by Secretary
Review by departmental Secretary Mandatory 2–7
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 2–12
Overview of department's performance and financial results Suggested 2–12
Outlook for following year Suggested 7
Significant issues and developments—portfolio Portfolio departments—suggested -
Departmental Overview
Role and functions Mandatory 14, 16
Organisational structure Mandatory 16
Outcome and program structure Mandatory 17
Where outcome and program structures differ from PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements accompanying any other additional appropriation bills (other portfolio statements), details of variation and reasons for change Mandatory n/a
Portfolio structure Portfolio departments—mandatory 17–18, 152–153
Report on Performance
Review of performance during the year in relation to programs and contribution to outcomes Mandatory 20–111
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory 24–28, 47–51, 58–62, 72–74, 84–86, 108–109
Where performance targets differ from the PB Statements/PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory n/a
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory 20–111
Trend information Mandatory 8–10, 24, 47–48, 58–59, 72, 84, 108, 139, 144
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested n/a
Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested n/a
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested -
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 117
Social inclusion outcomes If applicable, mandatory n/a
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department's response to complaints If applicable, mandatory 118
Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance Mandatory 8–12
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year, from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations Mandatory 8
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory 130–137
Management and Accountability
Corporate Governance
Agency heads are required to certify that their agency complies with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines Mandatory iii
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 114–119
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 15
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 15, 114–116
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 116
Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk Suggested 115, 117, 118
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 118
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested 125
External Scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 119–121
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Mandatory 119
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman Mandatory 119–120
Management of Human Resources
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory 121–128
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Suggested 121, 123–126
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Suggested -
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 123–124
Work health and safety performance Suggested 145–147
Productivity gains Suggested -
Statistics on staffing Mandatory 122, 126, 127
Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory 125–126
Performance pay Mandatory 125
Assets Management
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory 9
Purchasing
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 138–140
Consultants
The annual report must include a summary statement detailing the number of new consultancy services contracts let during the year; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts let during the year (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were active in the reporting year; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST). The annual report must include a statement noting that information on contracts and consultancies is available through the AusTender website. Mandatory 139
Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory 139
Exempt Contracts
Contracts exempt from the AusTender Mandatory 139
Financial Statements
Financial Statements Mandatory 160–252
Other Mandatory Information
Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory 145–147
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory 140
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 141–144
Compliance with the agency's obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory n/a
Grant programs Mandatory 148
Disability reporting—explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory 128
Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory 119
Spatial reporting—expenditure by program between regional and non-regional Australia If applicable, mandatory 11–12
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory 125
Agency Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Mandatory 130–137
List of Requirements Mandatory 154–157

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