The government recently announced a number of initiatives supporting the Premier’s commitment to Open Government by promoting greater transparency in classified agencies. Beginning April 1, 2015, specific governance documents and expense information for classified agencies must be posted on the classified agency website.
All classified agencies require an MOU. The MOU is an administrative agreement between the responsible Minister and the agency that reflects the accountability framework and guides the mutual understanding of responsibilities of both the responsible minister and the chair of a classified agency.
All non-advisory classified agencies are required to post their most recently tabled Business Plan. The annual Business Plan maps out the agency’s strategic direction and upcoming activities for the next three fiscal years. All agencies must have their responsible Minister approve their business plan annually.
To ensure that confidentiality and privacy are maintained, these documents do not contain any information that could affect the security of a person, place or thing, is commercially sensitive, or contains confidential information about human resources and labour relations as listed above.
All non-advisory classified agencies are required to post their most recently tabled Annual Report. The Annual Report includes performance targets, agency performance, financial statements and appointees. Agencies with legislative requirements to table their annual reports are required to do so prior to posting their annual report.