Appendix F—List of Requirements

  Letter of transmittal Mandatory iii
Table of contents Mandatory v
Index Mandatory 239
Glossary Mandatory 236
Contact officer(s) Mandatory ii
Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory ii
Review by Secretary
Review by departmental Secretary Mandatory 4–5
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 4–8
Overview of department's performance and financial results Suggested 4–8
Outlook for following year Suggested N/A
Significant issues and developments–portfolio Portfolio departments–suggested 4–8
Departmental Overview
Role and functions Mandatory 4, 10–14
Organisational structure Mandatory 12
Outcome and programme structure Mandatory 11
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–mandatory 14
Report on Performance
Review of performance during the year in relation to programmes and contribution to outcomes Mandatory 18–96
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory 22–26, 35–38, 41–43, 45–47, 50–52, 64–69, 70–71, 78–81
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory N/A
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory 18–96
Trend information Mandatory 3, 22, 30, 32, 35–36, 41, 45, 50, 53, 56, 64–65, 70–71, 72, 78–79, 93, 112, 114, 126–127
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 4–8, 10–11
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 87–89
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the Department's response to complaints If applicable, mandatory 45–46, 81, 87
Discussion and analysis of the Department's financial performance Mandatory 5–8
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 5–8
Entity resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory 98–110
Management and Accountability
Corporate Governance
Entity heads are required to certify their entities actions in dealing with fraud Mandatory iii
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 86–89
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 13–15
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 86–88
Corporate and operational plans and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 88, 91–93
Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested 87–89
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 86–111
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested 94
External Scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 89–91
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory 89
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an entity capability review Mandatory 112
Management of Human Resources
  Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory 91–96
  Workforce planning, staff retention and turnover Suggested 91–92, 95
  Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, determinations, common law contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements Suggested 92–95
  Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 32, 38, 92, 96, 111
  Work health and safety performance Suggested 118–119
  Productivity gains Suggested 4, 18, 22, 24, 27, 30, 56, 64, 90
Statistics on staffing Mandatory 93–95, 101–105
  Statistics on employees who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians Mandatory 92, 94–95
  Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory 92, 94
  Performance pay Mandatory 93
Assets management Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory 6
Purchasing Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 111–113
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 112
Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory 112
Exempt contracts Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender Mandatory 112
Small business Procurement initiatives to support small business Mandatory 112–113
Financial Statements Financial Statements Mandatory 126
Other Mandatory Information
Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory 87, 118–19
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory 111, 113
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 114–117
Compliance with the entities obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory N/A
Grant programmes Mandatory 2, 7–8, 62, 64, 66–67, 69, 70–71, 104, 109, 125
Disability reporting–explicit and transparent reference to entity level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory 92, 93, 95
Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory 89
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory N/A
Entity Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Mandatory 98–110
List of Requirements Mandatory 123

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