Appendix N: List of requirements




Part of report Description Requirement Ref
  Letter of transmittal Mandatory See Letter of transmittal
  Table of contents Mandatory Table of contents
  Index Mandatory Available at pages 272–284 in Part 5 of the 2014–15 annual report (PDF) 
  Glossary Mandatory See Glossary
  Contact officer(s) Mandatory See Requests for information and feedback
  Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory See Requests for information and feedback
Year in review    
  Review by departmental secretary (President of the Commission) Mandatory See President’s introduction
  Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested See President’s introduction, General Manager’s Overview and Major achievements
  Overview of department's performance and financial results Suggested See pages 2–7, 10, 128–130 and 151 of the 2014–15 annual report (PDF), the Performance summary and Financial management
  Outlook for following year Suggested See pages 7 and 23–24 of Part 1 of the 2014–15 annual report (PDF) or Our future direction
  Significant issues and developments – portfolio Portfolio departments – suggested N/A
Overview    
  Role and functions Mandatory See Who we are and what we do
  Organisational structure Mandatory See Our structure
  Outcome and programme structure Mandatory See Outcome and programme structure
  Where outcome and programme 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 programmes and contribution to outcomes Mandatory See Part 3
  Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory See Part 3 and 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
  Trend information Mandatory See Our future direction and Part 3
  Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested See Part 3, Our future direction and pages 23–40 of Part 2 of the 2014–15 annual report (PDF)
  Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested See Financial management
  Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested See pages 23–40 and 42–50 of the 2014–15 annual report (PDF) and Part 3
  Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested See Risk management and fraud control
  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 Agency resource statement
Management and accountability    
Corporate governance    
  Agency heads are required to certify their agency's actions in dealing with fraud. Mandatory See Risk management and fraud control and Appendix I
  Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory See Corporate governance
  Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested See The Executive
  Senior management committees and their roles Suggested See Fair Work Commission committees
  Corporate and operational plans and associated performance reporting and review Suggested See Planning and development, Workplace health and safety and Business continuity
  Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested See Internal audit arrangements
  Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested See Ethical standards and Fair Work Commission values
  How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested See Senior Executive Service remuneration
External scrutiny    
  Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory See External scrutiny
  Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory See Judicial decisions and administrative review
  Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an agency capability review Mandatory See External scrutiny
Management of Human Resources    
  Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives Mandatory See pages 134–136 and 142–147 in Part 4 of the 2014–15 annual report (PDF)Planning and development and The Commission's workforce
  Workforce planning, staff retention and turnover Suggested See Planning and development and The Commission's 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 Learning and development
  Work health and safety performance Suggested See Workplace health and safety
  Productivity gains Suggested See Productivity gains
  Statistics on staffing Mandatory See Commission staffing
  Statistics on employees who identify as Indigenous Mandatory See Staff demographics
  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
Purchasing Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory See Purchasing
Consultants The annual report must include 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). The annual report must include a statement noting that information on contracts and consultancies is available through the AusTender website. Mandatory See Consultants
Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory See Australian National Audit Office clauses
Exempt contracts Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender Mandatory See Exempt contracts
Small business Procurement initiatives to support small business Mandatory See Procurement initiatives to support small business
Financial Statements Financial Statements Mandatory See Appendix J
Other mandatory information    
  Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory See Workplace health and safety and Appendix H
  Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory See Advertising and market research
  Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory See Ecologically sustainable development
  Compliance with the agency's obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory N/A
  Grant programmes Mandatory See Discretionary grants and grant programs
  Disability reporting – explicit and transparent reference to agency level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory See Commonwealth Disability Strategy
  Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory See Information Publication Scheme and Appendix H
  Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory See Corrections to previous annual report
  Agency Resource Statements and Resources for Outcomes Mandatory See Agency resource statement and Expenses and resources for outcome
  List of Requirements Mandatory See Appendix N