Agency performance

Financial targets

 

Target (a)
2011/12
$000

Actual
2011/12
$000

Variance
$000

Total cost of services (expense limit)

30 983

27 630

3 353

Net cost of services

29 690

26 499

3 191

Total equity

1 263

2 875

1 612

Net increase/(decrease) in cash held

28

(753)

(781)

Full-time equivalent (FTE) staff level

151 FTE

144 FTE

7 FTE

(a)As reported in the 2011/12 Budget Statements for the Commission.

Total and net cost of services

The Commission’s expenditure limit and net cost of services as detailed in the 2011/12 Budget Statements were $30.983 million and $29.690 million respectively. In December 2011, these limits were increased by a further $1.5 million to provide for costs expected to be incurred by the St Andrew’s Hostel inquiry. Due to the Commission operating below approved FTE levels, combined with funding delays to its Aboriginal employment strategy 2011-2015 and regional leadership program, the Commission underspent by $3.353 million and $3.191 million respectively.

Total equity

Total equity at the end of the year was $1.612 million higher than budget primarily due to the Commission’s cash asset balances being $1.255 million higher than anticipated and a reduction of $1.157 million in payables which were conservatively estimated in the budget. These movements were offset by a reduction in debtors of $0.456 million and an increase in leave provisions of $0.300 million.

Net increase/(decrease) in cash held

The Commission’s cash expenditure exceeded its cash revenue by $0.781 million during 2011/12. The greater than expected result arose primarily because the Commission used existing fund balances to meet all expenses incurred by the St Andrew’s Hostel inquiry.

Summary of key performance indicators

For 2011/12, the Commission will report the same key performance indicators as the previous year. For a more detailed explanation of the indicators and reasons for variances, refer to the audited ‘Key performance indicators’ section of this report.

Summary of key effectiveness indicators

 

Target 2011/12

Actual 2011/12

Variance

Outcome: Assisting agencies deliver services to the community with excellence and integrity

Proportion of clients who indicate that the advice and guidance offered by the Commission assisted them to promote integrity within their agency and deliver excellent services to the community

98%

89.1%

(8.9%)

Outcome: The principles of merit, equity, probity and integrity underpin official conduct and human resource management of public authorities in Western Australia

Percentage of public authorities who have provided all reports as required by legislation

100%

100%

-

Percentage of public authorities who have met the minimum requirements

100%

89%

(11%)

Percentage of public authorities provided with assistance on the principles of merit, equity, probity and integrity in official conduct and human resource management during the year

100%

100%

-

Percentage of public authorities who agree that feedback through the Public Sector Commission survey process has increased their understanding of the principles of merit, equity, probity and integrity in official conduct and human resource management

97%

86.4%

(10.6%)

Percentage of breach of standard claims and matters referred to the Public Sector Commission that are handled within specified timeframes

90%

78%

(12%)

Summary of key efficiency indicators

 

Target
$
2011/12

Actual
$
2011/12

Variance

Service 1 – Advice and assistance

Average cost of advice and assistance services provided per client

38 904

34 475

4 429

Service 2 – Public sector reform

Average cost per client of supporting policies and frameworks

8 412

9 144

(732)

Average cost per major reform initiative

275 506

217 816

57 690

Service 3 – Professional development and training

Average cost per participant

764

578

186

Average cost per public sector reform initiative developed for implementation

242 752

158 495

84 257

Service 4 – Development and monitoring of human resource standards, ethical codes and public interest disclosure guidelines

Cost of assistance and monitoring per public sector agency for the PSM Act and for the PID Act

12 203

13 695

(1 492)

Service 5 – Advice and evaluation of equity and diversity in public employment

Cost of assistance and monitoring per public sector agency and authority for Part IX of the EO Act

4 184

8 516

(4 332)

Service 6 – Independent CEO selection and reappointment advice

Cost per CEO selection

103 644

39 502

64 142

 


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