Government Performance Framework (GPF)/Chief Executive Performance Appraisal System (CEPAS) (2020 – ongoing)
The Public Sector Data Sharing Act sets out one of the functions of the Office for Data Analytics is to monitor the performance of public sector agencies. In 2019, the Premier outlined priorities that included a requirement for Senior Management Council (SMC) agencies to “Implement a monthly performance reporting process for SMC Chief Executives; over time moving towards a standard set of performance measures.”
In October 2019, the Premier wrote to SMC Chief Executives outlining the requirements relating to these priorities. It was established that performance reporting, would be implemented in two stages, with Stage One to include the provision of agency reporting dashboards to DPC to support quarterly reporting to the Premier. It was expected that a second stage would include establishment of a standard set of key performance indicators/priorities for SMC agencies that would be reported through agency dashboards. ODA (leading the technical solution, data analytics and reporting) in conjunction with the Performance and Reform Unit (PRU) (governance and engagement) began consulting with agencies to develop a solution that will allow the Chief Executive of DPC to receive and review agency reports. Due to the time sensitive nature of the platform, ODA has developed an interim reporting solution which allows agencies to submit monthly reports on organisational priorities for display within a dashboard (GPF/CEPAS Dashboard) viewable by the Chief Executive of DPC.
The intention of this project is to deliver an ongoing system that can be used by the Chief Executive of DPC to facilitate performance discussions with agencies, to better manage and support decision making within public sector agencies.
At Risk Males Early Intervention Project (ARMEIP) (2020 – ongoing)
In April 2020, the Justice and Legislative Review Cabinet Committee approved a data project to support efforts to reduce domestic abuse, child abuse and neglect, and suicide by focusing on men experiencing divorce and separation; generational post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and military service-induced PTSD. The project links existing efforts to address family violence, support veterans and their families, and the South Australian Suicide Prevention Plan (2017-2021). The At Risk Males Early Intervention Project (ARMEIP) builds on the work done in the Vulnerable Children’s Project in which data was linked from five agencies (Department for Child Protection, the then Department for Education and Child Development, the Department for Correctional Services, Housing SA and Births Deaths and Marriages) to create a dashboard to improve service planning and delivery and outcomes for vulnerable South Australian children and their families.
This project supports ODA’s data sharing objectives and will provide for an increase in positive outcomes for males that are at risk.
Offenders and Prisoners with Disability Early Identification Project (OPDEIP)
In April 2020, the Justice and Legislative Review Cabinet Committee commissioned a data project to better understand Crime Victimisation. This project will focus upon the better identification of disability within the prison and offender cohorts - including, an analysis of the link between crime victimisation and rates of disability within cohorts.
The Department for Correctional Services notes that there is limited information about prisoners and offenders with disability. Despite the existence of multiple service systems screening is not always holistic or joined up to provide a complete picture. Disability information is captured at different points along a prisoner’s journey with the justice system. This information is not only captured at different points in time, but also by different organisations with differing assessment criteria. Although, this information is collected it is not always available to DCS.
This project will examine the potential to link data from a range of sources to better inform disability identification among offenders and prisoners. Early screening and identification of disability can assist with targeted interventions, reduce costs upon the prison system (e.g. diversionary initiatives) and deliver better outcomes for the individual and community.
South Australian Business Research Environment (SABRE) (2021 – ongoing)
SABRE aims to link state administrative data (through ODA) using Return to Work SA and Revenue SA administrative data, as well as various program, grants and administrative data from various state departments and agencies. This will assist with better decision making as business and economic trends, both present and future, will be identified at various sectoral levels. This is a foundational data asset to assist better decision making and provide for safe, secure information sharing between agencies with regards to business information. The SABRE asset is a key component of the BLADE project below.
Business Longitudinal Analytical Data Environment (BLADE) (2021 – ongoing)
BLADE is an economic data tool combining tax, trade, and intellectual property data with information from ABS surveys to provide a better understanding of the Australian economy and businesses performance over time. Once the SABRE asset has been completed, the ABS will link SABRE with BLADE, allowing up to date and accurate South Australian economical information to be used by BLADE to better inform the collective understanding of the Australian economy.
Vulnerable Families Information Management System (VFIMS) (2021 – ongoing)
The concept of VFIMS originates from the objectives of the Vulnerable Children Project (VCP). As part of the VCP, ODA developed the Key Integrated Data System (KIDS) Dashboard which integrates data from seven participating agencies (DCP, DHS, Housing, Education, Health, AGD (BDM) and DCS) to provide a more comprehensive view of children and families in South Australia both at a policy (aggregated) and family level (individual).
In contrast to the VCP, VFIMS is redeveloping the KIDS Dashboard to be suitable for use by practitioners within the Pathways Team. The Pathways Team (consisting of around 12 staff members) is responsible for providing a clinical assessment of individual referrals and determining the outcome for the referral. The aim of the project is to build upon the shared inter-agency data to enhance the current KIDS Dashboard to assist the Pathways Team in performing their day to day activities.
As with the VCP, the Office for Data Analytics also collects, develops, and maintains an aggregated (confidential de-identified) dataset in collaboration with the Early Intervention Research Directorate (EIRD) in DHS and used for policy, service design and system planning.
Emergency Management Data Program (EMDP) (2021 – ongoing)
Includes Situational Awareness for Emergencies II (SAFE II) and the EM Data Strategy (EMDS)
The Emergency Management Data Program (EMDP) is focused on delivering two complementary projects to support South Australia’s emergency management (EM) services: the Situational Awareness for Emergencies II (SAFE II) and an EM Data Strategy.
First, ODA will collaborate with relevant agency EM representatives to develop a specific EM Data Strategy that will provide a broad overview of how information systems relate to one another and which organizations are stakeholders in each system, allowing the state’s EM information managers to better coordinate and share strategic information. The EM Data Strategy will identify information gaps and redundancies across systems to assist organisations to make better decisions based on those insights.
Complementing the data strategy, the SAFE II will collect, process, and display near real-time EM data through monitoring of a significant number of operational information/data systems and subsequently integrating selected EM data onto a single dashboard. This provides the EM community with a Common Operating Picture (COP) for emergency response, public information, and damage assessment. The project will build upon the previous work of the Situational Awareness for Emergencies (SAFE I) project to develop a real-time common operating Picture for extreme weather (flood, storm, heatwave), bushfire, earthquake, and pandemic.
National Disability Data Asset (NDDA) (2019 – ongoing)
The Office for Data Analytics is a working group member of the National Disability Data Asset (NDDA). The primary focus of the National Disability Data Asset is to better understand the needs, services received, and outcomes of people with disability.