Part of Report Description Requirement Ref
Aids to access Letter of transmittal Mandatory See Letter of transmittal
Table of contents Mandatory N/A
Index Mandatory See pages 205–208 of downloadable PDF or Search by keyword
Glossary Mandatory See Glossary
Contact officer(s) Mandatory See Inquiries and copyright
Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory See Inquiries and copyright
Year in review Review by President of the Fair Work Commission Mandatory See President’s introduction
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested See President’s introduction, General Manager’s overview, Major achievements 2013–14
Overview of department’s performance and financial results Suggested See President’s introduction, General Manager’s overview, Major achievements 2013–14, Key performance indicators, Financial management
Outlook for following year Suggested See General Manager’s overview, Our future direction
Overview Role and functions Mandatory See Who we are and what we do
Organisational structure Mandatory See Our structure
Outcome and program structure Mandatory See Outcome and program structure
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 Mandatory N/A
Portfolio structure Portfolio departments—mandatory N/A
Report on performance Review of performance during the year in relation to programs and contribution to outcomes Mandatory See Part 3—Performance reporting
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory See Part 3—Performance reporting, Key performance indicators
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory N/A
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory See Part 3—Performance reporting
Trend information Mandatory See Our future direction, Part 3—Performance reporting
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested See Our future direction, Legislative amendments
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested See Our future direction, Legislative amendments, Workload
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department’s response to complaints If applicable, mandatory See Service charter, complaints and Code of Conduct
Discussion and analysis of the department’s financial performance Mandatory See Financial management
Discussion of any significant changes in financial results from the prior year, from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations. Mandatory See Financial management
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory See Appendix R, Appendix S
Management and Accountability
Corporate governance Agency heads are required to certify that their agency complies with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines Mandatory See Accountability, Appendix O
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory See Corporate governance
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested See Our structure, Corporate governance
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested See Corporate governance
Corporate and operational plans and associated performance reporting and review Suggested See Planning and development
Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested See Accountability
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested See Ethical standards
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested See Employee pay and entitlements
External scrutiny Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory See Accountability
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory See Accountability
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an agency capability review Mandatory See Accountability
Management of human resources Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory See Planning and development, Our workforce
Workforce planning, staff retention and turnover Suggested See Planning and development, Our workforce
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) Suggested See Employee pay and entitlements
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested See Planning and development
Work health and safety performance Suggested See Planning and development, Appendix N
Statistics on staffing Mandatory See Our workforce
Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory See Employee pay and entitlements
Performance pay Mandatory See Employee pay and entitlements
Assets management Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory See Financial management, Appendix Q
Purchasing Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory See Financial management
Consultants A 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). Mandatory See Financial management
A statement noting that information on contracts and consultancies is available through the AusTender website. Mandatory See Financial management
Australian National Audit Office access clauses Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory See Financial management
Exempt contracts Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender Mandatory See Financial management
Financial statements Financial statements Mandatory See Appendix Q
Other mandatory information Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory See Appendix N
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory See Appendix N
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory See Appendix N
Compliance with the agency’s obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory N/A
Grant programs Mandatory See Appendix N
Disability reporting—explicit and transparent reference to agency level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory See Appendix N
Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory See Appendix N
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory See Appendix N
Agency Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Mandatory See Appendix R, Appendix S
List of requirements Mandatory See Appendix V