Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality, and Conferences for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015

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 Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. 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 conferences fees incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to activities that support a departmental or agency mandate and the government’s priorities.

CSC is an agency within the Public Safety Portfolio which is comprised of five key federal agencies and three review bodies, including the Office of the Correctional Investigator, dedicated to public safety.  CSC, as part of the criminal justice system and respecting the rule of law, contributes to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control. It delivers its mandate under four major program activities. A summary description of CSC’s program activities can be found in Part II of the Main Estimates.

CSC has locations throughout Canada that require travel for staff to provide service delivery and to oversee its operations. Other travel is required for CSC staff to attend training sessions to maintain or develop skills or to participate in various sessions to promote productive relationships with increasingly diverse partners, stakeholders, and others involved in public safety. Travel also occurs when transferring offenders.

For more details on CSC mandate and priorities please refer to the CSC’s Report on Plans and Priorities (RPP) and Departmental Performance Report (DPR) .

Annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the Correctional Service of Canada
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending
March 31, 2015

(in thousands of dollars)
Expenditures for the Previous year ending
March 31, 2014

(in thousands of dollars)
Change
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel – Public Servants 10,724 16,041 (5,317)
Travel – Non-Public Servants 4,879 4,698 181
Total Travel 15,603 20,739 (5,136)
Hospitality 86 97 (11)
Conference Fees 0 0   0
TOTAL 15,689 20,836 (5,147)

Significant variances compared to the previous fiscal year

Travel

  • Public Servants: Compared to fiscal year 2013-14, CSC’s travel expenditures by public servants decreased mainly due to the continued efforts on the effective, efficient and economical management of those expenditures including maximizing the use of technology, such as teleconferencing and videoconferencing.

Hospitality

  • Compared to fiscal year 2013-14, CSC’s hospitality expenditures decreased mainly due to the continued efforts and strict controls to reduce spending related to hospitality.