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Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC)

Financial statistics
Net cost of providing services: $73.5 million
Total appropriation: $79.1 million
Number of FTEs: 1409.87

Significant events and transactions
  • Shared Services SA began transitioning agencies to the CHRIS 21 payroll database.
  • 118 FTE’s in a number of business units including State Records of South Australia and Department of Treasury and Finance ICT, transferred out of DPC.
  • The net cost of providing services decreased by $18.7 million.
  • Expenses decreased by $27.3 million as a result of internal restructures and machinery of government changes.

Financial statement opinion

Financial controls opinion
Key issues:
  • Corporate:
    • Processes for procuring film services from 57 Films were inadequate
    • Certification of purchase card purchases by cardholders was not performed promptly
    • No or inadequate documentation to support purchase card transactions
  • Shared Services SA:
    • Pay variation reports were not checked to ensure all variances were reviewed
    • Independent review of the Pay Run Checklist needs to improve
  • CHRIS 21 migration project:
    • Reconciliation of leave balances between CHRIS 5 and CHRIS 21 was not performed promptly
    • Change management processes for tools used to migrate data needed to improve
    • Explanation of leave balance variations were not accurate and did not fully identify causes