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Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development



Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development

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c < Compliance with Part 9 of the Information Act ^ The department is working to achieve compliance with Part 9 of the Information Act. ^ Significant additional resources were provided in 2003-04 to support the departments efforts to achieve compliance. A records disposal project was established to update the departments retention and disposal schedules, while a thesaurus project is being established to review and update the departments records titling system. An A 0 6 Project Manager, Records Disposal, and an A 03 Project Support Officer were recruited in 2003-04. ^ An A 05 Thesaurus Project Officer will be recruited early in 2004-05. 0 In addition, changes to the structure of the Corporate Information Branch will allow more ( Z resources to be devoted to areas of outstanding need in records management. CO 13 Budget Management, Finance and General Services c The Division provides advice and support to the departments management and program delivery areas in respect of financial management and the delivery of a range of support services such as procurement, travel, vehicles, security, facilities and asset management, financial reporting, whole of agency budget management and financial analysis. Key Achievements Improved financial reporting with the introduction of specific output based financial reports. Developed a Procurement Management Plan as the basis for a systematic approach to improving the quality and effectiveness of procurement within the department. Implemented a rationalisation of accommodation holdings in Alice Springs and relocated some staff to AZRI to bring together Primary Industry and Minerals and Energy staff. Commenced a review of General Services functions with a view to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery across DBIRD. Introduced a new corporate credit card management system in cooperation with DCIS. Commenced the introduction of a more strategic focus to the departments approach to budget development. Undertook a project to clear up old corporate credit card transactions and outstanding debts. Human Resources The Divisions services cover all aspects of Human Resources (HR) management, including: HR processes Organisational development and workforce planning Workforce relations Performance enhancement Leadership development Strategic recruitment, selection Reviewing and redesigning human resource processes Liaison with external service providers Detailed information about the departments HR policies and achievements can be found in Our People (see page 75). Department of Business, Industry & Resource Development 67

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