Annual report 2003-2004, Department of Corporate and Information Services
Department of Corporate and Information Services annual report 2003 - 2004
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5 CHIEF EXECUTIVES REVIEW The 2003/04 Report highlights yet another year of considerable achievement by DCIS. Achievements worthy of particular mention are: Risk Management Assessment Following a risk management assessment that was undertaken in conjunction with Risk Management Services, the following initiatives were conducted by DCIS during 2003/04: An independent fraud control assessment, which lead to 5 specific fraud treatments was completed and Executive endorsed a Fraud Control Policy in March 2004, which was then released to all staff. Physical security audits of each of the buildings that DCIS occupied has resulted in remedial action to enhance security in March. A register of all contracts involving DCIS was established and a risk assessment of each contract that involves service provision was completed. New Systems Development A number of computer based systems were adopted during the year including: An on-line billing system, which automatically issues invoices and receives payments between DCIS, NT Fleet, Data Centre Services and all their internal clients, was successfully implemented. This system will be promoted to other agencies in the coming year; An electronic access system (e-Pass) was developed to allow a single password access to many NTG systems. This will eventually be used by all NTG systems; A tracking system to record requests under the new Freedom of Information legislation was developed and rolled out to agencies; An electronic copying service known as Copylink was launched by the Government Printing Office (GPO); and Implementation commenced on an electronic management system for corporate credit cards and an agency recruitment management system. Both of these systems will be rolled out to agencies in 2004/05. Financial Performance The financial results for the three GBDs for the year were pleasing. NT Fleet and Data Centre Services both recorded higher than budgeted financial performance results of $6.9m and $3.8m before tax respectively. While the Government Printing office made a small loss of $2,000 this was a major turnaround from 2002-03 and 2001-02. The DCIS agency financial performance was also sound and finished with a profit of $360,000 which was $780,000 better than the original budget. As a whole, DCISs revenue was $166m while total expenses were $155m and final results were above budget expectations. Total assets as at 30 June 2004 were $74.9m up by $2.6m. The number of paid staff as at 30 June was 718. DCIS product lines were reviewed in July 2003 and again in January 2004.Once again the general trend of unit prices charged to agencies was downwards. Of the 35 unit prices reviewed one was increased, 18 were reduced and 19 remained the same.