2020–21 Future-Oriented Statement of Operations

2020–21 Departmental Plan

Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada

Future-Oriented Statement of Operations (unaudited) for the year ending March 31 (in dollars)

  Forecast results
2019–20
Planned results
2020–21
Expenses

 - Public sector disclosures of wrongdoing and complaints of reprisal

3,150,055 4,151,931

 - Internal services

2,100,036 1,779,399
Total expenses 5,250,091 5,931,330
Net cost of operations before government funding and transfers 5,250,091 5,931,330


The accompanying notes form an integral part of the Future-Oriented Statement of Operations.

Notes to the Future-Oriented Statement of Operations (unaudited)

1. Methodology and significant assumptions

The Future-Oriented Statement of Operations has been prepared on the basis of government priorities and departmental plans as described in the Departmental Plan.

The information in the forecast results for fiscal year 2019–20 is based on actual results as at February 3, 2020 and on forecasts for the remainder of the fiscal year. Forecasts have been made for the planned results for fiscal year 2020–21.

The main assumptions underlying the forecasts are as follows:

  • The organization’s activities will remain substantially the same as in the previous year.
  • Expenses and revenues, including the determination of amounts internal and external to the government, are based on past experience. The general historical pattern is expected to continue.

These assumptions are made as at February 3, 2020.

2. Variations and changes to the forecast financial information

Although every attempt has been made to forecast final results for the remainder of 2019–20 and for 2020–21, actual results achieved for both years are likely to differ from the forecast information presented, and this variation could be material.

In preparing this Future-Oriented Statement of Operations, the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada has made estimates and assumptions about the future. These estimates and assumptions may differ from the subsequent actual results. Estimates and assumptions are based on past experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, and are continually evaluated.

Factors that could lead to material differences between the Future-Oriented Statement of Operations and the historical statement of operations include:

  • the timing and the amount of acquisitions and disposals of property, plant and equipment, which may affect gains, losses and amortization expense;
  • the implementation of new collective agreements;
  • economic conditions, which may affect both the amount of revenue earned and the collectability of loan receivables;
  • interest rates in effect at the time of issue, which will affect the net present value of non interest bearing loans; and
  • other changes to the operating budget, such as new initiatives or technical adjustments later in the fiscal year.

After the Departmental Plan is tabled in Parliament, the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada will not be updating the forecasts for any changes in financial resources made in ensuing supplementary estimates. Variances will be explained in the Departmental Results Report.

3. Summary of significant accounting policies

The Future-Oriented Statement of Operations has been prepared using the Government of Canada’s accounting policies in effect for fiscal year 2019–20, and is based on Canadian public sector accounting standards. The presentation and results using the stated accounting policies do not result in any significant differences from Canadian public sector accounting standards.

Significant accounting policies are as follows:

a) Expenses

Transfer payments are recorded as an expense in the year the transfer is authorized and all eligibility criteria have been met by the recipient.

Other expenses are generally recorded when goods are received or services are rendered and include expenses related to personnel, professional and special services, repair and maintenance, utilities, materials and supplies, as well as amortization of tangible capital assets. Provisions to reflect changes in the value of assets or liabilities, such as provisions for bad debts, loans, investments and advances and inventory obsolescence, as well as utilization of inventories and prepaid expenses, and other are also included in other expenses.

4. Parliamentary authorities

The department is financed by the Government of Canada through parliamentary authorities. Financial reporting of authorities provided to the department differs from financial reporting according to generally accepted accounting principles because authorities are based mainly on cash flow requirements. Items recognized in the Future-Oriented Statement of Operations in one year may be funded through parliamentary authorities in prior, current or future years. Accordingly, the department has different net cost of operations for the year on a government funding basis than on an accrual accounting basis.

The differences are reconciled in the following tables:

a) Reconciliation of net cost of operations to requested authorities (in dollars)
  Forecast results Planned results 2020–21
Net cost of operations before government funding and transfers 5,250,091 5,931,330
Adjustment for items affecting net cost of operations but not affecting authorities:
Amortization of tangible capitals assets (134,868) (115,156)
Gain (loss) on disposal of tangible capital assets (8,008) 0
Services provided without charge by other government departments (714,595) (719,595)
Increase in vacation pay and compensatory leave 0 (1,500)
Increase in employee future benefits 0 (2,200)
Increase in accrued liabilities not charged to authorities (1,388) (1,500)
Refunds of previous years' expenditures 1,521 1,500
Total items affecting net cost of operations but not affecting authorities (857,338) (838,451)
Adjustment for items not affecting net cost of operations but affecting authorities:
Acquisition of tangible capital assets 180,000 25,000
Proceeds from disposal of tangible capital assets 0 0
Increase in inventory 126,347 0
Increase in prepaid expenses 0 0
Total items not affecting net cost of operations but affecting authorities 306,347 25,000
Requested authorities forecasted to be used 4,699,100 5,117,879
b) Authorities provided/requested (in dollars)
  Forecast results 2019–20 Planned results 2020–21
Authorities provided/requested
Vote 1: operating expenditures 4,354,323 4,581,527
Statutory amounts 544,777 536,352
Total authorities provided/requested 4,899,100 5,117,879
Less: Estimated unused authorities and other adjustments 200,000 0
Requested authorities forecasted to be used 4,699,100 5,117,879