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A key performance indicator, timeframe performance is the agency’s only Portfolio Budget Statement performance indicator. The timeframe performance target is 100 per cent, as set by the legislation. This is different to previous years where the targets were 90 per cent for product applications, 60 per cent for active approvals and 85 per cent for permits. See more information on interpreting timeframe performance.
Timeframe performance is calculated as the proportion of applications finalised on time within the reporting period divided by the total number of applications finalised within that reporting period.
Total timeframe performance is weighted by volume and the overall result is influenced heavily by the results in the pesticides section which constitutes 60 per cent of product applications processed.
After a large improvement in quarter 4, the timeframe performance for application results for 2015–16 year to date increased to 68 per cent overall.
Timeframe performance for pesticide product applications increased significantly from 50 per cent to 72 per cent in quarter 4. Similarly, timeframe performance for veterinary medicines increased from 74 per cent to 85 per cent in quarter 4.
The increase in performance was a result of the following changes, which were implemented from early 2016:
- the recruitment of staff to the registration management and evaluation program
- new capacity and improvements to our internal applications management software that reduced adminstrative burden to APVMA staff
- improvements to work processes.