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Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2015–2016

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conference fees for the Canada School of Public Service for the fiscal year ending 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.

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 the Canada School of Public Service, this includes delivering results in accordance with the Treasury Board Policy on Learning, Training, and Development, which came into effect on January 1, 2006. The policy highlights the value of learning and the importance of creating a learning culture within the public service.

The School's strategic outcome and program are outlined in its Report on Plans and Priorities 2016–17. In that context, School employees plan, design and deliver learning programs and activities to federal public servants across the country.

Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences for the Canada School of Public Service

Annual travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for the Canada School of Public Service, in thousands of dollars. The first column contains the expenditure categories. The total expenses are presented in the second-last line. Read to the right for the expenditures for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, and the variance between the two fiscal years."
Expenditure Category Expenditures for
the Year Ending
March 31, 2016
Expenditures for
the Previous Year Ending
March 31, 2015
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel: – Public Servants 1,364 1,270 94
Travel: – Non-Public Servants 52 115 (63)
Total Travel 1,416 1,385 31
Hospitality 35 42 (7)
Conference Fees 41 16 25
Total 1,492 1,443 49
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff 0 0 0

Significant variances compared with the previous fiscal year

Overall expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences increased by $49,000, going from $1,443,000 in 2014–15 to $1,492,000 in 2015–16. This is due to increases of $31,000 in travel expenditures and $25,000 in conference fees, partially offset by a reduction of $7,000 in hospitality.

Travel for public servants and non-public servants: Compared with 2014–15, departmental travel expenditures increased primarily due to increased travel to deliver in-class learning to public servants in the regions.

Hospitality: Compared with 2014–15, departmental hospitality expenditures decreased as a result of reduced hospitality in non-core business activities.

Conference fees: The increase in expenditures compared with 2014–15 is primarily due to increased delivery of learning events and participation in learning conferences.

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