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Description Requirement Page
Letter of transmittal Mandatory iii
Table of contents Mandatory v–vi
Index Mandatory 204–209
Glossary Mandatory 198–199
Contact officer(s)       Mandatory ii
Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory ii
Review by Secretary
Review by departmental secretary Mandatory 2–3
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 5
Overview of department’s performance and financial results Suggested 2–3, 11–16
Outlook for following year Suggested 3
Significant issues and developments—portfolio Portfolio departments—suggested 4–8
Departmental overview
Role and functions Mandatory 6
Organisational structure Mandatory 8
Outcome and programme structure Mandatory 6–7
Where outcome and programme structures differ from PBS/PAES or other portfolio statements accompanying any other additional appropriation bills (other portfolio statements), details of variation and reasons for change Mandatory 6–7
Portfolio structure Portfolio departments—mandatory 4–5
Report on performance
Review of performance during the year in relation to programmes and contribution to outcomes. Mandatory 10–62
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PBS/PAES or other portfolio statement. Mandatory 24–26, 36–37, 39–40, 43, 45, 48–49, 51, 53–54, 58–62
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 10–62
Trend information Mandatory 29–30, 76
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested 2, 3, 5, 6, 18, 20, 24
Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested 42, 74
Description Requirement Page
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested 2–3, 10
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 65, 66
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department’s response to complaints If applicable, mandatory 186
Discussion and analysis of the department’s financial performance Mandatory 11–16
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
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory 12–16
Management and accountability
Corporate governance
Agency heads are required to certify their agency’s actions in dealing with fraud Mandatory iii
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 64–66
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 8, 64–66
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 64–66
Corporate and operational plans and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 65–66
Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested 66
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 66
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested 76
External scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 72
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory 67–68
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an agency capability review Mandatory 69–72
Management of human resources
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory 73–84
Workforce planning, staff retention and turnover Suggested 77
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) Suggested 75–76
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 78–79
Work health and safety performance Suggested 78–79
Productivity gains Suggested 73–75
Description       Requirement Page
Statistics on staffing Mandatory 15, 16, 76–77, 182
Statistics on employees who identify as Indigenous Mandatory 76
Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory 75–76
Performance pay Mandatory 76
Assets management: assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory 79
Purchasing: assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 79–80
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 80–82
Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses: absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory 81
Exempt contracts: Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender Mandatory 81
Small business: Procurement initiatives to support small business Mandatory 80
Financial Statements Mandatory 86–180
Other mandatory information
Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory 78–79
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory 81–82
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 83–84
Compliance with the agency’s obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory 77
Grant programmes Mandatory 82–83
Disability reporting—explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory 74–75
Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory 84
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory n/a
Agency Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Mandatory 12–16
List of Requirements Mandatory 200–202

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