Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences

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As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conference fees for the Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) for the fiscal year ending . It also provides the variance explanations from the previous fiscal year in each of these areas.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conference fees incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to activities that support the departmental or agency's mandate and the government's priorities.

The mandate of the PSC is to promote and safeguard merit-based appointments and, in collaboration with other stakeholders, to protect the non-partisan nature of the federal public service. Under the delegated staffing system set out in the Public Service Employment Act, the PSC fulfills its mandate by providing policy guidance and expertise, as well as by conducting effective oversight. In addition, the PSC delivers innovative staffing and assessment services. These activities may require that PSC employees travel across Canada.

Further information on the raison d’être, responsibilities and programs of the PSC can be found in the 2015-2016 Departmental Performance Report.

Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the PSC
(in thousands of dollars)
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2016 (a) Expenditures for the previous year ending March 31, 2015 (b) Variance (1) (a - b)
Travel: Public servants $372 $298 $74
Travel: Non-public servants $7 $8 $(1)
Total Travel $379 $306 $73
Hospitality $20 $20 $0
Conference Fees $1 $1 $0
Total $400 $327 $73
International Travel by Minister and Minister's StaffFootnote 1 $0 $0 $0

Significant Variances Compared with the Previous Fiscal Year

This section is used to provide a brief explanation of significant variances from the previous year's annual expenditures for each category.

Travel:

  1. Public servants: Compared to fiscal year 2014-2015, organizational travel expenditures by public servants increased mainly due to:
    1. An increased presence of senior managers in regional offices to participate in staff meeting;
    2. Participation in external training session and conferences outside the NRC and travels for work related to the New Direction in Staffing.
  2. Non-public servants: Compared to fiscal year 2014-2015, organizational travel expenditures by non–public servants remained mostly stable.

Hospitality:

Compared to fiscal year 2014-2015, organizational hospitality expenditures have remained practically unchanged.

Conference Fees:

Compared to 2014-2015, the expenditure level is stable.

Approval

Approved by:


Christine Donoghue
A/President

 

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