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H: List of requirements

List of requirements (Appendix H)
Description Requirement Page
Letter of transmittal Mandatory iii
Table of contents Mandatory vii
Index Mandatory 196
Glossary [abbreviations and acronyms] Mandatory 194–5
Contact officer Mandatory xi
Internet home page address and internet address for report Mandatory xi
Review by Commissioner
Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 2–5
Overview of Commission's performance and financial results Suggested 2–4, 12, 19–20
Outlook for following year Suggested 5
Significant issues and developments—portfolio Portfolio departments—suggested na—the Commission is not a portfolio department
Commission overview
Role and functions Mandatory 6
Organisational structure Mandatory 9–11
Outcome and program structure Mandatory 6
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 16–59
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 16–59
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 16–59
Trend information Mandatory 12, 19, 25, 34, 35, 47, 48, 59
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 2–4
Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 65–5
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 12, 73–5
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 Appendix A (140–1)
Management and accountability
Corporate governance
Certification by agency head that their agency complies with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines Mandatory iii
Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 62–7
Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 7–9
Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 63–4
Corporate and operational plans and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 62–3, 65–6
Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested 64–5, 67
Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested 67
How nature and amount of remuneration for SES employees is determined Suggested 70
External scrutiny
Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 67
Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory 67
Reports by the Auditor-General, a parliamentary committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an agency capability review Mandatory 67
Management of human resources
Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve agency objectives Mandatory 68–70
Workforce planning, staff turnover and retention Suggested 65, 68, Appendix G (146–8)
Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, determinations, common law contracts and Australian workplace agreements Suggested 70
Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 65, 67
Work health and safety performance Suggested Appendix C (142–4)
Productivity gains Suggested 65, 68
Statistics on staffing Mandatory 68, Appendix G (146–8)
Enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, determinations, common law contracts and Australian workplace agreements Mandatory 70
Performance pay Mandatory 70, 121
Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory 75
Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 75–6
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 76
Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory 76
Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender Mandatory 76
Financial statements Mandatory 79–136
Other mandatory information
Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory Appendix C (142–4)
Advertising and market research (section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory Appendix E (144–5)
Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 66, Appendix F (145)
Compliance with the agency's obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory na
Grant programs Mandatory 76
Disability reporting—explicit and transparent reference to agency-level information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory Appendix B (142)
Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory Appendix D (144)
Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory na
Agency resource statements and resources for outcomes Mandatory Appendix A (140–1)
List of requirements Mandatory Appendix H (149–51)
Last reviewed: 
29 March 2018