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H: List of requirements

Description Requirement
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 Mandatory
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
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
Portfolio structure Portfolio departments—mandatory
Report on performance Mandatory
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
Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory
Trend information Mandatory
Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested
Performance of purchaser–provider arrangements If applicable, suggested
Factors, events or trends influencing Commission’s performance Suggested
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested
Social inclusion outcomes If applicable, mandatory
Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the agency’s response to complaints If applicable, mandatory
Discussion and analysis of the agency’s financial performance Mandatory
Discussion of any significant changes from the prior year, from budget or anticipated to have a significant impact on future operations Mandatory
Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory
Management and accountability
Corporate governance
Certification by agency head that the agency complies with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines 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 planning and associated performance reporting and review Suggested
Approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk 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 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 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
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
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 exempt from AusTender 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 Mandatory
Grant programs Mandatory
Disability reporting—explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory
Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory
Spatial reporting—expenditure by program between regional and non-regional Australia If applicable, mandatory
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory
Agency resource statements and resources for outcomes Mandatory
List of requirements Mandatory
Last reviewed: 
29 March 2018