Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2013-14

The Office was set up to administer the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (the Act), which came into force in April 2007. The Office is mandated to establish a safe, independent, and confidential process for public servants and members of the public to disclose potential wrongdoing in the federal public sector. The Office also exists to protect from reprisal those public servants who have filed disclosures or participated in related investigations.

In order to fulfill this mandate the Office incurs travel, hospitality and conference expenditures to carry out operational activities, such as conducting interviews during an investigation or attending conferences to inform public servants of the Act and the role of the Office. The travel, hospitality and conference expenditures in 2013-14 were $37K, which were $9K (24%) lower than the prior year expenditures. The reduced spending level was due to lower employee participation in training and outreach activities as well as shorter distances needed for travel to events.

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada are summarized below:

(in thousands of dollars)

Expenditure Category

Expenditures for the

year ending March 31, 2014

Expenditures for the

year ending March 31, 2013

Variance

Travel – Public Servants

35

42

(7)

Travel – Non-Public Servants

1

2

(1)

Total Travel

36

44

(8)

Hospitality

1

2

(1)

Conference Fees

0

0

0

TOTAL

37

46

(9)

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