ABS strategic management
The ABS Corporate Plan is a key part of the strategic planning process. The plan describes the ABS’s working environment and outlines its mission, values and goals. It describes the strategies the ABS will pursue to fulfil its goals over the next four years. It sets out the directions we want the ABS to take to meet our future challenges.
The statement of mission, vision, values and goals in the corporate plan provides the higher level framework within which the rolling ABS forward work program has been developed, and future work programs will be developed. It provides the broad context for ensuring we use our resources effectively and efficiently.
The key components of the ABS Corporate Plan are outlined below. The objectives of each of the ABS programs set out on the following pages reflect how these components are operationalised throughout the ABS.
A trusted and progressive world-class statistical leader.
We assist and encourage informed decision making, research and discussion within governments and the community, by leading a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service.
The ABS and its staff uphold the APS Values and Code of Conduct. ABS values, which are congruent with the APS values, are material to our role as an independent provider of statistical information for Australia. Our values are:
- trust of providers
- access for all
The ABS values encompass what we believe, and shape how we behave. The ABS values its staff and has obligations to them; staff in turn have obligations to the ABS.
To deliver on the ABS mission and realise our vision, the ABS has the following key goals:
- informed and better use of Australia’s statistical assets
- continued trust and support of providers
- long-term organisational sustainability
- respected leader in the national and international statistical communities.