Supplementary Information Table 2013–14

Greening Government Operations (GGO)

Green Procurement Reporting For Departments and Agencies Not Bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act

Strategies / Comments

  1. CAS continued to use Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) standing offers for commodities available and indicated as green.
  2. CAS has taken into account environmental factors in evaluating bids.
  3. CAS has encouraged suppliers to use electronic means to submit contract and bid documentation, invoices and reports where feasible to do so.
  4. Contract documents incorporate standard green procurement clauses indicating the need to be mindful of environmental considerations in the performance of the work requested, where appropriate.
  5. CAS has, where possible, consolidated large purchases with key suppliers to reduce packaging, shipping costs and returned packaging for reuse by suppliers.
  6. CAS continues to review waste reduction plans to find other areas of opportunity.
Procurement Processes
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
% of paper used containing recycled fibers 100% 100%
% of new printers procured with duplex printing capabilities 100% 100%
% Use of recycled black toner cartridges 100% 100%

Strategies / Comments

In light of CAS' requirements, CAS relied heavily on the use of pre-established Supply Arrangements and Standing Offers that have been prepared by PWGSC for the vast majority of its goods procurements.

  1. All paper used in printing/copying contains recycled fibers.
  2. All new printers procured, including those networked and local desktops, have duplexing capabilities. Where possible, the default will be set to duplex.
By March 31, 2015, 90% of IT hardware purchases will be environmentally preferred models.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Dollar value of IT hardware purchases that meet the target relative to total dollar value of
all purchases for IT hardware in the given year.
90% 100%

Strategies / Comments

  1. For the purposes of this target, IT hardware purchases refer to desktop computers, notebooks, monitors, printers and servers.
  2. Reliance on the PWGSC standing offers and the availability of environmentally preferred models will be vital to the success of this target.
By March 31, 2015, all purchases of appliances will be Energy Star, or equivalent.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
By March 31, 2014, procedures are documented and all purchases comply with the target 100% 100%

Strategies / Comments

CAS ensured that the purchase of small appliances was vetted through a central corporate services team to ensure consistency with energy use standards.

Internal Audits 2013–14

Internal Audits Table
Name of internal audit Internal audit type Status Completion date
Delivery of Registry Services including Process Mapping and the implementation of DAR System Review Completed September 2013
Library Services Review Postponed Postponed
IM/IT Management (Audit of CRM System under Development) Audit Postponed Postponed
Financial Management Controls: Deposit Accounts Audit Postponed 2014–15
Program Integrity Audit Postponed January 2014

The Library Services audit was postponed through approval process for the Risk-Based Audit Plan 2013–14 in June 2013. Instead an audit of Program Integrity including planning and resource allocations was conducted during 2013–14.

The IM/IT Management (Audit of CRM System under Development) audit was postponed until funding is received.

Program Integrity: Internal Audit Reports

Sources of Respendable and Non-Respendable Revenue

Non-respendable Revenue (dollars)
Program Activity 2011–12
Planned3 Actual
Registry Services
Service Fees 1,643,829 1,901,462 1,686,291 1,886,259
Court Fines 1,066,000 1,574,000 2,680,667 85,000
Other Non-Tax Revenue 557,871 702,985 550,885 377,633
Judicial Services
 Other Non-Tax Revenue 683,081 911,203 677,619 368,350
Internal Services
Other Non-Tax Revenue 443,811 521,915 443,117 300,557
Total Non-Respendable Revenue 4,394,592 5,611,565 6,038,579 3,017,799

1 Source: 2011–12 DPR
2 Source: 2012–13 DPR
3 Source: 2013–14 RPP (other non-tax revenue has been reallocated to programs)

Non-respendable revenues consist primarily of service fees levied for filing documents within the registries and for sales of photocopies of judgments, fines imposed by the Courts (e.g., contempt of Court, criminal conviction, etc…), and other non-tax revenue (e.g., Employment Insurance Operating Account cost recoveries, refunds of prior year expenditures, etc…)

CAS has no control over court fines, as they are imposed by judicial officers. Predicting these fines is entirely dependent on the case being brought before the judiciary.

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