Quarterly Financial Reports (unaudited)
For the quarter ended December 30, 2019

 

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.

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 refers to the activities and resources of the 10 distinct service categories that support Program delivery in the organization.

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 2019-20 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 results 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 December 31, 2019.

This table shows that the OCI spent $4,165,435 (78.25% of the Authorities) as of the third quarter of 2019-20. Authorities total $5,322,796 including employee benefit plan (EBP).

 

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:

Ivan Zinger. J.D., Ph.D.
Correctional Investigator
Ottawa, Canada

Date


Nahie Bassett, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Ottawa, Canada

Date

 

By Vote

Fiscal year 2019-20 (in dollars)
By Vote Total available for use for the year ending March 31, 2020 Used during the quarter ended December 31, 2019 Year to date used at quarter-end
Vote 1 – Program expenditures $ 4,735,703 $ 1,288,659 $ 3,725,115
Budgetary statutory authorities 587,093 146,774 440,320
Total Authorities $ 5,322,796 $1,435,433 $ 4,165,435

 

Fiscal year 2018-19 (in dollars)
By Vote Total available for use for the year ending March 31, 2019 Used during the quarter ended December 31, 2018 Year to date used at quarter-end
Vote 1 – Program expenditures $ 4,657,406 $ 1,081,681 $ 3,010,419
Budgetary statutory authorities 593,325 125,261 375,782
Total Authorities $ 5,250,731 $ 1,206,942 $ 3,386,201

 

By Standard Object (SO)

Fiscal year 2019-20 (in dollars)
Gross Expenditures Planned expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2020 Expended during the quarter ended December 31, 2019 Year to date used at quarter-end
Personnel $ 4,424,305 $ 1,254,668 $ 3,642,909
Transportation and communications 300,000 85,069 198,015
Information 135,000 32,752 43,003
Professional and special services 358,491 49,582 198,731
Rentals 15,000 3,450 22,039
Repair and maintenance 25,000 1,694 1,694
Utilities, material and supplies 50,000 3,421 12,712
Acquisition of land, buildings and works - - -
Acquisition of machinery and equipment 15,000 4,241 28,125
Transfer payments - - -
Public debt charges - - -
Other subsidies and payments - 555 18,206
Total budgetary expenditures $ 5,322,796 $ 1,435,433 $ 4,165,435

 

Fiscal year 2018-19 (in dollars)
Gross Expenditures Planned expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2019 Expended during the quarter ended December 31, 2018 Year to date used at quarter-end
Personnel $ 4,352,240 1,008,391 $ 2,972,617
Transportation and communications 300,000 78,657 161,431
Information 94,114 57,064 60,907
Professional and special services 400,000 48,007 155,219
Rentals 16,000 762 3,388
Repair and maintenance 59,888 5,809 8,003
Utilities, material and supplies 6,000 136 6,175
Acquisition of land, buildings and works - - -
Acquisition of machinery and equipment - 4,720 7,088
Transfer payments - - -
Public debt charges - - -
Other subsidies and payments 22,489 3,398 11,373
Total budgetary expenditures $ 5,250,731 $ 1,206,944 $ 3,386,201