Quarterly Financial Reports (unaudited)
For the quarter ended June 30, 2015

 

A. Introduction

The Office of the Correctional Investigator was established in 1973 pursuant to Part II of the Inquiries Act. With the proclamation in November 1992 of Part III of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, this is now the enabling legislation. The mandate of the Correctional Investigator, as defined by this legislation, is to function as an Ombudsman for federal offenders. 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 his own initiative. The Correctional Investigator is required by legislation to report annually through the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to both Houses of Parliament.

In addition, Section 19 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act requires that the Correctional Service of Canada “where an inmate dies or suffers serious bodily injury” conduct an investigation and provide a copy of the report to the Correctional Investigator.

Internal Services supports the delivery of the Office's Ombudsman role to offenders as well as its corporate obligations to the Central Agencies of Government.

This quarterly financial report:
Should be read in conjunction with the Main Estimates (and as applicable - Supplementary Estimates and previous interim reports for the current year). It has been prepared by management as required by section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act and in the form and manner prescribed by the Treasury Board. It has not been subject to an external audit or review.

This quarterly report has been prepared by management using an expenditure basis of accounting. The accompanying Statement of Authorities includes the agency's spending authorities granted by Parliament and those used by the organization consistent with the Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates (as applicable) for the 2014-15 fiscal year. This quarterly report has been prepared using a special purpose financial reporting framework designed to meet financial information needs with respect to the use of spending authorities. The authority of Parliament is required before monies can be spent by the Government. Approvals are given in the form of annually approved limits through appropriation acts or through legislation in the form of statutory spending authority for specific purposes. When Parliament is dissolved for the purposes of a general election, section 30 of the Financial Administration Act authorizes the Governor General, under certain conditions, to issue a special warrant authorizing the Government to withdraw funds from the Consolidated Revenue Fund. A special warrant is deemed to be an appropriation for the fiscal year in which it is issued. The organization uses the full accrual method of accounting to prepare and present its annual financial statements that are part of the departmental performance reporting process. However, the spending authorities voted by Parliament remain on an expenditure basis.

 

B. Highlights of fiscal quarter and fiscal year to date (YTD) results

This section hightlights the significant items that contributed to amounts available for use and expenditures used for the quarter.

Comparison of Budget Authorities and Quarterly Expenditures as of June 30, 2015.

This table shows that the OCI spent $1,045,305 (22% of the Authorities) in the first quarter of 2015-16. Authorities total $4,655,541.

This table also shows that the OCI spent $1,242,712 (27% of the Authorities) in the first quarter of 2014-15. Authorities total $4,659,652.

 

Risks and Uncertainties:

This Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) reflects the results of the current fiscal year in relation to the Main Estimates (and Supplementary Estimates as applicable).

Approved by:

Howard Sapers
Correctional Investigator
Ottawa, Canada

Date


Manuel Marques
Chief Financial Officer
Ottawa, Canada

Date

 

By Vote

Fiscal year 2015-16 (in dollars)
By Vote Total available for use for the year ending March 31, 2016 Used during the quarter ended June 30, 2015 Year to date used at quarter-end
Vote 1 – Program expenditures $ 4,106,381 $ 908,015 $ 908,015
Budgetary statutory authorities 549,160 137,290 137,290
Total Authorities $ 4,655,541 $ 1,045,305 $ 1,045,305

 

Fiscal year 2014-15 (in dollars)
By Vote Total available for use for the year ending March 31, 2015 Used during the quarter ended June 30, 2014 Year to date used at quarter-end
Vote 1 – Program expenditures $ 4,120,298 $ 1,107,874 $ 1,107,874
Budgetary statutory authorities 539,354 134,838 134,838
Total Authorities $ 4,659,652 $ 1,242,712 $ 1,242,712

 

By Standard Object (SO)

Fiscal year 2015-2016 (in dollars)
Gross Expenditures Planned expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2016 Expended during the quarter ended June 30, 2015 Year to date used at quarter-end
Personnel $ 3,817,970 $ 932,507 $ 932,507
Transportation and communications 289,700 53,549 53,549
Information 27,900 1,334 1,334
Professional and special services 438,083 51,680 51,680
Rentals

16,000

2,194 2,194
Repair and maintenance 29,888 - -
Utilities, material and supplies

34,000

4,016 4,016
Acquisition of land, buildings and works - - -
Acquisition of machinery and equipment 2,000 25 25
Transfer payments - - -
Public debt charges - - -
Other subsidies and payments -

-

-
Total budgetary expenditures $ 4,655,541 $ 1,045,305 $ 1,045,305

 

Fiscal year 2014-15 (in dollars)
Gross Expenditures Planned expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2015 Expended during the quarter ended June 30, 2014 Year to date used at quarter-end
Personnel $ 3,808,164 $ 1,019,703 $ 1,019,703
Transportation and communications 289,700 38,856 38,856
Information 27,900 3,781 3,781
Professional and special services 327,000 54,899 54,899
Rentals 16,000 2,396 2,396
Repair and maintenance 59,888 583 583
Utilities, material and supplies 6,000 1,347 1,347
Acquisition of land, buildings and works - - -
Acquisition of machinery and equipment - 1,005 1,005
Transfer payments - - -
Public debt charges - - -
Other subsidies and payments 125,000 120,142 120,142
Total budgetary expenditures $ 4,659,652 $ 1,242,712 $ 1,242,712

By Program

Fiscal year 2015-16 (in dollars)
By Program Planned expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2016 Used during the quarter ended June 30, 2015 Year to date used at quarter-end
Ombudsman to federal offenders $ 3,623,219 $ 763,748 $ 763,748
Internal Services 1,032,322 281,557 281,557
Total program expenditures $ 4,655,541 $ 1,045,305 $ 1,045,305

 

Fiscal year 2014-15 (in dollars)
By Program Planned expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2015 Used during the quarter ended June 30, 2014 Year to date used at quarter-end
Ombudsman to federal offenders $ 3,623,993 $ 922,705 $ 922,705
Internal Services 1,035,659 320,007 320,007
Total program expenditures $ 4,659,652 $ 1,242,712 $ 1,242,712