Annual Report 2016-17

Performance framework

 

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The Commission's performance reporting framework is built around three core elements: portfolio budget statements, the corporate plan and annual performance statements.

The goals and performance measures set out in the framework in 2016–17 are shown in Table 1.

Portfolio budget statements

The Commission is funded through the Australian Government Employment portfolio budget statements, which also set out the Commission's planned outcomes and program. Outcomes are the intended results, impacts or consequences of actions by government entities, and programs are the primary means by which government entities achieve their intended outcomes.

Corporate plan

The corporate plan is the Commission's primary planning document, and sets out the Commission's purpose, key strategies and activities. The four-year plan is updated annually; the Corporate Plan 2016–17 covers the period 2016–17 to 2019–20.

Annual performance statements

Our annual performance statements are produced at the end of each financial year, and provide an assessment of how well the Commission has achieved its purpose and delivered its program.

The annual performance statements in this report cover the Commission's activities from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, except for the activities of the Regulatory Compliance Branch which are reported from 1 July 2016 to 30 April 2017. From 1 May 2017, some functions that were previously carried out by the Regulatory Compliance Branch transferred to the newly established ROC.

Table 1: Performance framework
Portfolio budget statements Outcome 1

Simple, fair and flexible workplace relations for employees and employers through the exercise of powers to set and vary minimum wages and modern awards, facilitate collective bargaining, approve agreements and deal with disputes.

Program 1.1

Dispute resolution, minimum wage setting, orders and approval of agreements.

The Fair Work Commission exercises powers under the Fair Work Act 2009 in accordance with the objects of the Act and in a manner that is fair and just; is quick, informal and avoids unnecessary technicalities.

Purpose

The Fair Work Commission is Australia's national workplace relations tribunal. The overarching purpose of the Fair Work Commission is to exercise powers and functions under legislation. The Commission is an independent body:

  • providing a safety net of minimum conditions, including minimum wages, in awards
  • facilitating good faith bargaining and the making of enterprise agreements
  • granting remedies for unfair dismissal
  • regulating the taking of industrial action
  • resolving a range of collective and individual workplace disputes through conciliation, mediation and in some cases arbitration
  • functioning in connection with workplace determinations, equal remuneration, transfer of business, general workplace protections, right of entry and stand down.
Objective 1

The Fair Work Commission is accountable and transparent

Objective 2

The General Manager's powers and functions are exercised in accordance with the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009

Corporate plan Purpose

The Fair Work Commission is Australia's national workplace relations tribunal. The purpose of the Commission is to exercise powers and functions under legislation, in a manner that:

  • is fair and just
  • is quick, informal and avoids unnecessary technicalities
  • is open and transparent
  • promotes harmonious and cooperative workplace relations.
Activity One

Powers and functions are exercised in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009

Activity Two

Powers and functions are exercised in accordance with the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009

Activity Three Organisational capability is enhanced
Annual performance statements Report against performance criteria for programs and activities and analysis of the factors that contributed to achieving the Commission's intended results.
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