Appendix G—List of Requirements

Requirement Page
Letter of transmittal Mandatory iii
Table of contents Mandatory v–vi
Index Mandatory 385
Glossary Mandatory 382–3
Contact officer(s) Mandatory ii
Internet home page address and internet address for report Mandatory ii
Review by Secretary
Review by departmental Secretary Mandatory 4–9
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 4–13
Overview of Department's performance and financial results Suggested 4–13
Outlook for following year Suggested 9
Significant issues and developments—Portfolio Portfolio departments—suggested 4–13
Departmental Overview
Role and functions Mandatory 4, 16, 18–19
Organisational structure Mandatory 18
Outcome and programme structure Mandatory 16,19
Where outcome and programme 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—suggested 16, 18–19, 20–1
Report on Performance
Review of performance during the year in relation to programmes and contribution to outcomes Mandatory 24–132
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory 28–9, 44–7, 53–4, 62–4, 69–70, 85–9, 96–7, 104–6, 115–16
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 24–132
Trend information Mandatory 28, 44–5, 53, 56, 60, 62, 69, 85–6, 96, 104–5, 115, 126, 148, 151, 156,
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested 4, 12, 13, 16, 126
Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested N/A
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested 4–9
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 122–3
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department's response to complaints If applicable, suggested 123
Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance Mandatory 11–13
Discussion of any significant changes in financial results from the prior year, from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations Mandatory 11–13
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory 134–46
Management and Accountability
Corporate Governance
Agency heads are required to certify that their agency complies with the ‘Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines’ Mandatory iii, 123
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 120–3
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 17
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 120–1
Corporate and operational plans and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 122, 125–6
Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested 123
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 120
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested 129
External Scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 124–5
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory 124
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an agency capability review Mandatory 124–5
Management of Human Resources
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory 125–32
Workforce planning, staff retention and turnover Suggested 125–7, 130
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements Suggested 129–30
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 127
Work health and safety performance Suggested 152–3
Productivity gains Suggested 4–13
Statistics on staffing Mandatory 126, 130–1
Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements Mandatory 129–30
Performance pay Mandatory 129
Assets management
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory 12
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 147–8
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 148
ANAO Access Clauses
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory 147
Exempt contracts
Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender Mandatory 147
Financial Statements
Financial Statements Mandatory 162–380
Other Mandatory Information
Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory 152–3
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory 148
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 149–51
Compliance with the agency's obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory N/A
Grant programmes Mandatory 154–5
Disability reporting—explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory 131
Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory 118, 123
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory N/A
Agency Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Mandatory 134–46
List of Requirements Mandatory 158

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