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Administration

Enterprise Agreement 2018-21

On 12 September 2018, the Australian Public Service Commissioner Peter Woolcott AO, approved the OOSGG remuneration proposal and Determination 2018/01. This Determination applies in addition to the OOSGG Enterprise Agreement 2015-2018.

The purpose of this revised Determination is to provide staff with increases to their existing salaries, to the effect of 6% over three years, while maintaining the terms and conditions under the OOSGG Enterprise Agreement 2015-2018.

Executive Remuneration

Since 2016-17, the Office has published information about the remuneration of its senior executives and other highly paid staff. This information, published in accordance with guidelines of the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, provides transparency of remuneration of senior executives and other highly paid officials of Commonwealth entities and companies.

Senate File List

In accordance with the Senate tabling requirements for Commonwealth departments and agencies (under Senate Continuing Order no. 5), the lists of new files created by the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General can be found here:

Senate Order on Government Agency Contracts

Pursuant to the Senate Order for Entity Contracts, information on contracts entered into by the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General, which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more and which (a) have not been fully performed as at 30 June 2019 or (b) which have been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2019 are available in the Austender website. The amounts show the total amount expected to be spent over the life of the entire contract unless otherwise indicated.

The Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General does not have any grants, sale of goods/services, disposal arrangements and other financial arrangements that are within the Senate Order threshold as stated above.

Some of the contracts listed may contain confidentiality provisions of a general nature that are designed to protect the confidential information of the parties that may be obtained or generated in carrying out the contract.The accountable authority of the Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General has assured that the listed contracts do not contain any inappropriate confidentiality provisions. 

The reasons for including such clauses include:

  • ordinary commercial prudence that requires protection of trade secrets, propriety information and the like; and/or
  • protection of other Commonwealth material and personal information.

Reconciliation Action Plan

The Office's Reconciliation Action Plan is currently being updated.

Heritage Strategy

The Office's Heritage Strategy is currently being updated.

Commonwealth Purchase Order and Contract Terms

The Office's Purchase Order and Contract Terms are available on the Department of Finance's Commonwealth Contracting Suite (CCS) webpage).