Annual Report on Travel, Hospitality, Conferences and Event Expenditures
As required by the Treasury Board, the Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conferences and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality, conferences and events for the Office of the Correctional Investigator for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. It also provides the variance explanations from the previous fiscal year in each of these areas.
Expenditures on travel, hospitality, conferences and events incurred by a government organization are directly related to supporting its mandate and the government’s priorities. In particular, for the Office of the Correctional Investigator, this includes the delivery of the following core program and services to Canadians:
The Office of the Correctional Investigator provides Canadians with timely, independent, thorough and objective monitoring of their federal correctional system to ensure that it remains safe, secure, fair, humane and effective. As the Ombudsman for federal offenders, the Office receives and investigates individual and systemic complaints. Essentially, its oversight role is to ensure that the Correctional Service of Canada carries out its statutory mandate in compliance with its legal and policy framework including domestic and international human rights obligations.The Office of the Correctional Investigator is independent of the Correctional Service of Canada and may initiate an investigation on receipt of a complaint by or on behalf of an offender, at the request of the Minister or on its own initiative. As provided for in the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Correctional Investigator reports annually through the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to both Houses of Parliament.
Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality, Conferences and Events of the Office of the Correctional Investigator are summarized below:
|Expenditure Category||Expenditures for the year ending
March 31, 2015
|Expenditures for the previous year ending
March 31, 2014
|(in thousands of dollars)|
|Travel - Public Servants||$209||$262||-$53|
|Travel - Non-Public Servants||$1||$1||$0|
|International Travel by Minister and Minister’s Staff *||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Significant variances compared to the previous fiscal year.
- Public Servants: The variance can be attributed to: compliance with the principles of the Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures; the reimbursement of costs associated with trips for the Correctional Investigator’s participation in several conferences; and, finally, the clustering of correctional institutions.
- Non-Public Servants: None
* The Minister or the Minister’s Staff does not travel as part of the Office of the Correctional Investigator’s program.
CONFERENCE FEES: None
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