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A list of reports, articles, or published letters about performance information and how it is reported by public entities.
Assessing the performance of the Office of the Auditor-General against International Standards
November 2016: This report presents the overall results of our own assessment using the Supreme Audit Institution Performance Measurement Framework. Both this and the detailed report have been peer reviewed by the INTOSAI Development Initiative. The assessment has identified strengths in the Office's operating environment, audit work, and management, as well as areas for further attention.
Continuing to improve how you report on your TEI’s service performance
September 2015: We sent this letter to the leaders of all tertiary education institutions (TEIs) about the findings of the latest audits. The letter describes which aspects of reporting on TEIs' service performance is done well, and where we'd like to see further improvements...
New Zealand Police: Enforcing drink-driving laws
July 2015: This article describes the progress that has been made in responding to the Auditor-General's earlier recommendation...
Being accountable to the public: Timeliness of reporting by public entities
May 2015: This report takes a “snapshot” of how well public entities met their reporting deadlines during 2013/14. Most public entities meet their deadlines for reporting. The entities that don’t meet their reporting deadlines tend to be small entities or subsidiaries. It is clear that some public entities need to give greater priority to meeting their reporting obligations...
Public entities’ progress in implementing the Auditor-General’s recommendations 2014
July 2014: A compendium report containing all of the progress articles that we have published since December 2013.
Inquiry into the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board: Follow-up report
May 2014: In this report, we look at the Board’s progress in responding to our recommendations. The Board has taken our recommendations seriously and has worked hard to address them. The action that it has taken has moved it onto a more sure administrative and legal footing. Overall, we saw much less to concern us during our follow-up work than we did in the period preceding our 2010 report...
New Zealand Customs Service: Managing Trade Assurance capability risks
May 2014: This article describes the progress that has been made in responding to the Auditor-General's earlier recommendations...
Continuing to improve how you report on your TEI’s service performance
December 2013: This is a short document for finance and strategy staff in tertiary education institutions, designed to help them continue to improve their service performance reporting. Organisations that report their service performance well have integrated their strategic planning and objectives with their reporting requirements. They use both these processes to enhance their governance, prioritisation, decision-making, and overall performance...
District health boards: Quality annual reports
June 2012: In this paper, we discuss characteristics of annual reports that we consider are necessary for good accountability.
Local government: Improving the usefulness of annual reports
September 2011: This discussion paper sets out the legal requirements, provides examples of improved reporting, and aims to encourage ongoing improvements in local authorities' performance reporting...
Central government: Cost-effectiveness and improving annual reports
June 2011: This paper is aimed at government departments and Crown entities that prepare annual reports of their performance for external publication under the Public Finance Act or the Crown Entities Act...
District Health Boards: Learning from 2010–13 Statements of Intent
February 2011: This document has been written to help district health boards (DHBs) as they prepare their 2011-14 and future Statements of Intent (SOIs)...
Central government: Case studies in reporting forecast performance information
February 2011: The purpose of this discussion paper is to help public entities improve the information they use to forecast what their performance will be in providing services to the public – and how they report that forecast to Parliament and to the public...
Sport and Recreation New Zealand: Improving how it measures its performance
December 2010: We carried out a performance audit to examine the effectiveness of Sport and Recreation New Zealand in improving New Zealanders' participation in sport and physical recreation...
Local government: Examples of better practice in setting local authorities' performance measures
June 2010: This paper discusses the examples of better practice that we saw in performance measures within local authorities' 2009-19 long-term council community plans (LTCCPs). It has been prepared to promote discussion about improvement rather than be a technical guide on performance measures for various activities...
Part 6: Service performance information
Local government: Results of the 2008/09 audits.
Part 5: Our intentions for improving service performance information and reporting
Central government: Results of the 2008/09 audits.
Statements of intent: Examples of reporting practice
June 2009: This discussion paper includes examples of reporting practice from the statements of intent of government departments and Crown entities, including statements of forecast service performance...
The Auditor-General’s views on setting financial reporting standards for the public sector
June 2009: The Auditor-General believes that major changes are needed to the way that financial reporting standards are set in New Zealand. He hopes this discussion paper will encourage constructive debate...
Electricity Commission: Review of the first five years
June 2009: This report is a discussion paper on the performance of the Electricity Commission against the objectives, outcomes, and performance standards set out in the Government Policy Statement...
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