- Draft RMG 132 Corporate plans for Commonwealth entities – updated guidance has been released for consultation (comments due 1 July 2016 to PMRA)
- An update on Developing 2016-2017 Corporate Plans, which identifies areas Finance are encouraging entities to focus on, is now available
- Upcoming Performance Community of Practice sessions on developing 2016-17 corporate plans are being held in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne
- The performance maturity model tool to assist entities improve their performance frameworks and performance information in the short, medium and long term has now been finalised
- The webcast of the academic symposium, ‘Improving Performance Information – Developing an Entity Performance Story‘, held on 3 June 2016 is available for viewing (noting that closed captions is available in full-screen view)
- Updated model AAIs for non-corporate Commonwealth entities were released for consultation (comments are now closed)
The objectives of the Public Management Reform Agenda (PMRA) are to:
- develop a resource management framework that meets the needs of modern government now and into the future
- develop legislation that is functional, easy to understand and covers key elements of the resource management cycle with clear principles and concepts that underpin best practice
- improve the quality of planning, performance information, evaluation and reporting within government to enhance accountability
- implement a risk based approach to regulation within the resource management framework to enhance efficiency and effectiveness
- reduce red tape in administering government activities
- help ensure the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) operates as intended and
- encourage entities to work cooperatively with others to achieve the government’s priorities and objectives.
It will take several years to implement the PMRA reforms and integrate them fully into the practices and processes of Commonwealth entities and companies. Gradual and staged introduction of the reforms will ensure that each element is appropriately tested and refined in light of experience and consultation. The reform process has three broad stages. Stage 1, to establish the PGPA Act, is now complete. Stage 2 is now about:
- improving the quality of planning, performance information and evaluation within government to improve accountability to ministers, the Parliament and the public
- encouraging Commonwealth entities to adopt risk based business processes and systems.
More about the PMRA.
Finance offers a number of ways to stay engaged with the on-going progress of the PMRA reform agenda:
- PMRA Community of Practice
- PMRA Newsletter
- Reform speeches and publications
- Resource management training resources
To join the PMRA Community or subscribe to the PMRA Newsletter, contact us at PMRA@finance.gov.au