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A list of reports, articles, or published letters about central government agencies (Ministries, Departments, State-owned enterprises, or Crown entities).
Setting up Central Agencies Shared Services
June 2014: The central agencies did not follow best practice in setting up Central Agencies Shared Services (CASS). CASS was set up by the intended date, but important and fundamental aspects of the change were not done well. Setting up CASS has benefited some service users. Some improvements have allowed the central agencies to better work together. However, CASS functions are performing at different levels of effectiveness. It is not yet clear whether CASS provides a useful model for the public sector to follow...
Central government: Results of the 2012/13 audits (Volume 2)
April 2014: This report presents the aggregate results of our audit of the central government agencies for 2012/13 ...
The Treasury: Learning from managing the Crown Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme
March 2014: In 2011, we made four recommendations for the Treasury to prepare for potentially large and complex initiatives that might require rapid implementation. The Treasury has responded positively to our recommendations about improving project management and implementing a planning, monitoring, escalation, and reporting framework.
Public entities in the social sector: Our audit work
December 2013: This is the first time we have published a report focused on public entities in the social sector. We draw attention to the work this Office does, outline why we are interested in changes in the social sector, and share our thoughts on where we might focus our effort in the future...
Central government: Results of the 2012/13 audits (Volume 1)
December 2013: This report presents the results of our audit of the Government's 2012/13 financial statements and reports on the results of our review of whether government expenditure was appropriately authorised...
Central government: Results of the 2011/12 audits
April 2013: ISBN 978-0-478-41019-8 (print), ISBN 978-0-478-41020-4 (online).
Crown Research Institutes: Results of the 2011/12 audits
March 2013: This report provides an overview of the results of our audits of Crown research institutes in 2011/12.
Response of the New Zealand Police to the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct: Third monitoring report
October 2012: Our Office's third report about how well the New Zealand Police are responding to the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into Police conduct...
Roles, responsibilities, and funding of public entities after the Canterbury earthquakes
October 2012: This report provides an objective view of how the Canterbury earthquake recovery is being run. It describes how the recovery is being carried out, the roles of agencies, how the recovery is being funded, and what the main risks and challenges are - for the agencies involved and for Cantabrians.
Reviewing financial management in central government
June 2012: To work out in a co-ordinated way where financial resources are directed, how they are controlled, and, ultimately, what value they create is fundamentally important. We have reviewed whether central government's financial management system allows us to understand and manage our financial resources within and throughout government and, if not, what needs to change.
Central government: Results of the 2010/11 audits (Volume 2)
March 2012: ISBN 978-0-478-38342-3 (print), ISBN 978-0-478-38343-0 (online).
Central government: Results of the 2010/11 audits (Volume 1)
December 2011: ISBN 978-0-478-38331-7 (print) and ISBN 978-0-478-38332-4 (online).
The Treasury: Implementing and managing the Crown Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme
September 2011: We carried out a performance audit of the Treasury's implementation and management of the Crown Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme, given the Scheme's significance for our economy at the time and the amount of money involved...
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...
Central government: Results of the 2009/10 audits (Volume 2)
March 2011: ISBN 978-0-478-32692-5 (print) and ISBN 978-0-478-32693-2 (online).
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...
Central government: Results of the 2009/10 audits (volume 1)
December 2010, ISBN 978-0-478-32684-0 (print) and ISBN 978-0-478-32685-7 (online).
Central government: Results of the 2008/09 audits
February 2010, ISBN 978-0-478-32647-5.
Central government: Results of the 2007/08 audits
May 2009, ISBN 978-0-478-32625-3.
Central government: Results of the 2006/07 audits
May 2008, ISBN 978-0-478-32602-4.
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