Annual Report
2013–14

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 6.1 Compliance index

Description Requirement Location page no.
Letter of transmittal Mandatory iii
Table of contents Mandatory vi
Index Mandatory 290
Glossary Mandatory 288
Contact officer(s) Mandatory ii
Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory ii
Review by departmental secretary Mandatory 6-8
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 6-8
Overview of Department’s performance and financial results Suggested v, 6–8, 14–70, 88–262, 267–279
Outlook for following year Suggested 8
Significant issues and developments – portfolio Portfolio departments – suggested 1–8
Role and functions Mandatory v, 1–8
Organisational structure Mandatory 4–5
Outcome and programme structure Mandatory 3
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 1–3
Portfolio Structure Portfolio departments – Mandatory 1
Review of performance during the year in relation to programmes and contribution to outcomes Mandatory 14–70
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory 14–70
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets and reasons for the change Mandatory Not Applicable
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory 6–8, 14–70
Trend information Mandatory 14–70
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested 1–3
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested 1–70
Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested Not Applicable
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 73
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data and the Department’s response to complaints If applicable, mandatory Not Applicable
Discussion and analysis of the Departments financial performance Mandatory 88–262, 267–279
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year or from budget, or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations Suggested Not Applicable
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory 89–94
Agency heads are required to certify that their agency complies with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines Mandatory iii
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 72–74
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 4–5
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 72–73
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 72–75
Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested 38–39, 72–73
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 74
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES is determined Suggested 81–82
Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 74–75
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Mandatory 75
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an agency capability review Mandatory 75
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory 76–83
Workforce planning, staff retention and turnover Suggested 76–77
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Suggested 81–82
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 76–79
Work health and safety performance Suggested 80–81
Productivity gains Suggested 83
Statistics on staffing Mandatory 76–82
Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory 82
Performance pay Mandatory 83
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory Not Applicable
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 84
A summary statement detailing the number of new consultancy service 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 84–85
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory 84
Contract exempt from AusTender Mandatory 84
Financial Statements Mandatory 88–262
Work health and safety (Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory 80, 264
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory 85
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 86–87
Compliance with the agency’s obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory Not Applicable
Grant programmes Mandatory 86, 264
Disability reporting – explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory 77, 80
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory Not Applicable
Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory 75
List of Requirements Mandatory 281