Annual Report 2014–15

5Managing resources and assets

The AEC manages a diverse portfolio of resources and assets throughout offices at the national, state/territory and divisional level. These include physical assets such as office equipment, information assets such as technology services and human resources such as the agency’s regular and casual workforce.

Assets management

The AEC’s management of assets incorporates leased property, applications software, information and communications technology (ICT) hardware, office fit-outs, office machines and equipment.

Human resource management

The agency’s recruitment, training and retention of both regular and casual employees is essential to the delivery of modern and efficient electoral services throughout Australia.


The AEC manages a range of procurement, tenders, consultancies and contracts. A total of 64 per cent procurement contracts are held with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Environmental performance

The resources and assets of the AEC are managed in a sustainable manner that adheres to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 by minimising impact to the environment, reduces waste and conserves energy use.