We continue to develop better practice guidance to help the Western Australian public sector perform efficiently and effectively. This includes:

  • practical guidance in the application of standards
  • case studies
  • checklists to assess existing frameworks and processes
  • information to help entities to better understand how to comply with legislation and standards.

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Cyber security Cyber Security in Local Government 24 November 2021
Audit committees Summary of Audit Committee Chair Forum 26 October 2021
Staff exit controls Staff Exit Controls 5 August 2021
Western Australian Public Sector Financial Statements Western Australian Public Sector Financial Statements – Better Practice Guide 14 June 2021
Grants administration Grants Administration 28 January 2021
Western Australian Public Sector Audit Committees Western Australian Public Sector Audit Committees – Better Practice Guide 25 June 2020
Managing technical vulnerabilities Information Systems Audit Report 2020 – Local Government Entities 25 June 2020
Contract management – extensions and variations Local Government Contract Extensions and Variations 4 May 2020
Controls for the management of monies held for specific purposes Control of Monies Held for Specific Purposes 30 April 2020
COVID-19 financial and governance matters Stand alone guidance 6 April 2020
Security considerations for remote working arrangements Information Systems Audit Report 2020 – State Government Entities 6 April 2020
Purchasing cards Controls over Purchasing Cards 25 March 2020
Effective fee-setting Fee-setting by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Western Australian Police Force 4 December 2019
Fraud prevention Fraud Prevention in Local Government 15 August 2019
Regulating building approvals Local Government Building Approvals 26 June 2019
Project management PathWest Laboratory Information System Replacement Project 19 June 2019
Verifying employee identity and credentials principles Verifying Employee Identity and Credentials 19 June 2019
Engaging consultants for strategic advice Engaging Consultants to Provide Strategic Advice 5 June 2019
Cloud application (software as service agreement) Information Systems Audit Report 2019 15 May 2019
Records management Records Management in Local Government 9 April 2019
Management of supplier master files Management of Supplier Master Files 7 March 2019
Procurement Local Government Procurement 11 October 2018
Online services Delivering Services Online 25 May 2016
Contract management Health Department’s Procurement and Management of its Centralised Computing Services Contract 17 February 2016


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