List of requirements

Part of report Description Page
Letter of transmittal Mandatory
Table of contents Mandatory
Index Mandatory
Glossary Mandatory
Contact officer(s) Mandatory
Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory
Review by Secretary Review by departmental secretary Mandatory
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested
Overview of department’s performance and financial results Suggested
Outlook for following year Suggested
Significant issues and developments – portfolio Portfolio departments – suggested
Departmental overview Overview description of department Mandatory
Role and functions Mandatory
Organisational structure Mandatory
Outcome and program structure Mandatory
Where outcome and program structures differ from PBS/PAES or other portfolio statements accompanying any other additional appropriation bills (other portfolio statements), details of variation and reasons for change Mandatory
Portfolio structure Portfolio departments – mandatory
Report on performance Review of performance during the year in relation to programs and contribution to outcomes Mandatory
Actual performance in relation to deliverables and Key Performance Indicators set out in PBS/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory
Performance of purchaser/ provider arrangements N/A
Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory
Trend information Mandatory
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/ services N/A
Factors, events or trends influencing departmental performance Suggested
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested
Social justice and equity impacts N/A
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the department’s response to complaints If applicable, mandatory
Discussion and analysis of the department’s financial performance * Mandatory
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year or from budget * Suggested
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes * Mandatory
Developments since the end of the financial year that have affected or may significantly affect the department’s operations or financial results in future * N/A
Management accountability
Corporate governance Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested
Corporate and operational planning and associated performance reporting and review Suggested
Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk N/A
Agency heads are required to certify that their agency comply with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines * Mandatory
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined * Suggested
External scrutiny Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals Mandatory
Reports by the Auditor-General, a Parliamentary Committee or the Commonwealth Ombudsman * Mandatory
Management of human resources Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve departmental objectives * Mandatory
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Suggested
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Suggested
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested
Occupational health and safety performance Suggested
Productivity gains Suggested
Statistics on staffing Mandatory
Enterprise or collective agreements, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory
Performance pay Mandatory
Assets management Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory
Purchasing Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory
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. (Additional information as in Attachment D to be available on the Internet or published as an appendix to the report. Information must be presented in accordance with the pro forma as set out in Attachment D.) Mandatory
Australian National Audit Office access clauses Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General * Mandatory
Exempt contracts Contracts exempt from the AusTender Mandatory
Commonwealth Disability Strategy Report on performance in implementing the Commonwealth Disability Strategy Mandatory
Financial statements Financial Statements * Mandatory
Other information Occupational health and safety (section 74 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991) * Mandatory
Freedom of Information (subsection 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 1982) Mandatory
Advertising and Market Research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory
Other Grant programs N/A
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory
List of requirements Mandatory

Note: * refer to the Department of Health and Ageing 2009–10 Annual Report