Annual Report 2014–15—List of requirements

This annual report has been prepared in accordance with the APVMA's statutory obligations. These obligations are outlined in the Requirements for Annual Reports for Departments, Executive Agencies and other Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entitiesrevised by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 25 June 2015. The reporting requirements have been identified under the legislation or requirements to which they relate, noting that a number of requirements are common to both.

Ref* Description Requirement Page
8(3) & A.4 Letter of transmittal Mandatory iii
A.5 Table of contents Mandatory iv–v
A.5 Index Mandatory 155
A.5 Glossary Mandatory 149–150
A.5 Contact officer(s) Mandatory ii
A.5 Internet home page address and Internet address for report Mandatory ii
9 Review by Chief Executive, APVMA    
9(1) Review by Chief Executive, APVMA Mandatory vii
9(2) Summary of significant issues and developments Suggested 14–17
9(2) Overview of agency's performance and financial results Suggested 91–93
9(2) Outlook for following year Suggested na
9(3) Significant issues and developments—portfolio Portfolio departments— suggested na
10 Agency overview    
10(1) Role and functions Mandatory 2–3
10(1) Organisational structure Mandatory 5
10(1) Outcome and programme structure Mandatory 12–13
10(2) Where outcome and programme structures differ from PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements accompanying any other additional appropriation bills (other portfolio statements), details of variation and reasons for change Mandatory 18–83
10(3) Portfolio structure Portfolio departments— mandatory na
11 Report on performance    
11(1) Review of performance during the year in relation to programmes and contribution to outcomes Mandatory 18–83
11(2) Actual performance in relation to deliverables and KPIs set out in PB Statements/PAES or other portfolio statements Mandatory 18–83
11(2) Where performance targets differ from the PBS/PAES, details of both former and new targets, and reasons for the change Mandatory 18–83
11(2) Narrative discussion and analysis of performance Mandatory 18–83
11(2) Trend information Mandatory 18–83
11(3) Significant changes in nature of principal functions/services Suggested na
11(3) Performance of purchaser/provider arrangements If applicable, suggested na
11(3) Factors, events or trends influencing agency performance Suggested na
11(3) Contribution of risk management in achieving objectives Suggested 86–87
11(4) Performance against service charter customer service standards, complaints data, and the agency's response to complaints If applicable, mandatory 87–88
11(5) Discussion and analysis of the agency's financial performance Mandatory 91–93
11(6) 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
11(7) Agency resource statement and summary resource tables by outcomes Mandatory 92
12 Management and accountability    
  Corporate governance    
12(1) Agency heads are required to certify that their agency complies with the 'Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines'. Mandatory 87
12(2) Statement of the main corporate governance practices in place Mandatory 86
12(3) Names of the senior executive and their responsibilities Suggested 6–8
12(3) Senior management committees and their roles Suggested 73
12(3) Corporate and operational plans and associated performance reporting and review Suggested 6, 12, 66–69, 86
12(3) Internal audit arrangements including approach adopted to identifying areas of significant financial or operational risk and arrangements to manage those risks Suggested 86–87, 143–144
12(3) Policy and practices on the establishment and maintenance of appropriate ethical standards Suggested na
12(3) How nature and amount of remuneration for SES officers is determined Suggested na
  External scrutiny    
12(4) Significant developments in external scrutiny Mandatory 87–88
12(4) Judicial decisions and decisions of administrative tribunals and by the Australian Information Commissioner Mandatory 88
12(4) Reports by the Auditor-General, a parliamentary committee, the Commonwealth Ombudsman or an agency capability review Mandatory 88
  Management of human resources    
12(5) Assessment of effectiveness in managing and developing human resources to achieve agency objectives Mandatory 76–83
12(6) Workforce planning, staff retention and turnover Suggested 76, 78
12(6) Impact and features of enterprise or collective agreements, individual flexibility arrangements (IFAs), determinations, common law contracts and Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) Suggested 83
12(6) Training and development undertaken and its impact Suggested 81–82
12(6) Work health and safety performance Suggested 78–79
12(6) Productivity gains Suggested na
12(7) Statistics on staffing Mandatory 76–78
12(8) Enterprise or collective agreements, IFAs, determinations, common law contracts and AWAs Mandatory 83
12(9) & B Performance pay Mandatory 77, 111–114
  Assets management    
12(10)-(11) Assessment of effectiveness of assets management If applicable, mandatory 98–110
  Purchasing    
12(12) Assessment of purchasing against core policies and principles Mandatory 88–89
  Consultants    
12(13)-(22) The annual report must include 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; and the total actual expenditure in the reporting year on the ongoing consultancy contracts (inclusive of GST). The annual report must include a statement noting that information on contracts and consultancies is available through the AusTender website. Mandatory 93
  Australian National Audit Office access clauses    
12(23) Absence of provisions in contracts allowing access by the Auditor-General Mandatory na
  Exempt contracts    
12(24) Contracts exempted from publication in AusTender Mandatory na
  Financial statements    
13 Financial statements Mandatory 91–137
  Other mandatory information    
14(1) & C.1 Work health and safety (Schedule 2, Part 4 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011) Mandatory 78–79
14(1) & C.2 Advertising and market research (Section 311A of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918) and statement on advertising campaigns Mandatory 81, 93
14(1) & C.3 Ecologically sustainable development and environmental performance (Section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Mandatory 88–89
14(1) Compliance with the agency's obligations under the Carer Recognition Act 2010 If applicable, mandatory na
14(2) & D.1 Grant programmes Mandatory na
14(3) & D.2 Disability reporting—explicit and transparent reference to agencylevel information available through other reporting mechanisms Mandatory 79
14(4) & D.3 Information Publication Scheme statement Mandatory 147
14(5) Correction of material errors in previous annual report If applicable, mandatory na
E Agency Resource Statements and resources for Outcomes Mandatory 92–93, 131
F List of Requirements Mandatory 151–154

* The reference is to the location of the item in the Requirements for Annual Reports for Departments, Executive Agencies and other non-corporate commonwealth entities (issued 25 June 2015) – for example, 'A.4' refers to the fourth item in Attachment A of the requirements.

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