Annual Report 1993/94 Department of the Chief Minister
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Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT; Tabled Papers
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Achievement of a 10 per cent increase in the processing of payments by Electronic Transfer (EFT). This objective was exceeded and is ongoing. All new vendors arc encouraged to accept payment by this method. A significant degree of success was achieved in convincing cuirent suppliers of the benefits of EFT at this year's Meet the Buyers Expo, an event that gave local industry the opportunity to discuss purchasing policies with Government agencies. Introduction of performance management procedures within the Section. Staff members arc now participating in a formal performance appraisal scheme. Finalisation of the transfer of the Alcohol Policy Unit to the Department of Health and Community Services. The final balance was transferred in August 1994. INTENDED PROGRAM FOR 1994-95 Establish a database for the purpose of recording and reporting on travel undertaken. To further enhance the level of financial reporting, all current reports will be downloaded using EXCEL files instead of Symphony/Allways. This will achieve improved formatting and network conformity. Finalisation of the development of a system that will provide an effective audit trail of variations to budget allocations and upgrade the current budget filing system. 37