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Transmittal letter

The Hon Ben Morton MP
Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Assistant Minister

I am pleased to present the Australian Public Service Commission Annual Report 2019-20 for the reporting period ending 30 June 2020, as is required by subsection 46(1) of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. I have been the accountable authority for the full 12 months of the reporting period.

The report has been prepared pursuant to the requirements for annual reports approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit and as prescribed in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 (the Rule).

As the accountable authority, I certify that the Commission has prepared fraud and corruption risk assessments and a fraud and corruption control plan that comply with the requirements of section 10 of the Rule. The Commission has fraud prevention, detection, investigation, reporting and data collection procedures and processes in place that align with the requirements of the Commonwealth Fraud Control Framework 2017.

The Commission has taken all reasonable measures to minimise the incidence of fraud, and to investigate and recover the proceeds of fraud against the Commission.

Yours faithfully

Peter Woolcott AO
Australian Public Service Commissioner
15 October 2020