Public Performance Reporting
As the Comhairle continues to embed a performance management culture, all services are encouraged to monitor their respective Service Business Plans on Interplan, and update accurately their progress periodically. This ensures that services provide meaningful and reliable performance information which underpins the performance reporting presentations made by the Chief Executive and Directors at every series of committee meetings and to the public each quarter.
The Comhairle’s Corporate Strategy 2017-21 focuses on delivery of the council's four priorities, which are to:
- Strengthen local Economy and Jobs.
- Strengthen and maintain Communities and Housing.
- Improve Education, Skills and Training to meet the needs of the local economy.
- Improve Quality of Life, Wellbeing and Health in partnership with the population of the Western Isles.
The Organisational Development service, with the help of other service areas and the inter-departmental Performance Monitoring Group, produces an annual Public Performance Report . The service also provides more comprehensive Service Business Plan Progress Reports throughout the year that are made available to the public on the web site, at each quarter and at the end of the year. Additional service performance information can be accessed through the hyperlinks under the following seven SPI 2 Local Government Benchmarking Framework (LGBF) Statutory Performance Indicators, as defined by the Accounts Commission, the public spending watchdog for local government:
SPI 2 (Benchmarking)
Each council will report its performance in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Benchmarking Framework.
Accounts Commission Evaluation of Public Performance Reporting