Requirement Location
Letter of transmittal Letter of transmittal
Table of contents Contents
Glossary References
Contact officer(s) Contact us
Review by Secretary
Review by Commissioner Commissioner's review
Summary of significant issues and developments Commissioner's review
Overview of department’s performance and financial results Commissioner's review
Outlook for following year Commissioner's review
Significant issues and developments – portfolio n/a
Departmental Overview
Role and functions Role, values and principles
Organisational structure Figure 5: Organisation as at 30 June 2013
Outcome and program structure Our role, values and principles,
Outcome and programs
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 n/a
Report on Performance
Review of performance during the year in relation to programs and contribution to outcomes Report on performance
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Report on performance
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/ PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change n/a
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Report on performance
Trend information Report on performance
Significant changes in nature of principle functions/ services n/a
Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements Procurement
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Report on performance
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Risk management and business continuity
Social inclusion outcomes Assisting Australians with special needs
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department’s response to complaints Customer enquiries, issues and complaints
Discussion and analysis of the department’s financial performance Financial performance analysis
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year, from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations. n/a
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Table 20: Agency resource statement 2012–13
Management and Accountability
Corporate Governance
Agency heads are required to certify that their agency comply with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines. Letter of transmittal
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Governance and accountability
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Leadership structure,
Office network,
Executive Leadership Team,
Figure 5: Organisation chart
Senior management committees and their roles Management committees
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Planning, operating and reporting framework
Approach adopted to identify areas of significant financial or operational risk Internal audit
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Ethical standards
How the nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Senior executive remuneration
External Scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny External scrutiny
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Administrative scrutiny,
Freedom of information
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman External scrutiny,
Administrative scrutiny
Management of Human Resources
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives AEC workforce
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Recruiting, retaining and maintaining contact with staff
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Employment agreements,
Senior executive remuneration
Training and development undertaken and its impact AEC workforce
Work health and safety performance Workplace health and safety
Productivity gains
Statistics on staffing Working for the AEC
Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Employment agreements,
Senior executive remuneration
Performance pay Senior executive remuneration
Assets management
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management Assets management
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Procurement
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). Grants,
Table 19 - Consultancy contracts
Statement noting that information on contracts and consultancies is available through the AusTender website. Table 19 - Consultancy contracts
Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Australian National Audit Office
Exempt contracts
Contracts exempt from the AusTender Australian National Audit Office
Financial Statements
Financial Statements Financial Statements
Other Mandatory Information
Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Workplace health and safety
Advertising and market research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Appendix I: Advertising and market research
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Environmental Performance
Compliance with the agency’s obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 Recognising carers
Grant programs Grants
Disability reporting – explicit and transparent reference to agency level information available through other reporting mechanisms Disability reporting
Information Publication Scheme statement Freedom of information
Spatial reporting – expenditure by program between regional and non-regional Australia n/a
Correction of material errors in previous annual report n/a
Agency Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Table 20: Agency resource statement 2012–13
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