- Title page
- Our Vision
- Our Roles and Responsibilities
- Operating Environment
- Central Agencies Shared Outcomes
- Achieving our Vision
- Challenges the State Services Commission Faces
- Measuring Progress
- Risk Management
- Other Business
- Financial Statements
- Statement of Responsibility
- Introduction and Highlights
- Financial Highlights
- Departmental Capital Expenditure
- Forecast Financial Statements
- Statement of Forecast Service Performance
- Output Class Descriptions
- Service Performance
- Glossary of Terms
- Appendix One: The Structure of the State Services Commission
In 2006/07 the SSC will focus on developing an evaluation framework around the Development Goals. The aim of this work is to ensure that the SSC can gauge progress, initially towards the 2007 Development Goal milestones and, finally, against the 2010 milestones.
In order to keep its eye on the wider, longer-term goals the SSC will produce an initial State of the Development Goals report in June 2006. This report will deliver baseline data against which progress towards our 2007 milestones can be measured.
This report is expected to reveal that the SSC can identify indicators and proxies against which progress towards the Development Goals might be tracked. It will not, however, fill all the gaps of knowledge about progress. This work is expected to allow the SSC in 2006/07 to:
- identify existing, but as yet untapped, sources of information/data
- define new research/inquiry approaches to better understand how well the State Services is progressing toward the goals
- describe other ways that the agencies of the State Services might improve their performance against the goals.
Once this initial State of the Development Goals report has been completed, the information obtained will be used to influence future work plans. New streams of work may need to be developed, or existing ones altered, to ensure that the SSC remains on track for achieving the 2007 and 2010 milestones. It is too early to say what magnitude of change, if any, will be required. The SSC intends repeating this report in 2007/08 so that progress can be measured.
The SSC is also working to more closely integrate its role in performance management of chief executives with the Development Goals programme and with the Government's three themes. The SSC intends to discuss and agree with chief executives how their department, and any associated Crown entities can best contribute to achieving on the Government's themes, and other business, through the Development Goals.
In 2006/07, as each Deputy Commissioner plans for the achievement towards the 2007 milestone they will also determine how that work will be evaluated. These plans take account of, and build on, our existing evaluative activity including those in relation to the Employer of Choice Framework, Senior Leadership Management Development Programme, and the E-government Strategy.
The SSC also works with the Advisory Committee on State Services (ACSS), whose role is to assist the State Services Commissioner to achieve the Development Goals for the State Services and to provide momentum and support for the development programme. The ACSS focuses on three areas: planning, monitoring progress and integration across the State Services.