Guide to the report

The Department of Employment’s Annual Report 2013–14 is prepared to inform parliament and the Australian public about our performance throughout the 2013–14 year. The annual report has been prepared in accordance with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Requirements for annual reports for departments, executive agencies and FMA Act bodies.

The term ‘Indigenous’ in this report refers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people  unless otherwise  stated. The report is structured as follows:

Part 1: Our department

Features a review by the Secretary and provides an overview of the department and portfolio, including our role, outcomes, executive and departmental structure.

Part 2: Our performance

Provides a summary of our performance for 2013–14 against deliverables and key performance indicators in the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Portfolio Budget Statements 2013–14 and the Department of Employment’s Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements 2013–14.

Part 3: Our operations

Contains a report on our operations including our people, audit functions, communications, the Shared Services Centre and environmental performance.

Part 4: Our corporate management and accountability

Provides information about our corporate management and accountability including governance structure, risk management, purchasing and external scrutiny.

Part 5: Financial statements

Contains the closing financial statements for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the Department of Employment’s financial statements for 2013–14. The Auditor-General’s reports are included.


Provides additional information about the department’s operations and mandatory reporting requirements.

At the end of the report are a list of acronyms, a glossary, a list of charts and tables, a list of requirements and an index.