ACT Auditor-General’s Report 2/2018: ACT Government Strategic and Accountability Indicators

Report: ACT Auditor-General Report No. 2/2018: ACT Government Strategic and Accountability Indicators

Table 42 - Government Response: ACT Auditor-General’s Report 2/2018

Recommendation No. and summary

Action

Status

Recommendation 2a

Strategic indicators should be improved by: 

The Territory Banking Account, Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, Community Services Directorate, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, Health Directorate, Housing ACT, Justice and Community Safety Directorate, Lifetime Care and Support, Superannuation Provision Account, ACT Gambling and Racing Commission and Canberra Institute of Technology removing or amending strategic indicators so they fully meet the criterion of Representative. Territory entities whose strategic indicators cannot meet the strategic criterion of Representative because they relate to whole of government functions should explain how indicators support achievement of Government priorities through commentary

Agreed

The JACS Directorate undertook a review of accountability and strategic indicators during 2020-21 in line with the Strengthening Performance and Accountability: A Framework for the ACT Government. Strategic and Accountability indicators were updated, where appropriate, during the 2021-22 Budget process.

Complete

Recommendation 3a

Accountability indicators should be improved by:

The Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, Justice and Community Safety Directorate, Superannuation Provision Account, Transport Canberra and City Services, ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority and the Public Trustee and Guardian amending accountability indicators so they fully meet the criterion of Representative

Agreed in principle

The JACS Directorate undertook a review of accountability and strategic indicators during 2020-21 in line with the Strengthening Performance and Accountability: A Framework for the ACT Government. Strategic and Accountability indicators were updated, where appropriate, during the 2021-22 Budget process.

Complete

Recommendation 4

All Territory entities should document their procedure for the review, selection and approval of strategic and accountability indicators (the Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate and ACTION documented procedures could be used as a guide). The procedures should include:

a) specifying a time (e.g. three years or when circumstances change) for reviewing and assessing all accountability indicators against performance indicators used by government agencies for similar services in other jurisdictions; and

b) engaging with other Territory entities to identify better practices used in the Territory.

Agreed

Implementation of the whole of government wellbeing indicators is still underway.  Guidance will be developed to incorporate the new wellbeing framework once fully implemented.

In progress

Recommendation 5

When Recommendation 1 a) to e) are complete, all Territory Entities should use the revised criteria as the basis for assessing the suitability of their Strategic and Accountability indicators.

Agreed

The JACS Directorate undertook a review of accountability and strategic indicators during 2020-21 in line with the Strengthening Performance and Accountability: A Framework for the ACT Government. Strategic and Accountability indicators were updated, where appropriate, during the 2021-22 Budget process.

Complete