Accountability and reporting

As a government agency, the PSR Agency is required to provide information on our website about our contracts and our agency records in order to comply with the Australian Senate's Procedural orders of continuing effect relating to orders for documents.

In addition, the PSR Agency has reporting requirements relating to the Agency's annual procurement plan and annual legal services expenditure. 

Fulfillment of these requirements is detailed below:

  • Agency records
  • Contracts
  • Legal services expenditure
  • Procurement
  • Executive and highly paid staff remuneration
  • Further information

 Agency records: 

In accordance with the requirements of a Senate Continuing Order, the following document contains an indexed list of the titles of all relevant files created by the PSR Agency. This information covers a twelve month period and is updated twice yearly.

New files created in the 2016-17 financial year:

 Agency Contracts:

In accordance with the Senate Order on departmental and agency contracts, contracts entered into by the Professional Services Review (PSR) in the previous financial year can be viewed on the AusTender website.

The listed contracts each have a value of $100,000 or more, and have not been fully completed as at the reporting date, or have been entered into during the 12 months prior to the reporting date.

PSR has not published a list of grant contracts as PSR does not fund grants.

 Legal services expenditure:

This is a statement of legal services expenditure by the PSR Agency for the 2016-17 financial year, published in compliance with paragraph 11.1 (ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017.

PSR Legal Expenses 2016-17:

 Procurement:

It is a statutory requirement that the PSR Agency publishes an Annual Procurement Plan on AusTender, stating our planned procurements for the coming financial year. 

Executive and highly paid staff remuneration:

Commonwealth Entities are requested to publish information detailing the scope and value of remuneration for executive and other highly paid staff on their website. This information should be presented in two tables: Table A: Average annual reportable remuneration paid to substantive executives during the reporting period; and Table B: Other highly paid staff.

For the purposes of this publication executives are defined as:

  1. Chief executive officers and equivalents, Senior Executive Service (SES) and equivalents classified in Groups 9-11 of the Public Service Classification Rules 2000 and star ranked military officers; or
  2. Employees of an entity or company who:
  • make, or participate in making, decisions that affect the whole, or a substantial part, of the operations of the entity or company; or
  • have the capacity to affect significantly the entity’s or company’s financial standing or performance in achieving its purposes  (as defined by section 8 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013); or
  • perform functions controlling operational activities, which directly impact the economic function and viability of the entity or company; and
  • have employment conditions  equivalent to SES employment conditions of service.

For the purposes of this publication, other highly paid staff are defined as employees, other than executives as defined above:

Further information:

Further information about the purpose and function of the PSR Agency is provided in the following documents: