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Appendix H: List of requirements

Description Requirement Page
Letter of transmittal Mandatory  
Table of contents Mandatory  
Index Mandatory  
Glossary [abbreviations and acronyms] Mandatory  
Contact officer Mandatory  
Internet home page address and internet address for report Mandatory  
Review by Commissioner
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested  
Overview of Commission's performance and financial results Suggested  
Outlook for following year Suggested  
Significant issues and developments—portfolio Portfolio departments—suggested na―the Commission is not a portfolio department
Commission overview
Role and functions Mandatory  
Organisational structure Mandatory  
Outcome and program structure Mandatory  
Where outcome and program structures differ from the Portfolio Budget Statements, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements or other portfolio statements accompanying any other additional appropriation bills (other portfolio statements), details of variation and reasons for change Mandatory na
Portfolio structure Portfolio departments—mandatory na
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 the Portfolio Budget Statements, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements or other portfolio statements Mandatory  
Where performance targets differ from the Portfolio Budget Statements or Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory na
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory  
Trend information Mandatory  
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested na
Performance of purchaser–provider arrangements If applicable, suggested na
Factors, events or trends influencing Commission's performance Suggested  
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested  
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the agency's response to complaints If applicable, mandatory na―the Commission does not provide services directly to the public
Discussion and analysis of the agency's financial performance Mandatory  
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 na
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory  
Management and accountability
Corporate governance
Agency heads are required to certify their agency's actions in dealing with fraud Mandatory  
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 plans and associated performance reporting and review Suggested  
Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested  
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested  
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES employees is determined Suggested  
External scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory  
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory  
Reports by the Auditor-General, a parliamentary committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an agency capability review Mandatory  
Management of human resources
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve agency objectives Mandatory  
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Suggested  
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, determinations, common law contracts and Australian workplace agreements Suggested  
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested  
Work health and safety performance Suggested  
Productivity gains Suggested  
Statistics on staffing Mandatory  
Statistics on employees who identify as Indigenous Mandatory  
Enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, determinations, common law contracts and Australian workplace agreements Mandatory  
Performance pay Mandatory  
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory  
Purchasing
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory  
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, the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST); and a statement noting that information on contracts and consultancies is available through the AusTender website Mandatory  
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory  
Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender Mandatory  
Procurement initiatives to support small business Mandatory  
Financial statements Mandatory  
Other mandatory information
Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) 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  
Compliance with the agency's obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable,mandatory na
Grant programs Mandatory  
Disability reporting—explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory  
Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory  
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory na
Agency resource statements and resources for outcomes Mandatory  
List of requirements Mandatory