2011-2012 Part III - Departmental Performance Reports (DPR) - Privy Council Office

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Program Activity Architecture

The image here illustrates the Program Activity Architecture of the Privy Council Office for 2011-12.

At the highest level of the Program Activity Architecture is PCO’s Strategic Outcome, which is “The Government’s agenda and decision making are supported and implemented and the institutions of government are supported and maintained.”

PCO’s Strategic Outcome is supported by five Program Activities:

  • Program Activity 1.1: Prime Minister and portfolio ministers’ support and advice, supported by five Sub-Activities:
    • Issues, policies, machinery and appointments;
    • International affairs and national security;
    • Intergovernmental affairs;
    • Legislation, parliamentary issues and democratic reform; and,
    • Prime Minister’s and portfolio ministers’ offices.
  • Program Activity 1.2: Cabinet and Cabinet committees’ advice and support, supported by two Sub-Activities:
    • Operation of Cabinet committees; and
    • Integration across the federal government.
  • Program Activity 1.3: Public service leadership and direction, supported by two Sub-Activities:
    • Renewal and human resources management of the public service; and
    • Management of senior leaders.
  • Program Activity 1.4 Commissions of inquiry
  • Program Activity 1.5 Internal services