2015-2016 Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences
As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. It also provides the variance explanations from the previous fiscal year in each of these areas.
Expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to supporting departmental mandate(s) and the government’s priorities.
In particular, for the Agency, the departmental mandate and the description of the program activities can be found in the Agency’s Departmental Performance Report.
The Agency’s total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences are summarized below:
|Expenditure Category||Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2016 (a)||Expenditures for the previous year ending March 31, 2015 (b)||Variance (a – b)|
|Travel – Public Servants||$483||$544||($61)|
|Travel – Non-Public Servants||$23||$46||($23)|
|International Travel by Minister and Minister’s Staff 1||$0||$0||$0|
Significant variances compared to the previous fiscal year.
Compared to fiscal year 2014-2015, departmental travel expenditures by public servants decreased mainly due to:
- Timing and number of environmental assessment projects;
- Reduction in international travel; and
- Increased use of videoconferencing and teleconferencing.
Compared to fiscal year 2014-2015, departmental travel expenditures by non-public servants decreased mainly due to:
- Travel by consultants and panel members to panel hearings.
Compared to fiscal year 2014-2015, departmental hospitality expenditures increased mainly due to:
- Timing and number of environmental assessment projects.
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