The VEC implemented a monitoring and evaluation plan for 2020–21, to document its progress against Strategy 2023. Of the 36 programs, projects and initiatives listed from January 2020 to June 2021, 33 (92%) were either complete or on track towards their completion date as at 30 June 2021. Three projects were experiencing delays due in part to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are expected to be delivered in the 2021–22 financial year.
Delivery of Strategy 2023 projects and initiatives is part of the VEC’s corporate planning framework and is monitored by the Executive Management Group. This year was a period of significant progress on Strategy 2023, with the VEC successfully delivering many critical initiatives, including:
- the launch of the Leadership Excellence Accelerated Program (LEAP), designed to help individuals at various stages of their leadership journey develop fundamental leadership skills and ensure the VEC is the best electoral commission it can be
- successfully implemented 7 of the Australian Signals Directorate’s 8 strategies with completion of the remaining strategy underway
- almost all financial year deliverables within the VEC Diversity and Inclusion Framework have been completed. This includes the Young People Inclusion Plan with plain English and Easy English versions now live on the VEC website.
Strategy 2023 has improved the VEC’s business resilience, security, employee satisfaction and customer focus. The strategy paves the way for further ambitious programs in the next two years to improve the VEC’s agility, change-readiness and customer satisfaction.