Letter of transmittal

Secretary Renée Leon PSM

Senator the Hon. Eric Abetz
Minister for Employment
Parliament House

Dear Minister

I am pleased to present the Department of Employment’s Annual Report for 2013–14.

This report has been prepared in accordance with section 63 of the Public Service Act 1999, which requires you to table the report in parliament. It reflects the requirements for annual reports as approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audits.

The report also includes information as required under other applicable legislation including the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 and the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.

As required by the Commonwealth  Fraud Control Guidelines, I certify that I am satisfied that the department:

  • prepared  fraud risk assessments and fraud control  plans
  • has in place appropriate fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures and processes
  • took all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud against the department and to investigate and recover the proceeds of fraud against the department.

Yours sincerely

Renée Leon signature

Renée Leon

20 October 2014