Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2015-16
As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for the Courts Administration Service (CAS) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. 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 or information related to Deputy Judges, given their status as judicial officers.
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 CAS, this includes the delivery of the following core programs and services to Canadians:
- The provision of effective and efficient registry, judicial and corporate services to the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada. Further details on CAS’ programs can be found in CAS’ 2015-16 Departmental Performance Report (DPR).
CAS’ total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences are summarized below:
|Expenditure Category||Expenditures for
the year ended
March 31, 2016
|Expenditures for the
previous year ended
March 31, 2015
(a – b)
|Travel – Public Servants||$397||$290||$107|
|Travel – Non-Public Servants||$128||$111||$17|
Public Servants: Compared to the prior fiscal year, CAS’ 2015-16 travel expenditures by public servants increased by $107 thousand (37%). This increase is mainly due to additional travel requirements for security projects throughout the country. Increases were also related to facilities projects, including travel to establish a new permanent St. John’s regional office. The remaining increases were principally in judicial and registry services.
Non-Public Servants: Compared to the prior fiscal year, CAS’ 2015-16 travel expenditures by non-public servants increased by $17 thousand (15%). This is mainly due to an increase in travel requirements in the regional offices related to court hearings.
Compared to the prior fiscal year, CAS’ 2015-16 hospitality expenditures decreased by $5 thousand (9%). This is mainly due to a decrease in hospitality requirements in the area of judicial services.
Consistent with the previous fiscal year, CAS did not have any conference fees in 2015-16.
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