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Estimates of appropriations

Vote Labour Market - Education and Workforce Sector - Estimates 2019/20

Vote Labour Market

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for ACC (M1), Minister for Economic Development (M25), Minister of Immigration (M38), Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety (M43), Minister of Employment (M95)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND EMPLOYMENT: Minister for Economic Development

Overview of the Vote

Five Ministers are responsible for appropriations in this Vote.

The Minister for ACC is responsible for appropriations of:

  • just over $1.203 billion for claims on the Non-Earners' Account to cover the estimated cost of injury prevention, claim processing, assessment, payment services and case management, public health acute services, medical services, social rehabilitation, elective health care and contracted services
  • just over $176 million for claims by non-earners on the Treatment Injury Account to cover the estimated cost of injury prevention, claim processing, assessment, payment services and case management, public health acute services, medical services, social rehabilitation, elective health care and contracted services
  • $140,000 for purchasing services to manage the residual long-term responsibility related to the Crown's on-going risks resulting from the introduction of the competitive accident insurance market during 1999/2000, including ensuring insurers comply with their residual obligations under the Accident Insurance Act 1998.
  • just over $62 million for claims on the Non-Earners' Account to cover the cost of income maintenance, independence allowance, and other compensation payments
  • just under $15 million for claims by non-earners on the Treatment Injury Account for provision of income maintenance, independence allowance, and other compensation payments, and
  • just under $7 million for providing victims of sexual abuse access to treatment, referrals to further services and obtaining forensic evidence.

The Minister for Economic Development, as Minister responsible for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, is responsible for one appropriation of $125,000 for writing off debts arising from the operations of this Vote.

The Minister of Immigration is responsible for appropriations of:

  • just under $370 million for immigration services, including assessment and processing services (mostly funded by third party revenue of just over $247 million), services for the attraction of migrants, settlement and integration of refugees and other migrants (of which $1,227,000 is to be funded by third party revenue) and integrity and security of the New Zealand immigration system, and
  • just under $4 million for regulation of immigration advisers of which $935,000 is to be funded by third party revenue.

In addition, the Minister of Immigration is responsible for an additional forecast total of just under $26 million in non-tax Crown revenue for immigration services (collected as the Immigration Adviser Levy and Immigration Levy) for 2019/20.

The Minister of Employment is responsible for appropriations of:

  • just under $3 million for the provision of employment information and facilitation services, supporting activities such as labour market modelling and the development of tools such as the Occupation Outlook. It is also used to fund the Sector Workforce Engagement Programme, a cross-government initiative to help employers get access to skilled regional staff, and
  • just over $13 million for the He Poutama Rangatai/Youth Employment Pathways programme working to actively support communities to help their young people become ready for work.

The Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety is responsible for appropriations of:

  • just over $106 million for the purchase of services from non-departmental providers (e.g. WorkSafe New Zealand and other designated agencies - Civil Aviation Authority and Maritime New Zealand - under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015) in relation to workplace health and safety and the collection of the Health and Safety at Work Levy by the Accident Compensation Corporation
  • just under $40 million for provision of employment relations services, including support services provided to employment relations institutions
  • just over $12 million for shared corporate services for WorkSafe New Zealand, the Pike River Recovery Agency, and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, and
  • a total of just over $7 million for other expenses including salaries and allowances of the Employment Relations Authority and Remuneration Authority members, subscription to the International Labour Organisation, promotion of equal employment opportunities and better relations through the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust, and for the New Zealand Industrial Relations Foundation.

In addition, the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety has overall responsibility for just under $22 million to provide policy advice and related services to the Minister for ACC, the Minister of Employment, the Minister of Immigration, and the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

  2018/19 2019/20
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

ACC - Regulatory Services (M1)

This appropriation is limited to the management of the residual long-term responsibility related to the Crown's ongoing risks resulting from the introduction of the competitive accident insurance market during 1999/2000.
128 87 140

Employment - Employment Sector Analysis and Facilitation (M95)

This appropriation is limited to employment information, facilitation and matching services, and analysis of the functioning of the labour market.
3,486 3,486 2,989

Immigration - Regulation of Immigration Advisers (M38)

This appropriation is limited to the regulation of persons who provide immigration advice, facilitating the education and professional development of Immigration Advisers, and increasing public awareness of the Immigration Advisers Authority, pursuant to the functions prescribed in section 35 of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007.
3,972 3,095 3,972

Workplace Relations and Safety - Employment Relations Services (M43)

This appropriation is limited to information, guidance, investigation, enforcement, dispute resolution services and decision-making regarding employment rights and the upholding of regulatory standards including support services provided to employment relations institutions.
39,736 39,736 39,826

Workplace Relations and Safety - Shared Services Support (M43)

This appropriation is limited to support services to other agencies.
12,750 10,274 12,450

Total Departmental Output Expenses

60,072 56,678 59,377

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

ACC - Case Management and Supporting Services - Treatment Injuries for Non-Earners (M1)

This appropriation is limited to cover the cost of injury prevention, claim lodgement and management, investment management and appropriation setting for claims by non-earners on the ACC Treatment Injury Account.
16,191 16,191 16,345

ACC - Case Management and Supporting Services (M1)

This appropriation is limited to injury prevention, claim processing, assessment, payment services and case management in respect of claims on the ACC Non-Earners' Account.
165,393 165,393 182,971

ACC - Public Health Acute Services - Treatment Injuries for Non-Earners (M1)

This appropriation is limited to fund public health acute services for claims by non-earners on the ACC Treatment Injury Account.
1,822 1,822 1,883

ACC - Public Health Acute Services (M1)

This appropriation is limited to public health acute services in respect of claims on the ACC Non-Earners' Account.
310,286 310,286 313,767

ACC - Rehabilitation Entitlements and Services - Treatment Injuries for Non-Earners (M1)

This appropriation is limited to cover the cost of purchasing medical services, social rehabilitation and elective health care services and contracted services for claims by non-earners on the ACC Treatment Injury Account.
159,352 159,352 157,847

ACC - Rehabilitation Entitlements and Services (M1)

This appropriation is limited to purchasing medical services, social rehabilitation, elective health care services and contracted services in respect of claims on the ACC Non-Earners' Account.
723,117 723,117 706,447

ACC - Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment Services (M1)

This appropriation is limited to Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment Services (SAATS) and supporting Medical Sexual Assault Clinicians Aotearoa to sustain the capability required to deliver SAATS.
7,100 7,100 7,433

Workplace Relations and Safety - Health and Safety at Work Levy - Collection Services (M43)

This appropriation is limited to collection services from the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), to collect the Health and Safety at Work Levy on behalf of the Crown.
869 869 869

Workplace Relations and Safety - Workplace Health and Safety (M43)

This appropriation is limited to information, education, leadership, guidance, support, and enforcement relating to the health and safety of workers and workplaces.
93,288 93,288 105,413

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

1,477,418 1,477,418 1,492,975

Benefits or Related Expenses

     

ACC - Compensation Entitlements - Treatment Injuries for Non-Earners (M1)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of income maintenance, independence allowance, and other compensation payments for claims by non-earners on the ACC Treatment Injury Account.
15,217 15,217 14,994

ACC - Compensation Entitlements (M1)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of income maintenance, independence allowance, and other compensation payments for claims on the ACC Non-Earners' Account.
68,304 68,304 62,133

Total Benefits or Related Expenses

83,521 83,521 77,127

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Crown Debt Write Offs (M25)

This appropriation is limited to expenses arising from the recognition of impaired value of Crown debts, including write down and write offs.
125 52 125

Employment - He Poutama Rangatahi/Youth Employment Pathways (M95)

This appropriation is limited to training and employment programmes for young people in Te Tai Tokerau, Eastern Bay of Plenty, Tairawhiti and Hawke's Bay.
12,273 6,020 13,275

Workplace Relations and Safety - Employment Relations Authority Members' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M43)

This appropriation is limited to the salaries and allowances of the members of the Employment Relations Authority, as authorised by section 171 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.
4,340 4,340 4,819

Workplace Relations and Safety - Equal Employment Opportunities Trust (M43)

This appropriation is limited to the promotion of Equal Employment Opportunities as a good management practice, delivered in partnership with the private sector.
396 396 396

Workplace Relations and Safety - International Labour Organisation (M43)

This appropriation is limited to NewZealand's annual subscription to the International Labour Organisation.
1,465 1,465 1,465

Workplace Relations and Safety - New Zealand Industrial Relations Foundation (M43)

This appropriation is limited to education to promote better industrial relations.
15 15 15

Workplace Relations and Safety - Remuneration Authority Members' Fees, Salaries and Allowances (M43)

This appropriation is limited to the fees, salaries and allowances of the members of the Remuneration Authority.
300 300 300

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

18,914 12,588 20,395

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Immigration Services MCA (M38)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide efficient immigration services that generate positive economic and social outcomes for New Zealand and meet New Zealand's obligations to refugee and protected persons.
362,597 360,497 369,508

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Assessment and Processing Services

This category is limited to the assessment and processing of visa applications.
256,880 256,480 246,635

Integrity and Security of the New Zealand Immigration System

This category is limited to services to maintain and enhance the integrity and security of New Zealand's immigration system.
52,628 50,928 67,130

Services for the Attraction of Migrants

This category is limited to the development and provision of services and information aimed at attracting migrants to New Zealand.
12,180 12,180 11,128

Settlement and Integration of Refugees and Other Migrants

This category is limited to services that enable the settlement and integration of migrants and refugees into New Zealand, including processing claims for refugee and protected persons status.
40,909 40,909 44,615

Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCA (M43)

The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support services to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.
20,906 19,629 21,584

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Policy Advice - ACC

This category is limited to advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to the accident compensation system.
1,933 1,933 1,949

Policy Advice - Employment

This category is limited to advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to employment.
2,007 2,007 1,943

Policy Advice - Immigration

This category is limited to advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to immigration policy and international immigration commitments.
5,413 5,413 5,418

Policy Advice - Workplace Relations and Safety

This category is limited to advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to workplace relations and safety (including Hazardous Substances and New Organisms) and international labour commitments.
7,496 7,496 8,108

Related Services to Ministers - ACC

This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to the accident compensation system.
346 241 447

Related Services to Ministers - Employment

This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to employment.
1,529 759 1,587

Related Services to Ministers - Immigration

This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to immigration.
1,381 979 1,392

Related Services to Ministers - Workplace Relations and Safety

This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to workplace relations and safety and international labour commitments, including monitoring of Crown Entities and Statutory Bodies.
801 801 740

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

383,503 380,126 391,092

Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations

2,023,428 2,010,331 2,040,966

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
He Poutama Rangatahi - Continuing to reduce the rates of Maori rangatahi who are not in employment, education and training

Employment - He Poutama Rangatahi/Youth Pathways

Non-Departmental Other Expense
- 13,275 13,275 - -
Addressing Non-compliance in the Immigration System

Immigration Services MCA - Integrity and Security of the New Zealand Immigration System

Departmental Output Expense
- 5,586 9,054 8,140 8,234
Maritime Mass Arrival Prevention - Enhancing New Zealand's capability to prevent people smuggling ventures departing for New Zealand

Immigration Services MCA - Integrity and Security of the New Zealand Immigration System

Departmental Output Expense
- 5,824 5,881 5,929 5,976
Tools and Resources to Support the Effective Implementation of the New Pay Equity Regime

Workplace Relations and Safety - Employment Relations Services

Departmental Output Expense
- 1,003 - - -
Policy Advice on the Future of Work and a Just Transition to a Low-emissions Economy

Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCA - Policy Advice - Workplace Relations and Safety

Departmental Output Expense
- 608 608 608 608
Reprioritisation of Funding -Migrant Attraction Travel

Immigration Services MCA - Integrity and Security of the New Zealand Immigration System

Departmental Output Expense
- (19) (19) (19) (19)
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

ACC - Regulatory Services

Departmental Output Expense
6 18 84 84 84
 

Employment - Employment Sector Analysis and Facilitation

Departmental Output Expense
2 5 24 24 24
 

Workplace Relations and Safety - Employment Relations Services

Departmental Output Expense
2 5 25 25 25
 

Immigration Services MCA - Integrity and Security of the New Zealand Immigration System

Departmental Output Expense
2 6 27 27 27
 

Immigration Services MCA - Services for the Attraction of Migrants

Departmental Output Expense
1 3 12 12 12
 

Immigration Services MCA - Settlement and Integration of Refugees and Other Migrants

Departmental Output Expense
4 15 69 69 69
 

Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCA - Policy Advice - ACC

Departmental Output Expense
7 23 106 106 106
 

Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCA - Policy Advice - Employment

Departmental Output Expense
2 7 32 32 32
 

Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCA - Policy Advice - Immigration

Departmental Output Expense
2 8 35 35 35
 

Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCA - Policy Advice - Workplace Relations and Safety

Departmental Output Expense
2 6 26 26 26
 

Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCA - Related Services to Ministers - ACC

Departmental Output Expense
45 146 673 673 673
 

Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCA - Related Services to Ministers - Employment

Departmental Output Expense
25 83 384 384 384
 

Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCA - Related Services to Ministers - Immigration

Departmental Output Expense
5 16 75 75 75
 

Policy Advice and Related Outputs MCA - Related Services to Ministers - Workplace Relations and Safety

Departmental Output Expense
1 5 23 23 23
Christchurch Response (2019) Visa

Immigration Services MCA - Assessment and Processing Services

Departmental Output Expense
400 - - - -
Increasing WorkSafe New Zealand's Capacity to Improve the Health and Safety Outcomes of Workers in New Zealand

Workplace Relations and Safety - Workplace Health and Safety

Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 11,680 14,305 14,195 16,180

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity
  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 1,066,572 1,193,025 1,311,076 1,429,437 1,537,490 1,534,096 59,377 1,492,975 1,552,352 1,555,224 1,555,324 1,557,939
Benefits or Related Expenses 30,457 39,555 61,498 72,832 83,521 83,521 N/A 77,127 77,127 76,108 76,108 76,108
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 5,496 2,147 5,719 7,212 18,914 12,588 - 20,395 20,395 20,395 6,640 6,481
Capital Expenditure 1,876 5,797 - 9,552 - - - - - - - -
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 256,141 289,126 325,973 355,335 383,503 380,126 391,092 - 391,092 396,521 399,485 397,890
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

1,360,542 1,529,650 1,704,266 1,874,368 2,023,428 2,010,331 450,469 1,590,497 2,040,966 2,048,248 2,037,557 2,038,418

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 102,041 84,517 124,487 130,110 135,053 135,009 N/A 139,364 139,364 143,268 147,047 147,047
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

102,041 84,517 124,487 130,110 135,053 135,009 N/A 139,364 139,364 143,268 147,047 147,047

Note - where restructuring of the vote has occurred then, to the extent practicable, prior years information has been restated as if the restructuring had occurred before the beginning of the period covered. In this instance Total Appropriations for the Budgeted and Estimated Actual year may not equal Total Annual Appropriations and Forecast Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriations in the Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections.

Adjustments to the Summary of Financial Activity Table Due to Vote Restructuring

There have been no restructuring adjustments to prior years information reported in last year's Summary of Financial Activity table.

1.3 - Analysis of Significant Trends

Output Expenses

The fluctuating trend for Output Expenses is due to:

  • the annual revaluation of ongoing liabilities, assets, and forecasted costs based on updated historical performance and economic factors to meet the funding needs of the ACC Non-Earners' Account and non-earners' portion of the ACC Treatment Injury Account
  • additional funding for WorkSafe New Zealand from 2018/19 to enable a better intelligence-led and technology enabled approach to the prevention of work-related harm, and
  • funding for equitable pay for care and support workers from 2017/18.
Benefits and Related Expenses

The fluctuating trend for Benefits and Related Expenses relates to the provision of income maintenance, independence allowance, and other compensation payments for claims on the ACC Non-Earners' Account and the ACC Treatment Injury Account.

Other Expenses

The decrease in Other Expenses from 2020/21 into outyears is due to funding for He Poutama Rangatahi/Youth Employment Pathways being discontinued.

Capital Expenditure

The fluctuating trend for Capital Expenditure is due to capital investment provided to WorkSafe New Zealand in 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2017/18 for ICT business capability.

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

The increasing trend for the Multi-Category Output Expenses is due to:

  • increased funding for change programmes (including Vision 2015) from 2015/16
  • increased costs to manage increased visa processing volumes from 2015/16
  • changes to the New Zealand Settlement Strategy, with emphasis on the national network of migrant resource services and the Refugee and Migrant Service, and
  • additional funding for the Integrity and Security of the New Zealand Immigration System to address non-compliance in the Immigration system and prevent a maritime mass arrival from 2019/20.
Non-Tax Revenue

The increasing trend of Non-Tax Revenue is due to the enactment of the Immigration Amendment Act 2015 in 2015/16, introducing a new Immigration Levy which replaced the Migrant Levy, and the increased volumes of visa applications.

.

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

ACC - Regulatory Services (M1)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the management of the residual long-term responsibility related to the Crown's ongoing risks resulting from the introduction of the competitive accident insurance market during 1999/2000.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 128 87 140
Revenue from the Crown 128 128 140
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve timely advice that manages the Crown's risk and contributes to skilled and safe workplaces, and trusted, competitive and well-functioning markets.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The Accident Insurance Regulator will respond to all complaints and enquiries, including notices of insurers failing to comply with their obligation under the Accident Insurance Act 1998, within five days of receipt

100% 100% 100%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 6 18 84 84 84
Employment - Employment Sector Analysis and Facilitation (M95)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to employment information, facilitation and matching services, and analysis of the functioning of the labour market.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,486 3,486 2,989
Revenue from the Crown 3,486 3,486 2,989
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve productive and successful people, communities and regions through the provision of labour market information.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Labour market information is provided to the Minister's Office within agreed timeframes

100% 100% 100%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 2 5 24 24 24
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2019/20 is mainly due to a transfer of $500,000 in 2018/19 only, from the Regional Economic Development Portfolio to assist the Sector Workforce Engagement Programme (SWEP) to establish two additional jobs and skills hubs in Auckland.

Immigration - Regulation of Immigration Advisers (M38)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the regulation of persons who provide immigration advice, facilitating the education and professional development of Immigration Advisers, and increasing public awareness of the Immigration Advisers Authority, pursuant to the functions prescribed in section 35 of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,972 3,095 3,972
Revenue from the Crown 3,037 3,037 3,037
Revenue from Others 935 935 935
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve certainty and confidence for the industry and the public that licensed immigration advisers are competent and professional, and that action is taken against unlicensed advice.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

An internal audit and assurance rating received on the quality and timeliness of administration of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007

Rating of acceptable or better Rating of acceptable or better Rating of acceptable or better
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Immigration Advisers Authority - Enhanced Activities 2018/19 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400
Workplace Relations and Safety - Employment Relations Services (M43)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to information, guidance, investigation, enforcement, dispute resolution services and decision-making regarding employment rights and the upholding of regulatory standards including support services provided to employment relations institutions.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 39,736 39,736 39,826
Revenue from the Crown 39,736 39,736 39,826
Revenue from Others - - -
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve well-functioning workplaces through services to educate and advise employers and employees of their rights and obligations.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Level of public confidence in Employment Services

- New measure Baseline established

Percentage of investigations into suspected breaches of regulatory standards of employment legislation completed within six months

90% 90% 80%

Percentage of investigations into suspected breaches of regulatory standards of employment legislation completed within nine months

- New measure 90%

Proportion of investigations that involve a regulatory partner

30% 30% 30%

The number of interventions, both proactive and reactive, aimed at ensuring minimum compliance with employment standards

At least 2,000 At least 2,000 At least 2,200

The percentage of customers satisfied with overall quality and timeliness of mediation services

80% 80% 80%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 2 5 25 25 25
Tools and Resources to Support the Effective Implementation of the New Pay Equity Regime 2019/20 - 1,003 - - -
Employment Services - Addressing Cost Pressures 2018/19 1,432 1,075 890 890 890
Employment Services - Increasing the Number of Labour Inspectors 2018/19 2,200 2,225 2,210 2,210 2,210

Previous Government

           
Pay Equity Dispute Resolution and Holidays Act Compliance 2017/18 2,850 2,850 1,000 - -
Maintaining Employment Relations and Standards Service Delivery 2015/16 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000
Workplace Relations and Safety - Shared Services Support (M43)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to support services to other agencies.
Expenses and Revenue
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,750 10,274 12,450
Revenue from the Crown - - -
Revenue from Others 12,750 12,750 12,450
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of corporate services on behalf of WorkSafe New Zealand, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa - Pike River Recovery Agency, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and other agencies with which arrangements are made.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Services are provided to the service levels and timeframes agreed with WorkSafe New Zealand

Achieved Achieved Achieved

Services are provided to the service levels and timeframes agreed with Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa - Pike River Recovery Agency

Achieved Achieved Achieved

Services are provided to the service levels and timeframes agreed with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

- New measure Achieved
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in its annual report.

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations

3.1 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

ACC - Case Management and Supporting Services (M1)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to injury prevention, claim processing, assessment, payment services and case management in respect of claims on the ACC Non-Earners' Account.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 165,393 165,393 182,971
Components of the Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Claims Handling Costs 137,738 137,738 152,377
Other Expenses 27,655 27,655 30,594
Total 165,393 165,393 182,971
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a reduction in the incidence and severity of injury to non-earners in New Zealand, and a swift return to independence or everyday life for injured non-earners who are covered by the Scheme.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Administration costs per active claim

$2,395 $2,074 (YTD) $2,307

Average time to resolution for claims with reviews

Less than 96.5 days 96.0 days Less than 94.0 days

Cover decision timeliness

1.10 days 1.49 days 1.10 days

Reviews as a percentage of decline decisions

Less than 7.1% 7.2% Less than 7.0%

Investment management costs as a proportion of total funds under management

0.15% 0.13% 0.15%

Investment performance after costs relative to benchmark

0.30% 0.15% 0.30%

Proportion of ACC reviews upheld (in favour of ACC)

Greater than or equal to 82.0% 81.5% Greater than or equal to 83.0%

The portfolio of injury prevention investments approved will have an assessed positive return on investment

$1.80:$1 $1.77:$1 $1.85:$1
End of Year Performance Reporting

This performance information will be reported by the Accident Compensation Corporation in its annual report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 reflects updated information on the allocation of costs for this appropriation, following actuarial review of the predicted costs of injuries covered by the Scheme.

ACC - Case Management and Supporting Services - Treatment Injuries for Non-Earners (M1)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to cover the cost of injury prevention, claim lodgement and management, investment management and appropriation setting for claims by non-earners on the ACC Treatment Injury Account.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 16,191 16,191 16,345
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a reduction in the incidence and severity of treatment injuries to non-earners in New Zealand and a swift return to independence or everyday life by non-earners injured by treatment injuries who are covered by the Scheme.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Administration costs per active claim

$2,395 $2,074 (YTD) $2,307

Average time to resolution for claims with reviews

Less than 96.5 days 96.0 days Less than 94.0 days

Cover decision timeliness

1.10 days 1.49 days 1.10 days

Reviews as a percentage of decline decisions

Less than 7.1% 7.2% Less than 7.0%

Investment performance after costs relative to benchmark

0.30% 0.15% 0.30%

Investment management costs as a proportion of total funds under management

0.15% 0.15% 0.15%

Proportion of ACC reviews upheld (in favour of ACC)

Greater than or equal to 82.0% 81.5% Greater than or equal to 83.0%

The portfolio of injury prevention investments approved will have an assessed positive return on investment

$1.80:$1 $1.77:$1 $1.85:$1
End of Year Performance Reporting

This performance information will be reported by the Accident Compensation Corporation in its annual report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 reflects updated information on the allocation of costs for this appropriation, following actuarial review of the predicted costs of injuries covered by the Scheme.


 

ACC - Public Health Acute Services (M1)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to public health acute services in respect of claims on the ACC Non-Earners' Account.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 310,286 310,286 313,767
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a swift return to independence or everyday life by injured non-earners who are covered by the Scheme.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Agreement with Ministry of Health for public health acute services will be signed off no later than the end of the year to which this applies

Agreement reached Agreement reached Agreement reached
End of Year Performance Reporting

This performance information will be reported by the Accident Compensation Corporation in its annual report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 reflects updated information on the allocation of costs for this appropriation, following actuarial review of the predicted costs of injuries covered by the Scheme.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Accident Compensation Act 2001 - Sections 301-303 Sections 301 - 303 sets out the:
  • requirement for a service agreement for purchase of public health acute services and other health services
  • Minister of Health's responsibilities for purchase of public health and acute services and other health services, and
  • restrictions on purchase by Corporation of public health acute services.
ACC - Public Health Acute Services - Treatment Injuries for Non-Earners (M1)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to fund public health acute services for claims by non-earners on the ACC Treatment Injury Account.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,822 1,822 1,883
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a swift return to independence or everyday life by non-earners injured by treatment injuries who are covered by the Scheme.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Agreement with Ministry of Health for public health acute services will be signed off no later than the end of the year to which this applies

Agreement reached Agreement reached Agreement reached
End of Year Performance Reporting

This performance information will be reported by the Accident Compensation Corporation in its annual report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 reflects updated information on the allocation of costs for this appropriation, following actuarial review of the predicted costs of injuries covered by the Scheme.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Accident Compensation Act 2001 - Sections 301 - 303 Sections 301 - 303 sets out the:
  • requirement for a service agreement for purchase of public health acute services and other health services
  • Minister of Health's responsibilities for purchase of public health and acute services and other health services, and
  • restrictions on purchase by Corporation of public health acute services.
ACC - Rehabilitation Entitlements and Services (M1)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to purchasing medical services, social rehabilitation, elective health care services and contracted services in respect of claims on the ACC Non-Earners' Account.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 723,117 723,117 706,447
Components of the Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Social Rehabilitation - Serious Injuries 146,494 146,494 142,999
Social Rehabilitation - Non-Serious Injuries 115,814 115,814 113,050
Elective Surgery Services 110,613 110,613 107,973
General Practitioner Services 101,368 101,368 98,949
Other Medical and Vocational Rehabilitation Services 78,563 78,563 77,274
Physiotherapy Services 60,225 60,225 58,788
Ambulance Services 57,906 57,906 56,524
Radiology Services 52,134 52,134 50,890
Total 723,117 723,117 706,447
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a swift return to independence or everyday life by injured non-earners who are covered by the Scheme.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Change in average treatment cost

Less than or equal to 5.0% 4.9% Less than or equal to 4.5%

ClientNet Trust Score

+30.6 +24.0 +34.8

Long Term Claim Pool return to independence

3,729 3,384 4,170

Percentage of total expenditure paid directly to clients or for services to clients

86.2% 87.1% 86.8%

Proportion of clients who go ahead with surgery who are successfully rehabilitated 12 months after being approved for surgery

85% 81% 85%

Return to independence for those not in the workforce

86% 87.5% 86%
End of Year Performance Reporting

This performance information will be reported by the Accident Compensation Corporation in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
Extending Zero Fees Doctors' Visits to Under 14s 2018/19 872 1,177 1,192 1,206 1,206
Meeting Air Ambulance Service Cost Pressures 2018/19 3,700 5,500 6,500 7,200 7,200
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2019/20 reflects updated information on the allocation of costs for this appropriation, following actuarial review of the predicted costs of injuries covered by the Scheme.

ACC - Rehabilitation Entitlements and Services - Treatment Injuries for Non-Earners (M1)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to cover the cost of purchasing medical services, social rehabilitation and elective health care services and contracted services for claims by non-earners on the ACC Treatment Injury Account.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 159,352 159,352 157,847
Components of the Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Social Rehabilitation - Serious Injuries 86,296 86,296 85,481
Other 73,056 73,056 72,366
Total 159,352 159,352 157,847
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a swift return to independence or everyday life by non-earners injured by treatment injuries who are covered by the Scheme.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Change in average treatment cost

Less than or equal to 5.0% 4.9% Less than or equal to 4.5%

ClientNet Trust Score

+30.6 +24.0 +34.8

Long Term Claim Pool return to independence

3,729 3,384 4,170

Percentage of total expenditure paid directly to clients or for services to clients

86.2% 87.1% 86.8%

Proportion of clients who go ahead with surgery who are successfully rehabilitated 12 months after being approved for surgery

85% 81% 85%

Return to independence for those not in the workforce

86% 87.5% 86%
End of Year Performance Reporting

This performance information will be reported by the Accident Compensation Corporation in its annual report.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2019/20 reflects updated information on the allocation of costs for this appropriation, following actuarial review of the predicted costs of injuries covered by the Scheme.

ACC - Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment Services (M1)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment Services (SAATS) and supporting Medical Sexual Assault Clinicians Aotearoa to sustain the capability required to deliver SAATS.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 7,100 7,100 7,433
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve accessible, timely and sustainable SAATS to help reduce the immediate and long-term effects of sexual assault and abuse, such as re-victimisation and ongoing distress.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Increase the total number of first presentations to SAATS

2,125 2,125 2,337
End of Year Performance Reporting

This performance information will be reported by the Accident Compensation Corporation in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
Sexual Abuse Assessment and Treatment Services Funding 2018/19 1,200 1,533 2,267 2,533 2,533
Workplace Relations and Safety - Health and Safety at Work Levy - Collection Services (M43)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to collection services from the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), to collect the Health and Safety at Work Levy on behalf of the Crown.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 869 869 869
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the payment of the costs charged by ACC for collection of the Health and Safety at Work Levy.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 as the amount of this annual appropriation for a non-departmental output expense is less than $5 million.

Workplace Relations and Safety - Workplace Health and Safety (M43)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to information, education, leadership, guidance, support, and enforcement relating to the health and safety of workers and workplaces.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 93,288 93,288 105,413
Components of the Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Workplace Health and Safety 88,874 88,874 100,999
Energy Safety 4,414 4,414 4,414
Total 93,288 93,288 105,413
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve healthier, safer and more knowledgeable workplaces.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

An increase in the proportion of workplaces reporting that they made changes to their workplace practices as a result of their contact with WorkSafe New Zealand

At least 73% At least 73% At least 80%
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by WorkSafe New Zealand in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Increasing WorkSafe New Zealand's Capacity to Improve the Health and Safety Outcomes of Workers in New Zealand 2019/20 - 11,680 14,305 14,195 16,810

Previous Government

           
WorkSafe - Funding Review Implementation 2017/18 4,475 4,920 5,420 5,420 5,420
Major Hazard Facilities - Proposed Regulation on Fees and Levies 2016/17 2,690 2,690 2,690 2,690 2,690
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased in 2019/20 is mainly due to the 'Increasing WorkSafe New Zealand's Capacity to Improve the Health and Safety Outcomes of Workers in New Zealand' initiative.

3.2 - Non-Departmental Benefits or Related Expenses

ACC - Compensation Entitlements (M1)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of income maintenance, independence allowance, and other compensation payments for claims on the ACC Non-Earners' Account.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 68,304 68,304 62,133
Components of the Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Weekly Compensation - Non-Fatal 34,115 34,115 31,032
Death Benefits 8,450 8,450 7,687
Independence Allowance and Lump Sums 25,739 25,739 23,414
Total 68,304 68,304 62,133
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a swift return to independence or everyday life by injured non-earners who are covered by the Scheme.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for income maintenance, independence allowance, and other compensation payments for claims on the Non-Earners' Account.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2019/20 reflects updated information on the allocation of costs for this appropriation, following actuarial review of the predicted costs of injuries covered by the Scheme.

ACC - Compensation Entitlements - Treatment Injuries for Non-Earners (M1)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the provision of income maintenance, independence allowance, and other compensation payments for claims by non-earners on the ACC Treatment Injury Account.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 15,217 15,217 14,994
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve a swift return to independence or everyday life by non-earners injured by treatment injuries who are covered by the Scheme.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for income maintenance, independence allowance, and other compensation payments for claims on the Treatment Injury Account.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2019/20 reflects updated information on the allocation of costs for this appropriation, following actuarial review of the predicted costs of injuries covered by the Scheme.

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Crown Debt Write Offs (M25)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to expenses arising from the recognition of impaired value of Crown debts, including write down and write offs.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 125 52 125
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the recognition of impairment costs of debts owed to the Crown that are deemed doubtful or uncollectable.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 as the amount of this annual appropriation for a non-departmental other expense is less than $5 million.

Employment - He Poutama Rangatahi/Youth Employment Pathways (M95)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to training and employment programmes for young people in Te Tai Tokerau, Eastern Bay of Plenty, Tairawhiti and Hawke's Bay.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,273 6,020 13,275
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve support for communities to link rangatahi directly to employers and support those employers willing to invest in employing them in the four target regions.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Number of programmes run for young people

- New measure 10
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Minister for Employment in the Vote Labour Market Non-Departmental Appropriations Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
He Poutama Rangatahi - Continuing to reduce the rates of Maori rangatahi who are not in employment, education and training 2019/20 - 13,275 13,275 - -
Workplace Relations and Safety - Employment Relations Authority Members' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M43)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the salaries and allowances of the members of the Employment Relations Authority, as authorised by section 171 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,340 4,340 4,819
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the fulfilment of the Employment Relations Authority's statutory responsibilities.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Finance Act 1989, as additional performance information is unlikely to be informative because this appropriation is solely for payments of salaries and allowances under section 171 of the Employment Relations Act 2000. Performance information relating to the administration of payment is provided under the Employment Relations Services appropriation.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2019/20 is mainly due to a rephase of the spending profile to reflect the delay in appointing employment relations authority members to assist with the facilitation of the new pay equity regime.

Workplace Relations and Safety - Equal Employment Opportunities Trust (M43)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the promotion of Equal Employment Opportunities as a good management practice, delivered in partnership with the private sector.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 396 396 396
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve equal employment opportunities practices in workplaces in order to increase the success of New Zealand businesses.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 as the amount of this annual appropriation for a non-departmental other expense is less than $5 million.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation
Reference Conditions
Equal Employment Opportunities Trust The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust is a charitable trust established jointly by the Government and the private sector in 1991. The public sector trustees are appointed by the Minister of Workplace Relations and Safety and the Minister for Women, while the private sector trustees are appointed by the private sector members of the Trust. The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust is jointly funded from employer subscriptions and government contributions. Government funding is on a dollar-for-dollar basis, matching the employer contributions.
Workplace Relations and Safety - International Labour Organisation (M43)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to NewZealand's annual subscription to the International Labour Organisation.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,465 1,465 1,465
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the payment of the membership subscription of the International Labour Organisation.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 as the amount of this annual appropriation for a non-departmental other expense is less than $5 million.

Workplace Relations and Safety - New Zealand Industrial Relations Foundation (M43)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to education to promote better industrial relations.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 15 15 15
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve an effectively working labour market through the provision of new knowledge about employment relations.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 as the amount of this annual appropriation for a non-departmental other expense is less than $5 million.

Workplace Relations and Safety - Remuneration Authority Members' Fees, Salaries and Allowances (M43)
Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the fees, salaries and allowances of the members of the Remuneration Authority.
Expenses
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 300 300 300
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the fulfilment of Remuneration Authority's statutory responsibilities.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

An exemption was granted under s15D(2)(b)(iii) of the Public Finance Act 1989 as the amount of this annual appropriation for a non-departmental other expense is less than $5 million.

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Immigration Services (M38)
Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide efficient immigration services that generate positive economic and social outcomes for New Zealand and meet New Zealand's obligations to refugee and protected persons.
Scope of Appropriation
Departmental Output Expenses
Assessment and Processing Services
This category is limited to the assessment and processing of visa applications.
Integrity and Security of the New Zealand Immigration System
This category is limited to services to maintain and enhance the integrity and security of New Zealand's immigration system.
Services for the Attraction of Migrants
This category is limited to the development and provision of services and information aimed at attracting migrants to New Zealand.
Settlement and Integration of Refugees and Other Migrants
This category is limited to services that enable the settlement and integration of migrants and refugees into New Zealand, including processing claims for refugee and protected persons status.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

362,597 360,497 369,508

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Assessment and Processing Services 256,880 256,480 246,635
Integrity and Security of the New Zealand Immigration System 52,628 50,928 67,130
Services for the Attraction of Migrants 12,180 12,180 11,128
Settlement and Integration of Refugees and Other Migrants 40,909 40,909 44,615

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

107,866 107,466 123,439
Assessment and Processing Services 6,669 6,269 5,452
Integrity and Security of the New Zealand Immigration System 51,567 51,567 65,361
Services for the Attraction of Migrants 9,948 9,948 9,238
Settlement and Integration of Refugees and Other Migrants 39,682 39,682 43,388

Revenue from Others

261,281 261,281 252,309
Assessment and Processing Services 256,761 256,761 247,423
Integrity and Security of the New Zealand Immigration System 1,061 1,061 1,769
Services for the Attraction of Migrants 2,232 2,232 1,890
Settlement and Integration of Refugees and Other Migrants 1,227 1,227 1,227
Components of the Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Settlement and Integration of Refugees and Other Migrants

     
Refugee Settlement Services 30,018 30,018 34,239
Migrant Settlement Services 10,891 10,891 10,376
Total 40,909 40,909 44,615
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve flows of people to New Zealand that generate positive economic and social outcomes.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Percentage of visa applicants satisfied with the overall experience of applying for a visa

80% 82% 80%
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Assessment and Processing Services

     

This category is intended to achieve quality decisions on visa applications efficiently.

     

Quality of residence visa decisions: percentage rated as accurate

90% 90% 90%

Quality of temporary visa decisions: percentage rated as accurate

90% 90% 90%

Percentage of low risk visitor and student visa applications decided within 15 days

85% 85% 85%

Integrity and Security of the New Zealand Immigration System

     

This category is intended to maintain the integrity and security of New Zealand's immigration system and processes.

     

Number of people, liable for deportation, who were deported or departed voluntarily after compliance activity

1,500-2,000 1,750 1,500-2,000

Services for the Attraction of Migrants

     

This category is intended to achieve immigration to New Zealand of persons who match the priorities of New Zealand's immigration strategies.

     

Average monthly percentage of new registrations entered into the NZ Now database whose occupations match those at skill levels 1-3 under the Australian and New Zealand Standard of Occupations

80% 82% 80%

Settlement and Integration of Refugees and Other Migrants

     

This category is intended to achieve the integration into New Zealand of migrants and refugees who settle permanently in New Zealand.

     

Percentage of migrants who are satisfied with the settlement services they have accessed

90% 93% 90%

The annual quota of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) mandated refugees and their immediate families who travelled to New Zealand is met

Achieved Achieved Achieved
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           

Assessment and Processing Services

           
Christchurch Response (2019) Visa 2018/19 400 - - - -
Immigration Visa Services Processing - Addressing Cost Pressures 2017/18 38,611 18,908 15,872 18,810 18,810

Integrity and Security of the New Zealand Immigration System

           
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 2 6 27 27 27
Addressing Non-compliance in the Immigration System 2019/20 - 5,586 9,054 8,140 8,234
Maritime Mass Arrival Prevention - Enhancing New Zealand's capability to prevent people smuggling ventures departing for New Zealand 2019/20 - 5,824 5,881 5,929 5,976
Reprioritisation of Funding -Migrant Attraction Travel 2019/20 - (19) (19) (19) (19)
Immigration Compliance and Border Activities to Combat Migrant Exploitation and People Trafficking 2018/19 9,472 8,576 7,895 8,033 8,033
Immigration Visa Services Processing - Addressing Cost Pressures 2018/19 444 444 444 444 444

Services for the Attraction of Migrants

           
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 1 3 12 12 12
Immigration Visa Services Processing - Addressing Cost Pressures 2018/19 194 194 194 194 194

Settlement and Integration of Refugees and Other Migrants

           
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 4 15 69 69 69
Immigration Visa Services Processing - Addressing Cost Pressures 2017/18 967 931 935 939 939

Previous Government

           

Services for the Attraction of Immigrants

           
Global Impact Visa Initiative - Private Partner's Programme 2016/17 792 330 - - -
Global Impact Visa 2016/17 133 133 133 133 133

Assessment and Processing Services

           
Vision 2015 2015/16 17,744 17,744 17,744 17,744 17,744

Integrity and Security of the New Zealand Immigration System

           
Managing our Borders: Immigration Risk 2015/16 9,145 9,145 9,145 9,145 9,145
Settlement and Integration of Refugees and Other Immigrants            
The Next Three Year (2016/17 - 2018/19) Refugee Quota Programme 2018/19 2,800 2,800 2,800 2,800 2,800
Changes to Levy Funding Allocations and Processes for Migrant Settlement Services from 2017/18 - Discontinued mix of Immigration Levy funded settlement services 2017/18 (2,090) (2,090) (2,090) (2,090) (2,090)
Changes to Levy Funding Allocations and Processes for Migrant Settlement Services from 2017/18 - new funding allocations from 2017/18 2017/18 3,590 3,590 3,590 3,590 3,590
The Next Three Year (2016/17 - 2018/19) Refugee Quota Programme - additional costs of ownership of the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre 2016/17 2,976 2,976 2,976 2,976 2,976
Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis Implementation 2015/16 437 - - - -

 

Memorandum Account
  2018/19 2019/20
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Immigration Visa

     
Opening Balance at 1 July (45,724) (45,724) (65,471)
Revenue 256,761 233,020 248,933
Expenses (247,608) (252,767) (226,894)
Transfers and Adjustments - - -

Closing Balance at 30 June

(36,571) (65,471) (43,432)

 

  2018/19 2019/20
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Electronic Travel Authority

     
Opening Balance at 1 July - - (2,015)
Revenue - - 19,364
Expenses (2,603) (2,015) (14,289)
Transfers and Adjustments - - -

Closing Balance at 30 June

(2,603) (2,015) 3,060
Policy Advice and Related Outputs (M43)
Overarching Purpose Statement
The single overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support services to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.
Scope of Appropriation
Departmental Output Expenses
Policy Advice - ACC
This category is limited to advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to the accident compensation system.
Policy Advice - Employment
This category is limited to advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to employment.
Policy Advice - Immigration
This category is limited to advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to immigration policy and international immigration commitments.
Policy Advice - Workplace Relations and Safety
This category is limited to advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to workplace relations and safety (including Hazardous Substances and New Organisms) and international labour commitments.
Related Services to Ministers - ACC
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to the accident compensation system.
Related Services to Ministers - Employment
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to employment.
Related Services to Ministers - Immigration
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to immigration.
Related Services to Ministers - Workplace Relations and Safety
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to workplace relations and safety and international labour commitments, including monitoring of Crown Entities and Statutory Bodies.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2018/19 2019/20
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

20,906 19,629 21,584

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Policy Advice - ACC 1,933 1,933 1,949
Policy Advice - Employment 2,007 2,007 1,943
Policy Advice - Immigration 5,413 5,413 5,418
Policy Advice - Workplace Relations and Safety 7,496 7,496 8,108
Related Services to Ministers - ACC 346 241 447
Related Services to Ministers - Employment 1,529 759 1,587
Related Services to Ministers - Immigration 1,381 979 1,392
Related Services to Ministers - Workplace Relations and Safety 801 801 740

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

20,906 20,906 21,584
Policy Advice - ACC 1,933 1,933 1,949
Policy Advice - Employment 2,007 2,007 1,943
Policy Advice - Immigration 5,413 5,413 5,418
Policy Advice - Workplace Relations and Safety 7,496 7,496 8,108
Related Services to Ministers - ACC 346 346 447
Related Services to Ministers - Employment 1,529 1,529 1,587
Related Services to Ministers - Immigration 1,381 1,381 1,392
Related Services to Ministers - Workplace Relations and Safety 801 801 740
What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve effective policy advice and support to Ministers and ensure Crown entities are appropriately monitored.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Average satisfaction of Ministers annually

Reaching, or exceeding 70% Reaching, or exceeding 70% Reaching, or exceeding 70%
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2018/19 2019/20
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Policy Advice - ACC

     

This category is intended to achieve the provision of high quality policy advice to support Ministerial decision-making on government policy matters relating to the accident compensation system.

     

The satisfaction of the Minister for ACC with the policy advice service, as per the common satisfaction survey

At least 70% At least 70% At least 70%

Technical quality of policy advice papers assessed by a survey with a methodological robustness of 80%

At least an average of 73% At least an average of 73% At least an average of 73%

Policy Advice - Employment

     

This category is intended to achieve the provision of high quality policy advice to support Ministerial decision-making on government policy matters relating to employment.

     

The satisfaction of the Minister of Employment with the policy advice service, as per the common satisfaction survey

At least 70% At least 70% At least 70%

Technical quality of policy advice papers assessed by a survey with a methodological robustness of 80%

At least an average of 73% At least an average of 73% At least an average of 73%

Policy Advice - Immigration

     

This category is intended to achieve the provision of high quality policy advice to support Ministerial decision-making on government policy matters relating to the immigration system.

     

Technical quality of policy advice papers assessed by a survey with a methodological robustness of 80%

At least an average of 73% At least an average of 73% At least an average of 73%

The satisfaction of the Minister of Immigration with the policy advice service, as per the common satisfaction survey

At least 70% At least 70% At least 70%

Policy Advice - Workplace Relations and Safety

     

This category is intended to achieve the provision of high quality policy advice to support Ministerial decision-making on government policy matters relating to workplace relations and safety, and international labour commitments.

     

Technical quality of policy advice papers assessed by a survey with a methodological robustness of 80%

At least an average of 73% At least an average of 73% At least an average of 73%

The satisfaction of the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety with the policy advice service, as per the common satisfaction survey

At least 70% At least 70% At least 70%

Tripartite partners and senior officials are satisfied with the quality of support, and representation, including stakeholder consultation, provided to meet New Zealand's labour-related international commitments

Satisfied Satisfied Satisfied

Meet New Zealand's International Labour Organisation's related commitments through protecting and promoting New Zealand's labour interests, including submitting all required reports and questionnaires within specified timeframes

100% met 100% met 100% met

Provide support to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in negotiation of trade labour agreements as part of all free trade agreements, and implemented in accordance with each agreement

Support provided as requested Support provided as requested Support provided as requested

Related Services to Ministers - ACC

     

This category is intended to achieve the provision of effective and efficient ministerial services to enable Ministers to discharge their accident compensation portfolio responsibilities.

     

Percentage of requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes:

     
  • Ministerial correspondence
95% or above 95% or above 95% or above
  • Ministerial Official Information Act 1982 requests
95% or above 95% or above 95% or above
  • Parliamentary Questions
95% or above 95% or above 95% or above

Related Services to Ministers - Employment

     

This category is intended to achieve the provision of effective and efficient ministerial services to enable Ministers to discharge their employment portfolio responsibilities.

     

Percentage of requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes:

     
  • Ministerial correspondence
95% or above 95% or above 95% or above
  • Ministerial Official Information Act 1982 requests
95% or above 95% or above 95% or above
  • Parliamentary Questions
95% or above 95% or above 95% or above

Related Services to Ministers - Immigration

     

This category is intended to achieve the provision of effective and efficient ministerial services to enable Ministers to discharge their immigration portfolio responsibilities.

     

Percentage of requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes:

     
  • Ministerial correspondence
95% or above 95% or above 95% or above
  • Ministerial Official Information Act 1982 requests
95% or above 95% or above 95% or above
  • Parliamentary Questions
95% or above 95% or above 95% or above

Related Services to Ministers - Workplace Relations and Safety

     

This category is intended to achieve the provision of effective and efficient ministerial services to enable Ministers to discharge their workplace relations and safety portfolio responsibilities, and monitor the performance of Crown entities and statutory bodies.

     

Ministers receive advice on entities' accountability documents within statutory timeframes

100% 100% 100%

Percentage of requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes:

     
  • Ministerial correspondence
95% or above 95% or above 95% or above
  • Ministerial Official Information Act 1982 requests
95% or above 95% or above 95% or above
  • Parliamentary Questions
95% or above 95% or above 95% or above
End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in its annual report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2018/19
Final Budgeted
$000
2019/20
Budget
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2021/22
Estimated
$000
2022/23
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           

Policy Advice - ACC

           
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 7 23 106 106 106
Policy Advice - ACC Reprioritisation 2018/19 (500) (500) (500) (500) (500)

Policy Advice - Employment

           
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 2 7 32 32 32

Policy Advice - Immigration

           
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 2 8 35 35 35

Policy Advice - Workplace Relations and Safety

           
Policy Advice on the Future of Work and a Just Transition to a Low-emissions Economy 2019/20 - 608 608 608 608
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 2 6 26 26 26

Related Services to Ministers - ACC

           
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 45 146 673 673 673

Related Services to Ministers - Employment

           
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 25 83 384 384 384

Related Services to Ministers - Immigration

           
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 5 16 75 75 75

Related Services to Ministers - Workplace Relations and Safety

           
Payroll System for the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment 2018/19 1 5 23 23 23

 

Last updated: 
Thursday, 30 May 2019