Compliance index

This schedule is made for section 46(3) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Description

Requirement

Letter of transmittal

Mandatory

Aids to access

Glossary

Mandatory

Abbreviations and acronyms

Mandatory

List of requirements

Mandatory

Details of contact officer

Mandatory

Department’s website address

Mandatory

Electronic address of report

Mandatory

Review by accountable authority

Review by departmental Secretary

Mandatory

Overview of the department  

Role and functions

Mandatory

Organisational structure

Mandatory

Outcomes and program structure

Mandatory

Purposes as included in the corporate plan

Mandatory

Portfolio structure

Mandatory

Details of variations and reasons for changes to outcomes and programs from Portfolio Budget Statements, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements and other portfolio estimates statements.

If applicable, mandatory

Report on performance of the entity

Annual performance statements

 

Annual performance statement in accordance with paragraph 39(1)(b) of the PGPA Act and Section 16F of the PGPA Rule.

Mandatory

Report on financial performance

 

Discussion and analysis of the department’s financial performance.

Mandatory

Department’s resource statement and total payments.

Mandatory

Significant changes in financial results during or after the previous or current reporting period, discussion and details.

Not applicable

Management and accountability

Corporate Governance

 

Information on compliance with section 10 of the PGPA Rule (fraud systems).

Mandatory

Certification by the Secretary that:

  • fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans have been prepared
  • appropriate mechanisms for preventing, detecting incidents of, investigating or otherwise dealing with, and recording or reporting fraud that meet the specific needs of the entity are in place
  • all reasonable measure have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to the department.

Mandatory

Outline of structures and processes in place for the department to implement principles and objectives of corporate governance.

Mandatory

Statement of significant issues reported to the minister under paragraph 19(1)(e) of the PGPA Act that relates to non-compliance with finance law and action taken to remedy non-compliance.

If applicable, mandatory

External scrutiny

Significant developments in external scrutiny and the department’s response to the scrutiny.

Mandatory

Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner that may have a significant effect on the operations of the department.

If applicable, mandatory

Reports on operations of the department by the Auditor-General (other than report under section 43 of the PGPA Act), a Parliamentary Committee, or Commonwealth Ombudsman.

If applicable, mandatory

Capability reviews on the department during the reporting period.

Not applicable

Management of human resources

Assessment of the department’s effectiveness in managing and developing employees to achieve departmental objectives.

Mandatory

Statistics on the department’s APS employees on an ongoing and non-ongoing basis; including the following:

  • staffing classification level
  • full-time employees
  • part-time employees
  • gender
  • staff location
  • employees who identify as Indigenous.

Mandatory

Enterprise agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, Australian workplace agreements, common law contracts and determinations under subsection 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999.

Mandatory

Number of SES and non-SES employees covered by the above arrangements.

Mandatory

Salary arrangements available for APS employees by classification level.

Mandatory

Non-salary benefits provided to employees.

Mandatory

Number of employees at each classification level who received performance payments.

If applicable, mandatory

Aggregate amounts of performance pay at each classification level.

Not applicable

Average amount of performance pay, and range of such payments, at each classification level.

Not applicable

Aggregate amount of performance payments.

Not applicable

Asset management

Assessment of effectiveness of assets management where asset management is a significant part of the department’s activities.

If applicable, mandatory

Purchasing

Assessment of the department’s performance against the Commonwealth Procurement Rules

Mandatory

Consultants

 

Summary statement detailing the number of new contacts engaging consultants entered into during the reporting period; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts entered into during the reporting period (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were entered into during a previous reporting period; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting period on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST).

Mandatory

Summary statement regarding the engagement of consultants in the format specified at paragraph 17AG (7)(b) of the PGPA Rule.

Mandatory

Summary of the policies and procedures for selecting and engaging consultants and the main categories of purposes for which consultants were selected and engaged.

Mandatory

Statement regarding actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies in the format specified at paragraph 17AG (7)(d) of the PGPA rule.

 

Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses

If the department entered into a contract with a value of more than $100,000 (inclusive of GST) and the contract did not provide the Auditor-General with access to the contactor’s premises — the name of the contractor, purpose and value of the contract, and the reason why a clause allowing access was not included in the contract.

If applicable, mandatory

Exempt contracts

If the department entered into a contract or there is a standing offer with a value greater than $10,000 (inclusive of GST) which has been exempted from being published in AusTender because it would disclose exempt matters under the FOI Act — a statement that the contract or standing offer has been exempted, and the value of the contract or standing offer, to the extent that doing so does not disclose the exempt matters.

If applicable, mandatory

Small business

Summary statement detailing procurement initiatives supporting small business using the text specified at paragraph 17AG (10)(a) of the PGPA Rule.

Mandatory

Outline of procurement activities to support small and medium enterprises.

Mandatory

If the entity is considered by the Minister for Finance as ‘material in nature’ — a statement must be included using the text as specified a paragraph 17AG (10)(c) of the PGPA Rule.

If applicable, mandatory

Financial statements

Financial statements

Mandatory

Other mandatory information

Statement in relation to advertising campaigns conducted as specified at paragraph 17AH (1)(a)(i) of the PGPA rule.

If applicable, mandatory

Statement confirming that no advertising campaigns were conducted for the reporting period, as specified at paragraph 17AH (1)(b)(ii) of the PGPA rule.

If applicable, mandatory

Statement providing information on grants awarded for the reporting period, as specified at paragraph 17AH (1)(b) of the PGPA Rule.

If applicable, mandatory

Mechanisms for disability reporting, referencing the department’s website for information.

Mandatory

Website address where the department’s Information Publication Scheme statement pursuant to Part II of FOI Act can be found.

Mandatory

Correction of material errors in previous annual report

Not applicable

Information required by other legislation.

Mandatory

Last updated: 08 November 2017