Departmental Performance Report 2013-2014: Supplementary Information (Tables)

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

Strategic Environmental Assessment

During the 2013-2014 reporting cycle, the Canadian Transportation Agency considered the environmental effects of initiatives subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals, as part of its decision-making processes.  As the Canadian Transportation Agency did not develop any initiatives that required a strategic environmental assessment, no related public statements were produced.  The Canadian Transportation Agency has ensured throughout the year that its procurement practices have taken into account the 2010-2013 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Theme IV – Shrinking the Environmental Footprint – Beginning with Government.

Internal Audits and Evaluations

Internal Audits (current reporting period)
Name of internal auditInternal audit typeStatusCompletion date

Horizontal Audit of Protection of Personal Information in Small Departments

(The Agency was involved in this internal audit.)

Privacy and Compliance Complete June 2014

Horizontal Internal Audit of Financial Forecasting in Large and Small Departments

(The Agency was not involved in this internal audit but is implementing all relevant recommendations.)

Financial Management and Compliance Complete June 2014

Horizontal Internal Audit of Compliance with the Policy on Management, Resources and Results Structures

(The Agency was not involved in this internal audit but is implementing all relevant recommendations.)

Compliance Complete March 2013
 

The Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) does not maintain its own internal audit function.  It participates in horizontal audits conducted by the Office of the Comptroller General (OCG), and implements applicable recommendations from other OCG horizontal internal audits in which it did not participate.

For the 2013-2014 period, the Agency participated in and implemented recommendations from the Horizontal Audit of Protection of Personal Information in Small Departments.  The Agency also implemented applicable recommendations from two other OCG horizontal internal audits – on Financial Forecasting in Large and Small Departments, and on Compliance with the Policy on Management, Resources and Results Structures.

Evaluations (current reporting period)
Name of evaluationProgramStatusCompletion date
Core business process evaluations Organizational In Progress Various
 

A large part of the work related to the evaluation of the performance of core business processes was completed in 2013-2014. These evaluations are expected to be completed by the end of 2014-2015.

Response to Parliamentary Committees and External Audits

Response to parliamentary committees

During the reporting period, there were no Parliamentary Committee recommendations on which the Agency was asked to respond.

Response to the Auditor General (including to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development)

During the reporting period, no recommendation of the Auditor General nor the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development was addressed specifically to the Agency.

External audits conducted by the Public Service Commission of Canada or the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

Public Service Commission Audit of the Canadian Transportation Agency

Sources of Respendable and Non-respendable Revenue

Respendable Revenue (N/A)

Respendable revenue consists of certain non-tax revenues where authorities from Parliament have been received to finance directly related expenditures.

Non-Respendable Revenue

Non-respendable revenue consists of all non-tax revenue that has been credited to the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

Program2011–2011 Actual
($ thousands)
2012–2013 Actual
($ thousands)
2013–2014
($ thousands)
Planned
Revenue
Actual
Economic Regulation
Refunds of previous years' expenditures 14 47 - 2
Administrative Monetary Penalties 19 40 75 279
Services and Service fees - 40 - 10
Adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Refunds of previous years' expenditures 20 7 - 1
Internal Services
Refunds of previous years' expenditures 30 - - -
Total Non-Respendable Revenue 83 134 75 292
 

User Fees Reporting

User Fees and Regulatory Charges (User Fees Act)

User fee: Fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the Access to Information Act (ATIA)

Fee type: Other products and services (O)

Fee-setting authority: Access to Information Act

Year last modified: 1992

Performance standards: Responses provided within 30 days following receipt of request; response time may be extended pursuant to section 9 of the ATIA. Notice of extension to be sent within 30 days after receipt of request.

The Access to Information Act as well as the TBS Access to Information Manual provides fuller details:
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/A-1/index.html
http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/atip-aiprp/tools/atim-maaitb-eng.asp

Performance Results: Requests completed within:

  • 30 days – 48%
  • 31 – 60 days – 16%
  • 61 – 120 days – 20%
  • 121 – 180 days – 8%
  • 181 – 365 days – 8%
User Fees – 2013-2014 ($ thousands)
Forecast RevenueActual RevenueFull Cost
< 1 < 1 123
 

 

User Fees – Planning Years ($ thousands)
Fiscal YearForecast RevenueEstimated Full Cost
2014–2015 < 1 90
2015–2016 < 1 90
2016–2017 < 1 90
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