Annual Report
2012–13

Compliance index

As per the Requirements for departmental annual reports, below is the compliance index providing a response and page reference for the location of each item.

Figure 5.1 Compliance index

Description Requirement
Letter of transmittal Mandatory
Table of contents Mandatory
Index Mandatory
Glossary Mandatory
Contact officer(s) Mandatory
Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory
Review by departmental secretary Mandatory
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested
Overview of Department’s performance and financial results Suggested
Outlook for following year Suggested
Significant issues and developments – portfolio Portfolio departments – suggested
Role and functions Mandatory
Organisational structure Mandatory
Outcome and program structure Mandatory
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
Portfolio structure Portfolio departments – mandatory
Review of performance during the year in relation to programs and contribution to outcomes Mandatory
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets and reasons for the change Mandatory
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory
Trend information Mandatory
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/ services Suggested
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested
Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested
Social inclusion outcomes If applicable, mandatory
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data and the Department’s response to complaints If applicable, mandatory
Discussion and analysis of the Department’s financial performance Mandatory
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year or from budget, or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations Suggested
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory
Agency heads are required to certify that their agency comply with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines Mandatory
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Suggested
Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk Suggested
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested
Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Mandatory
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman Mandatory
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Suggested
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Suggested
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested
Work health and safety performance Suggested
Productivity gains Suggested
Statistics on staffing Mandatory
Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory
Performance pay Mandatory
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory
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
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory
Contracts exempt from AusTender Mandatory
Financial Statements Mandatory
Work health and safety (Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory
Compliance with the agency’s obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010
Grant programs Mandatory
Disability reporting – explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory
Spatial reporting – expenditure by program between regional and non-regional Australia If applicable, mandatory
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory
List of Requirements Mandatory