Authority Delegation Training

Public service managers and executives must have a solid understanding of their roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities within the federal government. Authority Delegation Training (G110) is an online self-paced course providing learners with the essential information they need to successfully obtain and execute their delegated authorities as managers or executives.

Learners will gain knowledge of the core legislation, regulations, policies, and guidelines that govern their roles and responsibilities within the federal public service. The areas covered include the management of human resources, finance, procurement, information, and related fields.

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Audience

Authority Delegation Training (ADT) is open to all federal public service employees. Learners who are interested in enhancing their foundational knowledge of the Management Accountability Framework, human resources, finance, procurement, information management, and communications in the government may want to take the training for career-developmental purposes.

Supervisors

Supervisors: When assigned the Authority Delegation Training Certification for Supervisors (G410), you will see G110 in your transcript. It includes eight modules which can be completed at any time. It will provide learners with the foundational information and core concepts required to exercise delegated authorities.

Managers

Managers: To be delegated financial signing authority from your organization, you must successfully complete all the components of the Authority Delegation Training Validation Certification for Managers (G110, G510 and C451).

Once you have completed the G110, you will be able to self-register for the G510. G510 will prepare you for the Authority Delegation Validation Assessment for Managers (C451). Once you have completed the G510, you will be able to self-register for the C451.

Executives

Executives: To be delegated financial signing authority from your organization, you must successfully complete all components of the Authority Delegation Training Validation Certification for Executives (G110 or equivalent, and G610).

Although it is recommended, if you have already completed an earlier version of the Authority Delegation Training (i.e. G126, G226, G127, or G221), you will not have to complete the G110. The ADT G110 will appear in your certification as an optional refresher course.

You can self-register for G610. G610 is an online self-paced assessment training aimed at executives in the core public administration. It builds on the knowledge acquired in G110 and previous ADT courses.

Using an online case study, you will navigate through exercises that emphasize the most complex level of strategic thinking. You will learn to make sound decisions in compliance with key legislation, regulations, and policy frameworks that govern how you exercise your delegated authorities.

Note: The assessments apply to the core public administration, as listed in schedules I and IV of the Financial Administration Act. Other organizations wishing to use or access ADT Required Training assessments should contact the School's Departmental Client Services team by email at csps.clients.efpc@canada.ca or by phone at 819‑953‑7717.

Career development

Authority Delegation Training (G110) is an online training course that is open to all federal public service employees. It includes eight modules which can be completed at any time. It will provide learners with the foundational information and core concepts required to exercise delegated authorities.

Learners who complete G110 for career-development purposes will receive proof of having completed the course.

Signing authority

In order to obtain signing authority within their organizations, managers and executives will be assigned a certification path and must complete the necessary training and the required assessments. Learners must send proof of the successful completion of certification to their Required Training Coordinators (RTCs) and superiors.

Completing the Authority Delegation Training and assessments does not entitle you to exercise signing authority. As prescribed by the Directive on Delegation of Spending and Financial Authorities, no person is permitted to exercise financial authorities unless the appropriate minister or the deputy minister has formally delegated these authorities as established under sections 33 and 34 of the Financial Administration Act and the incumbent's supervisor or superior has formally designated that person.

To be delegated signing authority by your deputy head, you must successfully complete this required training program, as prescribed by the Directive on the Administration of Required Training which includes successfully completing an assessment.

Modules

Module 1: Introduction

This module provides an overview of the Authority Delegation Training (G110) and key topics covered in the course including: management of people, public funds, programs, and assets.

Authority Delegation Training (G110) - Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Management Accountability Framework

This module will examine the Management Accountability Framework (MAF) and some of the rules and instruments that govern managers in the public service, as well as the roles and responsibilities of key players in the federal government.

Authority Delegation Training (G110) - Module 2: Management Accountability Framework

Module 3: Governance

To fulfil the management responsibilities that have been delegated to you, you must understand the various rules and instruments that govern your activities. This module will introduce you to the process of conferring responsibilities and accountabilities and the roles of key players involved in the machinery of government.

Authority Delegation Training (G110) - Module 3: Governance

Module 4: Communications

This module will help you to understand:

Authority Delegation Training (G110) - Module 4: Communications

Module 5: Financial Responsibilities

The Government of Canada has, through the Federal Accountability Act, made a clear commitment to administrative transparency, oversight, and accountability across the public sector. In this module, you will acquire the knowledge required to efficiently exercise your delegated financial authorities in compliance with the existing legal framework of acts, rules, policies, procedures, etc.

Authority Delegation Training (G110) - Module 5: Financial Responsibilities

Module 6: Procurement Responsibilities

This module will give you basic knowledge of the legal and policy rules of your procurement responsibilities as a manager within your organization. You will also gain an understanding of the procurement process and materiel management life cycle.

Authority Delegation Training (G110) - Module 6: Procurement Responsibilities

Module 7: Human Resources Responsibilities

In this module, you will acquire the knowledge required to effectively exercise your delegated HR authorities in compliance with the established legal and policy framework.

Authority Delegation Training (G110) - Module 7: Human Resources Responsibilities

Module 8: Protecting the Workplace

In this module, you will examine your obligations in terms of security, information management, and health and safety. For each of these themes, you will review the different legislations and policies that govern your workplace responsibilities so that you are able to make decisions within the legal framework.

Authority Delegation Training (G110) - Module 8: Protecting the Workplace

Validation renewal

Authority delegation validation assessments are valid for five years. Revalidation is conducted as follows:

Please contact your Required Training Coordinator to register for revalidation.

Frequently asked questions

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