Update on Crown Entity Compliance Cost Review Group's recommendation on the frequency of Statements of Intent (SOI)
Crown entity chairs and chief executives have been emailed by Treasury with updated guidance. Read the message and links from Treasury.
Social Media Guidance for Government Agencies
With the aim to encourage best practice in Government agencies for social media use new guidance is now available on the Public Service Internet.
Changes to the Copyright Act
Changes to the Copyright Act came into law 1 September 2011. These changes are relevant to organisations as any usage that infringes the Act can have their internet link suspended. Full explanation of the implications.
Notes from the Senior Managers' meeting
The senior managers' meeting covered a debrief from the chairs' meeting, Ministerial expectations and ho agencies may respond to this. Information was provided on WAI 262 and the research work the Cultural Sector Performance Unit is embarking on. Capacity work and assistance along with what is on the reporting horizon for agencies rounded off the session
Culture and Happiness
The Treasury is launching its Working Towards Higher Living Standards Framework. The Framework is centred on four main capital stocks - financial/physical, human, social, and natural - from which we derive flows of material and non-material goods and services which enhance living standards . The Framework describes the interrelationships among the stocks and flows, and highlights the need for responsible management in order to improve the living standards of both current and future New Zealanders. Read a Dominion-Post news story about this work.
Changes to approved mileage rates
Intended to reflect a reasonable estimate of vehicle use the IRD has announced an increase in the approved mileage rate for use of private use of vehicles from 70 cents to 74 cents per kilometre effective 27 April 2011.
Ministry's new logo
The Ministry has a new logo. Information on its use and to download versions is available on our website.
Updated Annual Report Guidance
The Guidance and Requirements for Crown Entities – Preparing the Annual Report has been updated as at February 2011. This replaces the previous guidance issued in June 2009.
Wrestling with the SOI
It's that time again; the impact assessment and process paper prepared by Greg Claridge following the sessions held last year can be read here.
Cultural Philanthropy Report released
Six key recommendations are featured in the cultural philanthropy task force report Growing the Pie released in late December 2010. Growing the Pie press release from Minister Finlayson.