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Policy Advice and Monitoring of Funded Agencies

Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage

Policy advice and monitoring of funded agencies

Output performance measures and standards

This involves providing policy advice on arts, culture, heritage and broadcasting issues; monitoring the Crown’s interests in sector agencies; and providing negotiated services to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and the Minister of Broadcasting.

Budget service standard
2010/11

Achieved

2010/11

Policy advice

Average rating for Ministerial satisfaction with policy advice and submissions to Cabinet and Cabinet Committees

Rated good or better

 

Rated good or very good

 

Briefing papers provided

500

567

Cabinet papers provided

25

44

Cabinet papers contributed to

70

38

(a)
Arts, culture and heritage issues including legislation, major policy proposals, and developments and initiatives of significance in the sector
Meets plans for programmes of policy development covering:

Enhancing heritage management

Enhancing arts and cultural management

Cross-government initiatives where they affect the cultural sector

100%

100%

100%

 

100%

100%

100%

 

(b) Broadcasting

Meets plans for successful transition to digital broadcasting

Meets plans for securing future of public service broadcasting

Meets plans for supporting broadcast content availability
and impact

100%

100%

100%

 

100%

100%

100%

 

Monitoring of funded agencies

(a)
The management and disbursements of payments to arts, heritage and broadcasting sector agencies:

Compliance with instructions and conditions governing payments to funded agencies

 

 

 

100%

 

 

 

100%

(b)
Monitoring of the Crown’s interests in funded arts, heritage
and broadcasting sector agencies:

Compliance with the provisions of the funded agency accountability regime for the financial year

Satisfaction with requested advice and support on
capability matters

Completion of assurance and baseline reviews within
budget and to a standard approved by the Minister

Satisfaction with workshops and other discussion opportunities for board chairs and members

 

 

100%

 

90%

 

100% (for 2 or more reviews)

90% or more are satisfied

 

 

 

96%

 

96%

 

100% (for 2 reviews)

 

100% satisfaction at workshops;

3 of 4 (75%) board chairs

were satisfied

Provision of board induction programmes for new board appointees

Completion of agreed schedule of regular updates for board members, governance e-newsletter quarterly editions, and maintenance of relevant content on the online shared workspace

100% within 6 months

 

100%

100% within 6 months

 

100% other than regular e-newsletters
(only 3 of 4 achieved)

Other negotiated services

(a)
Ministerial servicing – preparation of draft responses to Ministerial correspondence and questions in the House:

Drafts accepted by the Minister

Annual rating of Ministerial satisfaction with draft Ministerial correspondence and draft replies to questions in the House

Working days provision of draft Ministerial correspondence

 

Ministers’ office deadlines for draft replies to questions in
the House

Number of items of draft Ministerial correspondence

Number of draft replies to questions in the House

 

 

 

95%

Each category rated good
or better

90% within 15 working days
& 100% within 20 working days of receipt

100%

 

500

200

 

 

 

99%

Each category rated very good

 

90% within 15 working days
& 98% within 20 working days of receipt

100%

 

541

66

(b) Preparation of speech notes:

Number of draft sets of speech notes provided

Annual rating of Ministerial satisfaction with draft sets of speech notes

 

80

Each category rated good
or better

 

70

Minister for Arts, Culture
and Heritage rated
timeliness & quality ‘Fair’;

Minister of Broadcasting rated timeliness ‘Very good’
& quality ‘Good’

 

For Conditions on Use of Appropriation refer to Māori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector – Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations for the year ending 30 June 2011.

Financial performance – Policy advice and monitoring of funded agencies

Actual 2009/10

$000

 

Actual
2010/11

$000

Main Estimates 2010/11
$000

Supp. Estimates 2010/11
$000

6,109

Revenue Crown

5,302

6,030

5,302

152

Revenue other

109

99

109

6,261

Total revenue

5,411

6,129

5,411

5,827

Total expenses

5,317

6,129

5,411

434

Surplus/(deficit)

94


Major variances are explained in the Financial Statements: Note 17 (see page 42).


Updated on 23rd July 2015