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Disability SA Bulletin 108 - Change to some reporting requirements for 2017–18
March 2018 - The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) is changing some reporting requirements.
DCSI will accept reports from agencies at the Service Agreement Level for programs and services funded under Grant Host Agreements. This covers:
- 2017–18 Host Grant agreement financial acquittals (due 30 September), and
- End-of-financial-year audited financial statement (due 30 November).
Reports at the Individual or Group Agreement level will also continue to be accepted.
State-funded disability providers are experiencing many extra demands as state-funded disability clients continue to transition to full scheme under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Changing these reporting requirements should assist.
Contact about your reports
Please tell us what type of acquittal your agency will submit. Contact your contract manager in the DCSI Contract and Sector Liaison team.
Agencies managing funds on behalf of clients who are self-managing
If your agency manages funds on behalf of clients who are self-managing and have chosen your agency to manage their personal budget, you must still submit financial acquittals at the Individual level against the client’s personal budget plan.
Your agency must:
- Provide quarterly financial acquittals certified by at least two senior officers
- Affirm expenditure is in accordance with the provisions of the Master Agreement and the Host agreement
- Report by 31 October, 31 January, 30 April and 31 July throughout the term, and
- Provide an audited financial statement for the financial year by 30 November.
All acquittals and audited financial statements must include the level of grant funding received and expended, and all end-of-period adjustments and accruals.
Retrieval of unexpended grant funds
If unexpended grant funds are confirmed, DCSI will advise your agency of our intention to retrieve those funds.
DCSI can retrieve unexpended grant funds by an adjustment to future payments or by 30-day invoice.
Retaining unexpended grant funds
If your agency wishes to retain unexpended funds, it must tell DCSI how the funds would be used.
A request to retain unexpended funds must be made in writing to your Contract and Sector Liaison team contract manager for consideration by the Executive Director or delegate.
You will receive formal written notification outlining the DCSI decision.
If you have questions
Please do not hesitate to contact your contract manager to discuss any concerns you may have.
DCSI believes this streamlined acquittal process will help agencies in the transition to the NDIS.
We look forward to working with you through this time of adjustment.
Contact: Vince Raschella
Phone: 8207 0269