The following resources and publications relate to boards and committees.
Policies and guidelines
Remuneration for government appointed part-time boards and committees
PC Circular PC016 contains the government's policy on remuneration for part-time boards and committees. This circular provides guidance on how to seek a fee determination, methods for payment, superannuation, salary sacrifice, information required for inclusion on the Boards and Committees Information System and more.
Establishment and governance requirements for government boards and committees
PC Circular PC022 aims to prevent the proliferation of boards and committees by promoting community engagement strategies and departmental structures as a first preference for delivering services. Circular 22 also establishes tests and approvals for when to establish a new board, provides general guidance on the structural options and ensures that existing boards and committees undergo regular review.
Government boards and committees, guidelines for agencies and board members
These guidelines provide general guidance on the role of a board, recruitment of members, reporting relationships, performance monitoring and other matters.
Remuneration framework for Government of South Australia boards and committees
The remuneration framework contains the payment rates that apply to Government of South Australia boards and committees.
Honesty and accountability for members of government boards
This document provides an overview of the honesty and accountability requirements that apply to members of government boards and committees.
Treasurer's representatives – statutory boards, commissions and committees
Treasurer's Instructions 7 allows the Treasurer to appoint a representative to attend board meetings of designated public corporations, sets out the role and procedures for appointed representatives and specifies the responsibilities of the Chair in relation to the representative.
Employment conditions – remuneration – allowance and reimbursements
Claims for payment of travel and accommodation expenses by members of government boards and committees are to be made in accordance with specific guidelines.
See the boards and committees’ annual reports to Parliament detailing board membership and remuneration.
Government boards should refer to the department’s requirements in PC Circular PC013 when preparing an Annual Report.
Public authorities are required under the Treasurer’s Instructions (Accounting Policy Statements) to disclose certain board and committee information as part of their annual report. Employees involved in this process should refer to the Accounting Policy Statements and other relevant Treasurer’s Instructions for guidance.
Reimbursement of Legal Fees
Legal Bulletin 5 (LB5) specifies that public officers – including government board members – may be able to seek reimbursement for the reasonable costs of engaging a private lawyer to assist them to participate in criminal or civil legal proceedings or investigations by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption. LB5 sets out the criteria for reimbursement and provides guidance on the matters the Crown Solicitor will take into account when advising the Attorney-General about requests for reimbursement.