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Corporate governance framework

The Commission's predicted outcomes and anticipated use of resources are set out in its Portfolio Budget Statements for 2015–16. Actions to deliver the Commission's outcome are detailed in the APSC Corporate Plan 2015–19, group business plans and individual performance agreements.

The Commission's Executive Committee provides strategic oversight and support to the Commissioner. The Executive Committee considers and determines the business, operational and policy strategies of the Commission. It approves the corporate plan and is responsible for the financial management of the Commission.

The internal audit function was undertaken by Ernst & Young. One audit program was completed, which was a review of delegations.

Compliance and accountability

The Commission conducts an annual review of its compliance with the financial management and accountability framework. The results of the 2015–16 review confirmed that the Commission's internal control environment is operating effectively and no significant non-compliance has been detected.

The Commission also has an ongoing process of reviewing its human resource policies to ensure that they are consistent with best practice and contemporary human resource management principles.

Ethical standards

The Commission supports a culture of strong commitment to the APS Values and ensures that they are reflected in day-to-day work. New starters at the Commission are provided with clear guidance regarding expectations in relation to the APS Values and Code of Conduct.