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Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Policy Advice and Related Outputs (M14)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support services to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Policy Advice - ACC
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to the accident compensation system.
Policy Advice - Employment
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to employment.
Policy Advice - Immigration
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to immigration policy and international immigration commitments.
Policy Advice - Workplace Relations and Safety
This category is limited to the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to workplace relations and safety (including Hazardous Substances and New Organisms) and international labour commitments.
Related Services to Ministers - ACC
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers, including monitoring FairWay Resolution to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to the accident compensation system.
Related Services to Ministers - Employment
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to employment.
Related Services to Ministers - Immigration
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to immigration.
Related Services to Ministers - Workplace Relations and Safety
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to workplace relations and safety and international labour commitments, including monitoring of Crown Entities and Statutory Bodies.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

2015/16
Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

21,762(3,207)18,555

Departmental Output Expenses

Policy Advice - ACC1,9512002,151
Policy Advice - Employment2,157(624)1,533
Policy Advice - Immigration6,038(1,850)4,188
Policy Advice - Workplace Relations and Safety6,2001,2927,492
Related Services to Ministers - ACC501(200)301
Related Services to Ministers - Employment1,504(725)779
Related Services to Ministers - Immigration1,376-1,376
Related Services to Ministers - Workplace Relations and Safety2,035(1,300)735

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

21,762(3,207)18,555
Policy Advice - ACC1,9512002,151
Policy Advice - Employment2,157(624)1,533
Policy Advice - Immigration6,038(1,850)4,188
Policy Advice - Workplace Relations and Safety6,2001,2927,492
Related Services to Ministers - ACC501(200)301
Related Services to Ministers - Employment1,504(725)779
Related Services to Ministers - Immigration1,376-1,376
Related Services to Ministers - Workplace Relations and Safety2,035(1,300)735

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve effective policy advice and support to Ministers and ensure Crown entities are appropriately monitored.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

The performance of this appropriation will be assessed by the average satisfaction of Ministers reaching, or exceeding, 70 per cent annually.

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

Related Services to Ministers - ACC

This category is intended to achieve the provision of effective and efficient ministerial services to enable Ministers to discharge their accident compensation portfolio responsibilities.

Ministers receive advice on entities' Statements of Intent, Annual Report, and Quarterly Reports, within four weeks of receipt

100%RemovedRemoved

Percentage of requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes:

-Parliamentary Questions

95% or above95% or above95% or above

-Ministerial correspondence

95% or above95% or above95% or above

-Ministerial Official Information Act 1982 requests

95% or above95% or above95% or above

Related Services to Ministers - Employment

Percentage of requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes:

-Parliamentary Questions

95% or above95% or above95% or above

-Ministerial correspondence

95% or above95% or above95% or above

-Ministerial Official Information Act 1982 requests

95% or above95% or above95% or above

Related Services to Ministers - Immigration

Percentage of requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes:

-Parliamentary Questions

95% or above95% or above95% or above

-Ministerial correspondence

95% or above95% or above95% or above

-Ministerial Official Information Act 1982 requests

95% or above95% or above95% or above

Related Services to Ministers - Workplace Relations and Safety

Percentage of requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes:

-Parliamentary Questions

95% or above95% or above95% or above

-Ministerial correspondence

95% or above95% or above95% or above

-Ministerial Official Information Act 1982 requests

95% or above95% or above95% or above

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Policy Advice - ACC

This category increased by $200,000 to $2.151 million due to a transfer from the Related Services to Ministers - ACC category to reflect the current work programme.

Policy Advice - Employment

This category decreased by $624,000 to $1.533 million due to a $600,000 transfer to Departmental Output Expense: Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment - Employment Sector Analysis and Facilitation to reflect the current work programme. This includes establishing a contingency in 2015/16 for the costs of any job fairs run by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

In addition, the baseline decreased by $24,000 due to a contribution to the Crown to assist with the Growing Up in New Zealand initiative.

Policy Advice - Immigration

This category decreased by $1.850 million to $4.188 million due to:

  • a $250,000 baseline contribution to the Crown to assist with the Growing Up in New Zealand initiative, and
  • a $1.600 million transfer to 2016/17 due to the migrant research programme being delayed as a result of a change in focus to migration impact on the labour market.
Policy Advice - Workplace Relations and Safety

This category increased by $1.292 million to $7.492 million due to a $1.300 million transfer from the Related Services to Ministers - Workplace Relations and Safety category to reflect the current work programme.

This increase is partly offset by an $8,000 contribution to the Crown to assist with the Growing Up in New Zealand initiative.

Related Services to Ministers - ACC

The decrease in this category of $200,000 to $301,000 due to a transfer to Policy Advice - ACC category to align funding to reflect the current work programme.

Related Services to Ministers - Employment

This category decreased by $725,000 to $779,000 due to a transfer to Departmental Output Expense: Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment - Employment Sector Analysis and Facilitation to reflect the current work programme. This includes establishing a contingency in 2015/16 for the costs of any job fairs run by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Related Services to Ministers - Workplace Relations and Safety

This category decreased by $1.300 million to $735,000 due to a transfer to the Policy Advice - Workplace Relations and Safety category to reflect the current work programme.

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