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Annual report 2003 - 2004



Annual report 2003 - 2004

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Department of the Chief Minister


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).






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37ANNUAL REPORT 2003 - 2004 O U TP U T G R O U P S Enhanced human resource statistical reporting. Information Management IT Upgrades to Lotus Notes 5, Windows, Office and Access XP. Established a regular program of information and records management training, specifically Information Act, thesaurus and TRIM training in Darwin and Alice Springs. Visited Alice Springs and Tennant Creek offices to establish standard information and records management processes. Extended the uptake of records management standards and systems in Business Units. Procurement, Travel and General Services Carriage of Government procurement reforms through a process of education and redirecting and redefining procurement approvals. Implemented the GAS Purchase Order system and enhanced system functionality and reporting in the areas of procurement, vehicle and travel administration. Transferred responsibility for administering mobile phones allocated to Ministers and the Leader of the Opposition to the Department of the Legislative Assembly. Arranged the installation of a new access control system for the Office of Ethnic Affairs in Palm Court and the Northern Territory Electoral Commission in the AANT Building. Upgraded the travel database to capture and enable accurate reporting on more robust information in relation to Departmental travel. Financial Management Restructured financial management operations into more strategic, efficient and client focused services to the Department. Facilitated the Budget review and implementation process, including preparations for the Estimates Review Committee hearings held in June 2004. Assisted in the management of resources to ensure the Department operated within the approved financial allocation for the 2003-2004 financial year. OUTLOOK Continue to track performance and progress and measure the actions under the People and Management and Development Plan 2003-2005. Continue to ensure carriage of Government procurement reforms through centralised administration and a formal training program. Transfer responsibility for the administration of advertising to the Communications and Marketing Unit. Continue to progress improvements to information and records management, and keep pace with information technology. Review performance management processes and reporting for the Department. Introduce more robust budget tracking and project management reporting systems for the Department. The Departments graduate program began in 2003 with three graduates currently on the program, Sarah Galton, Luis Da Rocha and Artemis Kaltourimidis. POLICY ADVICE AND PUBLIC SECTOR COORDINATION