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Annexure 5.4 Requirements for annual reports

PGPA Rule Reference

Part of Report

Description

Requirement

Page

17AD(g)

Letter of transmittal

17AI

Prelim

A copy of the letter of transmittal signed and dated by accountable authority on date final text approved, with statement that the report has been prepared in accordance with section 46 of the Act and any enabling legislation that specified additional requirements in relation to the annual report.

Mandatory

iii

17AD(h)

Aids to access

17AJ(a)

Prelim

Table of contents

Mandatory

iv-v

17AJ(b)

Annex

Alphabetical index

Mandatory

98

17AJ(c)

Annex

Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms

Mandatory

97

17AJ(d)

Annex

List of requirements

Mandatory

89

17AJ(e)

Prelim

Details of contact officer

Mandatory

inside front cover

17AJ(f)

Prelim

Entity's website address

Mandatory

inside front cover

17AJ(g)

Prelim

Electronic address of report

Mandatory

inside front cover

17AD(a)

Review by accountable authority

17AD(a)

Section 1

A review by the accountable authority of the entity

Mandatory

vii

17AD(b)

Overview of the entity

17AE(1)(a)(i)

Section 1

A description of the role and functions of the entity

Mandatory

2

17AE(1)(a)(ii)

Section 3

A description of the organisational structure of the entity

Mandatory

53

17AE(1)(a)(iii)

Section 1

A description of the outcomes and programs administered by the entity

Mandatory

3

17AE(1)(a)(iv)

Section 1

A description of the purposes of the entity as included in corporate plan

Mandatory

3

17AE(1)(b)

N/A

An outline of the structure of the portfolio of the entity

Portfolio departments, Mandatory

N/A

17AE(2)

N/A

Where the outcomes and programs administered by the entity differ from any Portfolio Budget Statement, Portfolio Additional Estimates Statement or other portfolio estimates statement that was prepared for the entity for the period, include details of variation and reasons for change

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

17AD(c)

Report on the Performance of the entity

Annual performance statements

17AD(c)(i); 16F

Section 2

Annual performance statement in accordance with paragraph 39(1)(b) of the Act and section 16F of the Rule

Mandatory

7

17AD(c) (ii)

Report on Financial Performance

17AF(1)(a)

Section 4

A discussion and analysis of the entity's financial performance

Mandatory

60

17AF(1)(b)

Section 4

A table summarising the total resources and total payments of the entity

Mandatory

61

17AF(2)

Section 4

If there may be significant changes in the financial results during or after the previous or current reporting period, information on those changes, including: the cause of any operating loss of the entity; how the entity has responded to the loss and the actions that have been taken in relation to the loss; and any matter or circumstances that it can reasonably be anticipated will have a significant impact on the entity's future operation or financial results

If applicable, Mandatory

63

17AD(d)

Management and Accountability

Corporate Governance

17AG(2)(a)

Section 3

Information on compliance with section 10 (fraud systems)

Mandatory

51

17AG(2)(b)(i)

Prelim

A certification by accountable authority that fraud risk assessments and fraud control plans have been prepared

Mandatory

iii

17AG(2)(b)(ii)

Prelim

A certification by accountable authority that appropriate mechanisms for preventing, detecting incidents of, investigating or otherwise dealing with, and recording or reporting fraud that meet the specific needs of the entity are in place

Mandatory

iii

17AG(2)(b)(iii)

Prelim

A certification by accountable authority that all reasonable measures have been taken to deal appropriately with fraud relating to the entity

Mandatory

iii

17AG(2)(c)

Section 3

An outline of structures and processes in place for the entity to implement principles and objectives of corporate governance

Mandatory

51

17AG(2)(d) – (e)

N/A

A statement of significant issues reported to Minister under paragraph 19(1)(e) of the Act that relates to non-compliance with Finance law and action taken to remedy non-compliance

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

External Scrutiny

17AG(3)

Section 3

Information on the most significant developments in external scrutiny and the entity's response to the scrutiny

Mandatory

52

17AG(3)(a)

Section 3

Information on judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information commissioner that may have a significant effect on the operations of the entity

If applicable, Mandatory

52

17AG(3)(b)

N/A

Information on any reports on operations of the entity by the Auditor-General (other than report under section 43 of the Act), a Parliamentary Committee, or the Commonwealth Ombudsman

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

17AG(3)(c)

N/A

Information on any capability reviews on the entity that were released during the period

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

Management of Human Resources

17AG(4)(a)

Section 3

An assessment of the entity's effectiveness in managing and developing employees to achieve entity objectives

Mandatory

55

17AG(4)(b)

Section 3

Statistics on the entity's APS employees on an ongoing and non-ongoing basis; including the following:

statistics on staffing classification level

statistics on full-time employees

statistics on part-time employees

statistics on gender

statistics on staff location

statistics on employees who identify as Indigenous

Mandatory

53

17AG(4)(c)

Section 3

Information on any enterprise agreements, individual flexibility arrangements, Australian workplace agreements, common law contracts and determinations under subsection 24(1) of the Public Service Act 1999

Mandatory

54

17AG(4)(c)(i)

Section 3

Information on the number of SES and non-SES employees covered by agreements etc identified in paragraph 17AD(4)(c)

Mandatory

54

17AG(4)(c )(ii)

Annex

The salary ranges available for APS employees by classification level

Mandatory

86

17AG(4)(c )(iii)

Section 3

A description of non-salary benefits provided to employees

Mandatory

54

17AG(4)(d)(i)

N/A

Information on the number of employees at each classification level who received performance pay

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

17AG(4)(d)(ii)

N/A

Information on aggregate amounts of performance pay at each classification level

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

17AG(4)(d)(iii)

N/A

Information on the average amount of performance payment, and range of such payments, at each classification level

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

17AG(4)(d)(iv)

N/A

Information on aggregate amount of performance payments

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

Assets Management

17AG(5)

N/A

An assessment of effectiveness of assets management where asset management is a significant part of the entity's activities

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

Purchasing

17AG(6)

An assessment of entity performance against the Commonwealth Procurement Rules

Mandatory

56

Consultants

17AG(7)(a)

Section 3

A summary statement detailing the number of new contracts engaging consultants entered into during the period; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts entered into during the period; the total actual expenditure on all new consultancy contracts entered into during the period (inclusive of GST); the number of ongoing consultancy contracts that were entered into during a previous reporting period; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST)

Mandatory

56

17AG(7)(b)

Section 3

A statement that "During [reporting period], [specified number] new consultancy contracts were entered into involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million]. In addition, [specified number' ongoing consultancy contracts were active during the period, involving total actual expenditure of $[specified million]"

Mandatory

56

17AG(7)(c)

Section 3

A summary of the policies and procedures for selecting and engaging consultants and the main categories of purposes for which consultants were selected and engaged

Mandatory

56

17AG(7)(d)

Section 3

A statement that "Annual reports contain information about actual expenditure on contracts for consultancies. Information on the value of contracts and consultancies is available on the AusTender website"

Mandatory

56

Australian National Audit Office Access Clauses

17AG(8)

N/A

If an entity entered into a contract with a value of more than ($100 000 (inclusive of GST) and the contract did not provide the Auditor-General with access to the contractor's premises, the report must include the name of the contractor, purpose and value of the contract, and the reason why a clause allowing access was not included in the contract

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

Exempt contracts

17AG(9)

N/A

If an entity entered into a contract or there is a standing offer with a value greater than $10 000 (inclusive of GST) which has been exempted from being published in AusTender because it would disclose exempt matters under the FOI Act, the annual report must include a statement that the contract or standing offer has been exempted, and the value of the contract or standing offer, to the extent that doing so does not disclose the exempt matters

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

Small business

17AG(10)(a)

Section 3

A statement that "[Name of entity] supports small business participation in the Commonwealth Government procurement market. Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Small Enterprise participation statistics are available on the Department of Finance's website."

Mandatory

56

17AG(10)(b)

Section 3

An outline of the ways in which the procurement practices of the entity support small and medium enterprises

Mandatory

56

17AG(10)(c )

N/A

If the entity is considered by the Department administered by the Finance Minister as material in nature – a statement that "[Name of entity] recognises the importance of ensuring that small businesses are paid on time. The results of the Survey of Australian Government Payments to Small Business are available on the Treasury's website."

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

Financial Statements

17AD(e)

Section 4

Inclusion of the annual financial statements in accordance with subsection 43(4) of the Act

Mandatory

64

17AD(f)

Other Mandatory Information

17AH(1)(a)(i)

N/A

If the entity conducted advertising campaigns, a statement that "During [reporting period], the [name of entity] conducted the following advertising campaigns: [name of advertising campaigns undertaken]. Further information on those advertising campaigns is available at [address of entity's website] and in the reports on Australian Government advertising prepared by the Department of Finance. Those reports are available on the Department of Finance's website."

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

17AH(1)(a)(ii)

Annex

If the entity did not conduct advertising campaigns, a statement to that effect

If applicable, Mandatory

87

17AH(1)(b)

N/A

A statement that "Information on grants awarded to [name of entity] during [reporting period] is available at [address of entity's website]."

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

17AH(1)(c )

Section 3

Outline of mechanisms of disability reporting, including reference to website for further information

Mandatory

57

17AH(1)(d)

Section 3

Website reference to where the entity's Information Publication Scheme statement pursuant to Part II of FOI Act can be found

Mandatory

56

17AH(1)(e)

N/A

Correction of material errors in previous annual report

If applicable, Mandatory

N/A

17AH(2)

Annex

Information required by other legislation

Mandatory

87

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