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Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory



Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory

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Tabled Paper 390


Tabled Papers for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT






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34 Computer System Continuing software development of the integrated accounting and production control computer system has further aided in the maximum utilization and control of available printing resources within Government Printing Office and in the private printing sector. By utilizing preprinted continuous stationery, tendering documentation including quotation comparison sheets and the raising of individual purchase orders is now automatically system generated. Production of an accounting system manual identifying and setting in place control points has addressed audit points noted in the audit of the 1985/86 financial statements. Gazette Production A total of 246 gazettes were produced with a total content of 3,075 pages. To assist in promoting sales at the NT Government Information Centre the otherwise blank end pages of gazettes are now used for featuring available selected publications. This initiative has resulted in overall increased patronage and sales. Production costs and lead times for the Public Service gazette are anticipated to be significantly reduced following the successful implementation of a system using an optical character recognition device linked to the typesetting system. Departments will submit gazette copy on pre-printed and coded forms to enable typesetting to be produced without the need for rekeyboarding. NT Government Information Centre Centre staff capably marketed a wide range of promotional, statistical, legislative and informative material on behalf of the NT Government and the Australian Government Publishing Service to the general public and visiting tourists. Both counter and telephone callers were efficiently directed to the appropriate contact point best suited to answer enquiries whenever centre staff were not able to provide an immediate answer. The availability of credit card facilities for clients at the centre has also been introduced for flexibility of purchasing arrangements.