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Part 5: Appendices (continued)


List of requirements

Description Requirement Page/s
Letter of transmittal Mandatory iii
Table of contents Mandatory v‑vii
Index Mandatory 260‑261
Glossary Mandatory 256‑258
Contact officer(s) Mandatory xii
Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory ii
Review by Secretary
Review by Departmental Secretary Mandatory 3‑4
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 3‑4
Overview of department's performance and financial results Suggested 3‑10
Outlook for following year Suggested 3‑4
Significant issues and developments — portfolio Suggested 3‑4
Departmental overview
Role and functions Mandatory 5‑10
Organisational structure Mandatory 11
Outcome and program structure Mandatory 12‑15
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 Mandatory 13‑15
Report on performance
Review of performance during the year in relation to programs and contribution to outcomes Mandatory 17‑84
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory 17‑84
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 17‑84
Trend information Mandatory 17‑84
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested 17‑84
Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested n/a
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested 17‑84
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 17‑84
Social inclusion outcomes If applicable, mandatory 17‑84
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department's response to complaints If applicable, mandatory n/a
Discussion and analysis of the department's financial performance Mandatory 10
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year, from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations Mandatory 10
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcome Mandatory 272‑274
Management and accountability
Corporate governance
Agency heads are required to certify that their agency comply with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines Mandatory iii
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 89
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 11
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 89‑92
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 92
Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk Suggested 92‑93
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 94
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested 95
External scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 96‑100
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Mandatory 100
Reports by the Auditor‑General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman Mandatory 100
Management of human resources
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory 101‑111
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Suggested 101‑111
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Suggested 102‑111
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 104‑105
Work health and safety performance Suggested 235‑236
Productivity gains Suggested n/a
Statistics on staffing Mandatory 108‑111
Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory 102‑111
Performance pay Mandatory n/a
Assets management
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory 112
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 113
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 114‑115
Australian National Audit Office access clauses
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor‑General Mandatory 116
Exempt contracts
Contracts exempt from the AusTender Mandatory 117
Financial statements
Financial statements Mandatory 125‑232
Other information
Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory 235‑236
Advertising and market research (section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory 237
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 238
Compliance with agency's obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory 241
Grant programs Mandatory 242
Disability reporting — explicit and transparent reference to agency‑level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory 118‑124
Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory 243
Spatial reporting — expenditure by program between regional and non‑regional Australia Mandatory 244
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory n/a
Agency Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Mandatory 245‑248
List of requirements Mandatory 249‑252