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This is the Annual Report from the Commissioner of the Australian Public Service incorporating the Annual Report of the Merit Protection Commissioner for the financial year ending 30 June 2019. The report reviews the purposes and outcomes of both Commissions. 

Report structure 

This report has been prepared in accordance with the Department of Finance’s Resource Management Guide No. 135 Annual reports for non-corporate Commonwealth entities, issued in May 2019 and Resource Management Guide No 138 Commonwealth entities Executive Remuneration Reporting Guide for Annual Reports, issued in April 2019. The report is divided into nine parts.

PART 1: Overview 

This part contains a review of the year by the Australian Public Service Commissioner, including significant achievements, developments, performance and financial performance. This part also provides an overview of the Australian Public Service Commission (the Commission), its role, functions, organisational structure, and outcome and program structure.

PART 2: Annual performance statements 

This part reports on the Commission’s results against performance criteria as outlined in the Corporate Plan 2018–19, Portfolio Budget Statements 2018–19 and Portfolio Additional Estimate Statements 2018–19, and provides an analysis of the factors that contributed to the Commission’s performance.

PARTS 3 and 4: Report on financial performance and financial statements 

These parts contain discussion and analysis of the Commission’s financial performance, audited financial statements and a report by the Auditor-General.

PART 5: Management and accountability 

This part provides information about the Commission’s governance framework, fraud and risk management arrangements, external scrutiny, workforce planning, human resources and purchasing. It also includes information about workplace health and safety, small business, procurement initiatives, client services, advertising and market research, ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance and grants programs.

PART 6: Appendices 

This part provides supplementary information such as resource statements, staffing profile, work health and safety, ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance, advertising, disability reporting and information publication scheme.

PART 7: Reference material 

This part includes a list of abbreviations and acronyms, a glossary, the list of requirements under the Rule, and an alphabetical index. 

PART 8: Annual Report of the Merit Protection Commissioner

This part comprises the Merit Protection Commissioner’s Annual Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2019.

PART 9: Index