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Annual Report 2000/2001 Territory Housing



Annual Report 2000/2001 Territory Housing

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Corporate Governance The Chief Executive Officer (Housing) is constituted by the Chief Executive Officer; as defined in section 3 of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act, of the agency responsible under the Minister for the administration of the Housing Act. Details of the Chief Executive Officer for 2000-2001 can be found on page 56. Except in relation to employment matters, the Chief Executive Officer is subject to the direction of the Minister for Housing. The Chief Executive Officer delegates certain powers under the Financial Management Act, Procurement Guidelines, Public Sector Employment and Management Act and Housing Act. A schedule of delegations is included in Territory Housings Accounting and Property Manual. ^C O O PERAT IO N B E T W E E N > G O V ER N M EN T A G E N C IE S 'j Territory Housing collaborates with other Northern Territory Government agencies as required to implement whole-of- government policies and strategies including: - Foundations for Our Future; - NT safe-, and - Looking Beyond 2000, Women in the Northern Territory Action Plan 2000 to 2005. O R G A N IS A T IO N P O L IC IE S A N D PR O C ED U R ES______________J Each business unit ofTerritory Housing has relevant policies and procedures to guide the delivery of services and for compliance with relevant legislation. Policies and procedures include: - public housing policies and procedures; - bond assistance program policy; - Government employee housing tenancy procedures; - home ownership lending procedures; and - Accounting and Property Manual. Territory Housing operates a Planning and Performance Management Cycle with two key phases: Planning and Review as shown on the following page. The Planning Phase incorporates agency corporate and business planning, the budget planning cycle, capital works, forward works, repairs and maintenance and staff development. The Review Phase incorporates financial and performance reporting to Housing Management Group, Northern Territory and Commonwealth Governments. Strategic Planning - is a continuous process which is informed by social and economic trends and Government policies and strategies, and includes Housing Management Group planning. Business Planning - there are 4 key business plans, one for each outcome, outlining strategic objectives, performance targets and key performance indicators. Action Plans - each branch and region develop annual action plans in line with organisational strategic planning and business plans. Personal Development Plans (PDPs) - plans specifying priority tasks and development needs are prepared and reviewed annually for each employee. These PDPs are in line with branch and regional action plans. page