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Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2016–2017

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conference fees for the Canada School of Public Service for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. 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 a departmental or agency mandate and the government's priorities.

In particular, for the Canada School of Public Service, this includes delivering results in accordance with the Treasury Board Policy on Learning, Training, and Development, which came into effect on January 1, 2006. The policy highlights the value of learning and the importance of creating a learning culture within the public service.

The School's strategic outcome and programs are outlined in the Canada School of Public Service Departmental Plan 2017–18. In that context, School employees plan, design and deliver learning programs and activities to federal public servants across the country.

Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences for the Canada School of Public Service

Annual travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for the Canada School of Public Service, in thousands of dollars. The first column contains the expenditure categories. The total expenses are presented in the second-last line. Read to the right for the expenditures for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, and the variance between the two fiscal years."
Expenditure Category Expenditures for
the Year Ending
March 31, 2017
Expenditures for
the Previous Year Ending
March 31, 2016
Change
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel: – Public Servants 1,344 1,364 (20)
Travel: – Non-Public Servants 31 52 (21)
Total Travel 1,375 1,416 (41)
Hospitality 41 35 6
Conference Fees 17 41 (24)
Total 1,433 1,492 (59)
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff 0 0 0

Significant variances compared with the previous fiscal year

Overall expenditures decreased by 4% due to reduced spending in travel and conferences.

Travel of public and non-public servants: Compared with 2015–2016, travel expenditures decreased due primarily to greater use of video conferencing technology.

Hospitality: Compared with 2015–2016, the increase in hospitality expenditures is primarily due to an increase in learning events requiring hospitality.

Conference fees: Compared with 2015–2016, conferences expenditures decreased mainly due to reduced requirements for School employees to attend conferences.

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