The Queensland Regulatory Simplification Plan 2009-13 outlines how the government will reduce unnecessary legislative requirements and streamline administrative and procurement processes.
The department has established a corporate governance board and committee structure that effectively supports the strategic management of the department and the achievement of organisational objectives. The Corporate Governance Board is the department’s principal policy-setting and decision-making authority and it supports the Director-General in his role as the department’s accountable officer.
The membership of the Corporate Governance Board comprises the department’s most senior executive leaders and the competencies of these members provide an effective stewardship over performance reporting, delegations, asset management, resources and relationships within assigned responsibilities and authorities.
The following governance committees have also been established to support the decision-making process and provide a forum for shared responsibility:
- Audit Committee
- Contracts Committee
- Finance Committee
- Human Resource Committee
- Information Steering Committee
- Workplace Health and Safety Committee.
Each governance committee has approved terms of reference and undertakes an annual self-evaluation assessment on the overall performance of the committee and its membership.
Within each business area, a senior management team convenes regularly to manage and monitor business activities, priorities and performance.
For more information about the department’s governance structure, refer to the Annual Report 2012-13