Managing performance

A key objective of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) is the implementation of an enhanced Commonwealth government performance framework. 

The enhanced Commonwealth performance framework

The enhanced Commonwealth performance framework aims to improve the line of sight between what was intended and what was delivered. Commonwealth entities and companies are required to prepare corporate plans at the beginning of the reporting cycle. At the end of the reporting cycle, entities are required to produce annual performance statements. Corporate plans and annual performance statements, together with the Portfolio Budget Statements and annual reports are the key publications of the enhanced Commonwealth performance framework.

The Rule, guidance documents and Finance Secretary’s Direction that govern the application of the key elements of the performance framework include:

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Records about performance

Guidance relating to the requirement for Commonwealth entities to keep records that properly document and report the entity’s non-financial performance:

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Guidance on outcomes and programmes

For budget purposes, entities are still required to have outcomes and programmes.  Entities developing and amending:

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For more information about the performance framework, including resources to assist with developing performance information, current consultations and upcoming Performance Community of Practice events, go to Public Management Reform Agenda (PMRA) website.

Contact for information on this page: PMRA@finance.gov.au.

Last updated: 14 June 2017