Future Oriented Financial Statements

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STATEMENT OF MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

CORRECTIONAL SERVICE CANADA

Departmental management is responsible for these future-oriented financial statements, including responsibility for the appropriateness of the assumptions on which these statements are prepared. These statements are based on the best information available and assumptions adopted as at January 23, 2013 and reflect the plans described in the Report on Plans and Priorities.

Correctional Service Canada Departmental Audit Committee also oversees management's responsibilities for maintaining adequate control systems and the quality of financial reporting, and recommends the future-oriented financial statements to the Commissioner.

Signed by

____________________________________
Liette Dumas-Sluyter, CMA, CIA
Chief Financial Officer

Signed by

______________________________
Don Head, Commissioner
Ottawa, Canada
January 29, 2013




FUTURE-ORIENTED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION (unaudited)

As at March 31

(in thousands of dollars)
  Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results
2014
Liabilities    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (Note 6) 294,057 241,295
Deferred revenue (Note 7) 465 415
Vacation pay and compensatory leave 64,019 61,523
Employee future benefits (Note 8) 188,163 60,308
Inmate trust fund (Note 9) 18,690 19,567
Total liabilities 565,394 383,108
     
Assets    
Financial assets    
Due from Consolidated Revenue Fund 244,714 212,056
Accounts receivable, advances and loans (Note 10) 22,061 26,885
Inventory held for resale (Note 11) 9,985 10,249
Total financial assets 276,760 249,190
     
     
Financial assets held on behalf of Government    
Accounts receivable, advances and loans (Note 10) (1,473) (1,529)
Total Financial assets held on behalf of Government (1,473) (1,529)
Total Net Financial assets 275,287 247,661
Organizational net debt 290,107 135,447
     
Non-financial assets    
Prepaid expenses 517 537
Inventory not for resale (Note 11) 37,449 37,974
Tangible capital assets (Note 12) 1,861,557 2,003,575
Total non-financial assets 1,899,523 2,042,086
     
Organizational net financial position 1,609,416 1,906,639

Contingent liabilities (note 13)
Contractual obligations (note 14)

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these future-oriented financial statements.

Signed by

____________________________________
Liette Dumas-Sluyter, CMA, CIA
Chief Financial Officer

Signed by

______________________________
Don Head, Commissioner
Ottawa, Canada
January 29, 2013




FUTURE-ORIENTED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONAL NET FINANCIAL POSITION (unaudited)

For the year ended March 31

(in thousands of dollars)
  Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results
2014
Expenses    
Custody 1,543,364 1,471,261
Correctional Interventions 632,962 619,763
Community Supervision 131,344 128,426
Internal Services 446,927 410,891
Expenses incurred on behalf of Government (59) (61)
Total expenses 2,754,538 2,630,280
     
Revenues    
Sales of goods and services 54,046 57,304
Miscellaneous Revenues 5,600 4,100
Revenues earned on behalf of Government (5,600) (4,100)
Total revenues 54,046 57,304
     
Net Cost of operations before government funding and transfers 2,700,492 2,572,976

Government funding and transfer
   
Net cash provided by Government 2,823,535 2,771,818
Change in due from Consolidated Revenue Fund 41,852 (32,658)
Services provided without charge by other government departments (Note 15a) 133,072 131,039
     
Net Cost of operations after government funding and transfers (297,967) (297,223)

Organizational net financial position - Beginning of year
1,311,449 1,609,416

Organizational net financial position - End of year
1,609,416 1,906,639

Segmented information (note 16)

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these future-oriented financial statements.

FUTURE-ORIENTED STATEMENT OF CHANGE IN ORGANIZATIONAL NET DEBT (unaudited)

For the year ended March 31

(in thousands of dollars)
  Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results
2014
     
Net cost of operations after government funding and transfers (297,967) (297,223)

Change due to tangible capital assets
   
Acquisition of tangible capital assets 395,178 296,287
Amortization of tangible capital assets (116,395) (154,269)
Total change due to tangible capital assets 278,783 142,018
     
Change due to inventory not held for resale 916 525

Change due to prepaid expenses
438 20

Net decrease in organizational net debt
(17,830) (154,660)

Organizational net debt - Beginning of year
307,937 290,107

Organizational net debt - End of year
290,107 135,447

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these future-oriented financial statements.

FUTURE-ORIENTED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOW (unaudited)

For the year ended March 31

(in thousands of dollars)
OPERATING ACTIVITIES Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results
2014
Net cost of operations before government funding and transfers 2,700,492 2,572,976
     
Non-cash items:    
Amortization of tangible capital assets (116,395) (154,269)
Services provided without charge by other government departments (note 15a) (133,072) (131,039)
     
Variations in Statement of Financial Position:    
Decrease (increase) in accounts payable and accrued liabilities (25,956) 52,762
Decrease (increase) in deferred revenue 295 50
Decrease (increase) in vacation pay and compensatory leave (451) 2,496
Decrease (increase) in employee future benefits 15,093 127,855
Decrease (increase) in inmate trust fund (1,070) (877)
Increase (decrease) in accounts receivable, advances and loans (10,274) 4,768
Increase (decrease) in prepaid expenses 438 20
Increase (decrease) in inventory held for resale (1,659) 264
Increase (decrease) in inventory not for resale 916 525
     
Cash used in operating activities 2,428,357 2,475,531
     
CAPITAL INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES    
Acquisitions of tangible capital assets 395,178 296,287
     
Cash used in capital investment activities 395,178 296,287
     
NET CASH PROVIDED BY GOVERNMENT OF CANADA 2,823,535 2,771,818

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these future-oriented financial statements.

NOTES TO FUTURE-ORIENTED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited)

For the year ended March 31

1. Authority and Objectives

The constitutional and legislative framework that guides the Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is set out by the Constitution Act 1982 and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA).

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:

Custody: This program activity ensures that offenders are provided with reasonable, safe, secure and humane custody while serving their sentence. This program activity provides much of the day-to-day needs for offenders in custody including a wide range of activities that address health and safety issues (such as providing food, clothing, mental health services, and physical health care). It also includes security measures within institutions including drug interdiction, and appropriate control practices to prevent security incidents;

Correctional Interventions: This program activity occurs in both institutions and communities, and is necessary to help bring positive changes in behaviour and to successfully reintegrate offenders. This program activity aims to address problems that are directly related to offenders' criminal behaviour and that interfere with their ability to function as law-abiding members of society. This program activity also includes CORCAN, a Special Operating Agency of Correctional Service Canada, that employs federal offenders as its workforce and, in doing so, provides them with working skills and working habits necessary to compete in the workforce once released from federal custody;

Community Supervision: This program activity ensures eligible offenders are safely reintegrated into communities through the provision of housing and health services where required, and staff supervision for the duration of the offenders sentence. The expected results for this program activity are offenders who are reintegrated into the community as law-abiding citizens while maintaining a level of supervision, which contributes to public safety;

Internal Services: Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of the organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that are not provided specifically to a program.

2. Methodology and significant assumptions

The future-oriented financial statements have been prepared on the basis of the Government priorities and the plans of the department as described in the Report on Plans and Priorities.

The information in the estimated results for fiscal year 2012-13 is based on actual results as at December 31, 2012 and forecast for the remainder of the fiscal year. Estimated year end information for 2012-13 is used as the opening position for the 2013-14 planned results, and forecasts have been made for the planned results for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

The main assumptions are as follows:

  1. CSC's activities will remain substantially the same as for the previous year with the exception of activities transferred to Shared Services Canada.
  2. Expenses and revenues, including the determination of amounts internal and external to the Government, are based on a combination of historical experience and future planned spending.
  3. Allowances for uncollectability are based on historical experience. The general historical pattern is expected to continue.

These assumptions are adopted as at January 23, 2013.

3. Variations and Changes to the Forecast Financial Information

While every attempt has been made to forecast final results for the remainder of 2012-13 and for 2013-14, actual results achieved for both years are likely to vary from the forecast information presented, and this variation could be material.

In preparing these future-oriented financial statements, Correctional Service Canada has made estimates and assumptions concerning the future. These estimates and assumptions may differ from the subsequent actual results. Estimates and assumptions are continually evaluated and are based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.

Factors that could lead to material differences between the future-oriented financial statements and the historical financial statements include:

  1. The timing and amounts of acquisitions and disposals of property, plant and equipment may affect gains/losses and amortization expense.
  2. Implementation of new collective agreements.
  3. Economic conditions may affect both the amount of revenue earned and the collectability of accounts and loan receivables.
  4. Further changes to the operating budget through additional new initiatives or technical adjustments later in the year.

Once the Report on Plans and Priorities is presented, Correctional Service Canada will not be updating the forecasts for any changes to appropriations or forecast financial information made in ensuing supplementary estimates. Variances will be explained in the Departmental Performance Report and Quarterly Financial Reports.

4. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

The future-oriented financial statements have been prepared using the Government's accounting policies stated below, which are based on Canadian public sector accounting standards. The presentation and results using the stated accounting policies do not result in any significant differences from Canadian public sector accounting standards.

Significant accounting policies are as follows:

a) Parliamentary authorities

CSC is financed by the Government of Canada through Parliamentary authorities. Financial reporting of authorities provided to CSC do not parallel financial reporting according to generally accepted accounting principles since authorities are primarily based on cash flow requirements. Consequently, items recognized in the Future-oriented Statement of Operations and Organizational Net Financial Position and the Future-oriented Statement of Financial Position are not necessarily the same as those provided through authorities from Parliament. Note 5 provides a reconciliation between the bases of reporting.

 b) Consolidation

These consolidated future-oriented financial statements include the accounts of sub-entity that the Commissioner is accountable for, which is CSC's revolving fund, CORCAN. The accounts of this sub-entity have been consolidated with those of CSC, and all inter-organizational balances and transactions have been eliminated.

c) Net Cash Provided by Government

CSC operates within the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF), which is administered by the Receiver General for Canada. All cash received by CSC is deposited to the CRF and all cash disbursements made by CSC are paid from the CRF. The net cash provided by Government is the difference between all cash receipts and all cash disbursements including transactions between departments of the Government.

d) Due from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF)

Amounts due from the CRF are the result of timing differences at year-end between when a transaction affects authorities and when it is processed through the CRF. Amounts due from the CRF represent the net amount of cash that CSC is entitled to draw from the CRF without further authorities to discharge its liabilities.

e) Revenues

  • Funds received from external parties for specified purposes are recorded upon receipt as deferred revenue. These revenues are recognized in the period in which the services are rendered or goods are sold;
  • Revenues from regulatory fees are recognized in the accounts based on the services provided in the year;
  • Funds that have been received are recorded as deferred revenue, provided the organization has an obligation to other parties for the provision of goods, services or the use of assets in the future;
  • Other revenues are accounted for in the period in which the underlying transaction or event that gave rise to the revenue takes place;
  • Revenues that are non-respendable are not available to discharge CSC's liabilities. While the Commissioner is expected to maintain accounting control, he or she has no authority regarding the disposition of non-respendable revenues. As a result, non-respendable revenues are considered to be earned on behalf of the Government of Canada and are therefore presented in reduction of the entity's gross revenues.

f) Expenses

Expenses are recorded on the accrual basis:

  • Vacation pay and compensatory leave are accrued as the benefits are earned by employees under their respective terms of employment;
  • Services provided without charge by other government departments for accommodation, employer contribution to the health and dental insurance plans, legal services and worker's compensation are recorded as operating expenses at their estimated cost;
  • Transfer payments are recorded as expenses when authorization for the payment exists and the recipient has met the eligibility criteria or the entitlements established for the transfer payment program. In situations where payments do not form part of an existing program, transfer payments are recorded as expenses when the Government announces a decision to make a non-recurring transfer, provided the enabling legislation or authorization for payment receives parliamentary approval prior to the completion of the future-oriented financial statements. Transfer payments that become repayable as a result of conditions specified in the contribution agreement that have come into being are recorded as a reduction to transfer payment expense and as a receivable.

g) Employee future benefits

  • Pension benefits: Eligible employees participate in the Public Service Pension Plan, a multi-employer plan administered by the Government. CSC's contributions to the Plan are charged to expenses in the year incurred and represent the total organizational obligation to the Plan. CSC's responsibility with regard to the Plan is limited to its contributions. Actuarial surpluses or deficiencies are recognized in the financial statements of the Government of Canada, as the Plan's sponsor.
  • Severance benefits: Employees entitled to severance benefits under labour contracts or conditions of employment earn these benefits as services necessary to earn them are rendered. The obligation relating to the benefits earned by employees is calculated using information derived from the results of the actuarially determined liability for employee severance benefits for the Government as a whole.

h) Accounts and loans receivable from external parties

Accounts and loans receivables are stated at the lower of cost and net recoverable value. However, when the terms of the loans are concessionary, such as those provided with a low or no interest clause, they are recorded at their estimated present value. A portion of the unamortized discount is recorded as revenue each year to reflect the change in the present value of the loans outstanding. Transfer payments that are unconditionally repayable are recognized as loans receivable. A valuation allowance is recorded for accounts and loans receivable where recovery is considered uncertain.

i) Contingent liabilities

Contingent liabilities are potential liabilities which may become actual liabilities when one or more future event(s) occur or fail to occur. To the extent that the future event is likely to occur or fail to occur, and a reasonable estimate of the loss can be made, an estimated liability is accrued and an expense recorded. If the likelihood is not determinable or an amount cannot be reasonably estimated, the contingency is disclosed in the notes to the future-oriented financial statements.

j) Environmental liabilities

Environmental liabilities reflect the estimated costs related to the management and remediation of environmentally contaminated sites. Based on management's best estimates, a liability is accrued and an expense recorded when the contamination occurs or when CSC becomes aware of the contamination and is obligated, or is likely to be obligated, to incur such costs. If the likelihood of CSC's obligation to incur these costs is not determinable, or if an amount cannot be reasonably estimated, the costs are disclosed as contingent liabilities in the notes to the future-oriented financial statements.

k) Inventories

  • Inventory held for resale include raw materials, finished goods, and work-in-progress. They belong to the CORCAN revolving fund and are valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value. The organization makes provisions for excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Inventory not for resale consist of materials and supplies held for future program delivery and is valued at cost. If there is no longer any service potential, inventory is valued at the lower of cost or net realizable value.

l) Tangible capital assets

All tangible capital assets and leasehold improvements having an initial cost of $10,000 or more are recorded at their acquisition cost. CSC does not capitalize intangibles, works of art and historical treasures that have cultural, aesthetic or historical value, assets located on Indian Reserves and museum collections.

Amortization of tangible capital assets is done on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful life of the asset as follows:

Asset Class Sub-Asset Class Amortization Period
Buildings Buildings 25 to 40 years
Works and infrastructure Works and infrastructure 20 to 25 years
Machinery and equipment Machinery and equipment 10 years
  Informatics hardware 3 to 4 years
  Informatics software 3 to 10 years
  Arms and weapons for defence 10 years
  Other equipment 10 years
Vehicles Motor vehicles (non-military) 5 years
  Other vehicles 5 to 10 years
Leasehold improvements Leasehold improvements Term of lease

Assets under construction are recorded in the applicable capital asset class in the year that they become available for use and are not amortized until they become available for use.

m) Measurement uncertainty

The preparation of these future-oriented financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses reported in the future-oriented financial statements. At the time of preparation of these statements, management believes the estimates and assumptions to be reasonable. Actual results could significantly differ from those estimated.

5. Parliamentary Authorities

CSC receives most of its funding through annual Parliamentary authorities. Items recognized in the Future-oriented Statement of Operations and Organizational Net Financial Position and the Future-oriented Statement of Financial Position in one year may be funded through Parliamentary authorities in prior, current or future years. Accordingly, CSC has different net results of operations for the year on a government funding basis than on an accrual accounting basis. The differences are reconciled in the following tables:

 a) Reconciliation of net cost of operations to requested authorities:

(in thousands of dollars)
  Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results
2014
     
Net cost of operations before government funding and transfers 2,700,492 2,572,976
     
Adjustments for items affecting net cost of operations but not affecting authorities:    
Add (Less):    
Amortization of tangible capital assets (116,395) (154,269)
Services provided without charge by other Government departments (note 15a) (133,072) (131,039)
Increase in vacation pay and compensatory leave (451) (2,496)
Increase in obligation for termination benefits (note 6) (25,220) -
Decrease (increase) in employee future benefits (12,344) 15,296
  (287,482) (272,508)
     
Adjustments for items not affecting net cost of operations but affecting authorities:    
Add (Less):    
Acquisitions of tangible capital assets 395,178 296,287
Increase in deferred revenue 295 50
Increase (decrease) in inventory (743) 789
Increase in prepaid expenses 438 20
  395,168 297,146
     
Forecast current year lapse 65,337 -
Forecast authorities available 2,873,515 2,597,614

b) Authorities requested:

(in thousands of dollars)
  Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results
2014
Authorities requested    
Vote 25 - Operating expenditures 2,095,776 2,008,952
Vote 30 - Capital expenditures 539,554 355,545
Statutory amounts 238,185 233,117
Forecast authorities available 2,873,515 2,597,614

Authorities presented reflect current forecasts of statutory items and approved initiatives included and expected to be included in Estimates documents and, when reasonable estimates can be made, estimates of amounts to be allocated from Treasury Board central votes. 

6. Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities

The following table presents details of CSC's accounts payable and accrued liabilities: 

(in thousands of dollars)
  Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results
2014
Accounts payable to other government departments and agencies 59,587 58,797
Accounts payable to external parties 156,087 129,585
  215,674 188,382

Contingent liabilities (note 13)
7,328 7,328
Accrued liabilities 71,055 45,585
Total 294,057 241,295

In Canada's Economic Action Plan 2012, the Government announced savings measures to be implemented by departments over the next three fiscal years starting in 2012-2013. As a result, CSC is recording at March 31, 2013 an obligation for termination benefits for an amount of $25,220,155 as part of accrued liabilities to reflect the estimated workforce adjustment costs.

7. Deferred Revenue

Deferred revenue represents the balance at year-end of unearned revenues stemming from amounts received from external parties which are restricted to fund the expenditures related to specific projects, and amounts received for fees prior to services being performed. Revenue is recognized in the period that these expenditures are incurred or the service is performed. Details of the transactions related to this account are as follows:

(in thousands of dollars)
  Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results
2014
     
Opening balance 760 465
Amounts received - -
Revenue recognized (295) (50)
Ending balance 465 415

8. Employee Future Benefits

a) Pension Benefits:

CSC's employees participate in the Public Service Pension Plan, which is sponsored and administered by the Government. Pension benefits accrue up to a maximum period of 35 years at a rate of 2% per year of pensionable service, times the average of the best five consecutive years of earnings. The benefits are integrated with Canada/Québec Pension Plans benefits and they are indexed to inflation.

Both the employees and CSC contribute to the cost of the Plan. The forecast expenses are $196,799,501 in 2012-2013 and $192,155,250 in 2013-2014, which represents approximately 1.8 times the contributions by employees.

CSC's responsibility with regard to the Plan is limited to its contributions. Actuarial surpluses or deficiencies are recognized in the financial statements of the Government of Canada, as the Plan's sponsor.

b) Severance benefits:

CSC provides severance benefits to its employees based on eligibility, years of service and salary at termination of employment. These severance benefits are not pre-funded. Benefits will be paid from future authorities. Forecasted information about the severance benefits, measured as at March 31, is as follows:

As part of collective agreement negotiations with certain employee groups, and changes to conditions of employment for executives and certain non-represented employees, the accumulation of severance benefits under the employee severance pay program ceased for these employees commencing in 2012. Employees subject to these changes have been given the option to be immediately paid the full or partial value of benefits earned to date or collect the full or remaining value of benefits on termination from the public service. These changes have been reflected in the calculation of the outstanding severance benefit obligation.

(in thousands of dollars)
  Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results
2014
     
Accrued benefit obligation, opening balance 203,256 188,163
Expenses for the year 12,344 (15,666)
Benefits paid during the year (27,437) (112,189)
     
Accrued benefit obligation, closing balance 188,163 60,308

9. Inmate Trust Fund

Pursuant to section 111 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations, the Inmate Trust Fund is credited with moneys received from inmates at the time of incarceration, net of earnings of inmates from employment inside institutions, moneys received for inmates while in custody, moneys received from sales of hobbycraft, moneys earned through work while on day parole, and interest. Disbursements may occur either at the time of release or for inmate purchases in line with rehabilitation programs.

(in thousands of dollars)
  Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results
2014
     
Opening balance 17,620 18,690
Receipts 41,855 42,082
Disbursements (40,785) (41,205)
Closing balance 18,690 19,567

10. Accounts Receivable, Advances and Loans

The following table presents details of accounts receivable, advances and loans:

(in thousands of dollars)
  Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results
2014
Receivables from other government departments and agencies 16,796 21,911
Receivables from external parties 6,664 6,403
Employee advances and Parolee loans 397 381
Total 23,857 28,695
Allowance for doubtful accounts on receivables from external parties and parolee loans (1,796) (1,810)
Gross accounts receivables 22,061 26,885
Accounts receivable held on behalf of Government (1,473) (1,529)
Net accounts receivable 20,588 25,356

11. Inventory

The following table presents details of the inventory, measured at the lower of cost or net realizable value:

(in thousands of dollars)
  Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results
2014
Inventory held for resale    
Raw materials 5,196 5,264
Work in progress 441 443
Finished goods 5,053 5,256
  10,690 10,963
     
Provision for obsolete inventory (705) (714)
Total inventory held for resale 9,985 10,249
     
Inventory not for resale    
Supplies 14,977 15,187
Clothing 11,635 11,798
Building materials 4,563 4,627
Utilities 1,643 1,666
Other 4,631 4,696
Total inventory not for resale 37,449 37,974
Total 47,434 48,223

12. Tangible Capital Assets

(in thousands of dollars)
  Cost Accumulated amortization Net Book Value
Capital
asset class
Opening
Balance
Acquisi-
tions
Adjust-
ments
(1)
Closing
Balance
Opening
Balance
Amorti-
zation
Adjust-
ments
(1)
Closing
Balance
2014
2013

Land
14,824 - - 14,824 - - - - 14,824 14,824

Buildings
1,719,234 - 540,652 2,259,886 828,019 81,619 - 909,638 1,350,248 891,215

Works and
infrastructure
599,404 - 103,316 702,720 375,979 47,163 - 423,142 279,578 223,425

Machinery and
equipment
278,829 23,733 - 302,562 120,958 15,503 - 136,461 166,101 157,871

Vehicles
59,318 4,519 - 63,837 36,839 6,773 - 43,612 20,225 22,479

Leasehold
improvements
24,312 7,139 - 31,451 8,523 3,211 - 11,734 19,717 15,789

Assets under
construction
535,954 260,896 (643,968) 152,882 - - - - 152,882 535,954

Total
3,231,875 296,287 - 3,528,162 1,370,318 154,269 - 1,524,587 2,003,575 1,861,557

(1) Transfer of assets under construction represent assets that will be put into use in the year and transferred to the other capital asset classes as applicable.

13. Contingent Liabilities

Contingent liabilities arise in the normal course of operations and their ultimate disposition is unknown. They are grouped into two categories as follows:

a) Contaminated sites

Liabilities are accrued to record the estimated costs related to the management and remediation of contaminated sites where CSC is obligated or likely to be obligated to incur such costs. As at date of the preparation of these future-oriented financial statements, CSC has identified approximately 42 sites where such action is possible and for which a liability of $5,640,983 has been recorded in accrued liabilities. CSC has estimated additional clean-up costs of $771,000 that are not accrued, as these are not considered likely to be incurred at this time. Additional new sites, changes in the remediation approach or material changes in amounts accrued or not accrued are not forecasted for the future years presented in these statements. However, CSC's ongoing efforts to assess contaminated sites may result in additional environmental liabilities related to newly identified sites, or changes in the assessments or intended use of existing sites. These liabilities will be accrued by CSC in the year in which they become likely and can be reasonably estimable.

b) Claims and litigations

Claims have been made against CSC in the normal course of operations. These claims include items with pleading amounts and others for which no amount is specified. As at the date of the preparation of these future-oriented financial statements, legal proceedings for claims totalling approximately $1,687,000 are pending. Some of these potential liabilities may become actual liabilities when one or more future event(s) occur or fail to occur. To the extent that the future event is likely to occur or fail to occur, and a reasonable estimate of the loss can be made, an estimated liability is accrued and an expense recorded in the financial statements.

14. Contractual Obligations

The nature of the CSC's activities can result in some large multi-year contracts and obligations whereby the organization will be obligated to make future payments when the services/goods are received. Significant contractual obligations that can be reasonably estimated are summarized as follows:

(in thousands of dollars)
Year Acquisition of goods and services
2013 24,196
2014 22,193
2015 22,503
2016 10,051
2017 and thereafter 800
Total 79,743

15. Related Party Transactions

CSC is related as a result of common ownership to all government departments, agencies, and Crown corporations. CSC enters into transactions with these entities in the normal course of business and on normal trade terms. During the year, CSC received common services which were obtained without charge from other government departments as disclosed below:

a) Common services provided without charge by other government departments:

During the year, CSC received services without charge from certain common services organizations related to accommodation, legal services, the employer's contribution to the health and dental insurance plans, and worker's compensation coverage. These services provided without charge have been recorded in CSC's Future-oriented Statement of Operations and Organizational Net Financial Position as follows:

(in thousands of dollars)
  Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results

2014
Employer’s contribution to the health and dental insurance plans 111,141 108,518
Accommodation 14,374 14,814
Workers’ compensation 5,588 5,578
Legal services 1,969 2,129
Total 133,072 131,039

The Government has centralized some of its administrative activities for efficiency, cost-effective, and economic delivery of programs to the public. As a result, the Government uses central agencies and common service organizations so that one department performs services for all other departments and agencies without charge. The costs of these services, such as the payroll and cheque issuance services provided by Public Works and Government Services Canada and audit services provided by the Office of the Auditor General, are not included in CSC's Future-oriented Statement of Operations and Organizational Net Financial Position.

b) Other transactions with related parties

(in thousands of dollars)
  Estimated
Results
2013
Planned
Results
2014
Expenses – Other Government departments and agencies 367,002 367,002
Revenues – Other Government departments and agencies 39,846 39,846

16. Segmented Information

Presentation by segment is based on the Organization's program activity architecture. The presentation by segment is based on the same accounting policies as described in the Summary of Significant Accounting Policies in note 4. The following table presents the expenses incurred and revenues generated for the main program activities, by major objects of expense and by major types of revenue. The segment results for the period are as follows:

(in thousands of dollars)
  2013 2014
    Custody Correctional
Interventions
Community
Supervision
Internal
Services
Total
Transfer payments            
Non-profit organizations 1,590 282 593 82 - 957
Total transfer payments 1,590 282 593 82 - 957
             
Operating expenses            
Salaries and employee benefits 1,859,799 935,760 488,912 37,133 328,210 1,790,015
Professional and special services 343,412 129,717 62,880 76,475 28,555 297,627
Utilities, maintenance and supplies 167,782 115,089 9,041 2,931 9,804 136,865
Amortization of tangible capital assets 116,395 150,348 3,921 - - 154,269
Repairs and maintenance 86,277 57,605 1,882 8 6,688 66,183
Machinery and equipment 27,068 23,200 3,942 92 5,894 33,128
Travel 33,025 8,543 8,162 1,241 13,423 31,369
Payment in lieu of taxes 35,338 37,098 - - - 37,098
Inmate pay 22,005 - 20,423 - - 20,423
Cost of goods sold 15,382 - 14,769 - - 14,769
Accommodation 14,375 - - 7,830 6,984 14,814
Telecommunications 2,962 1,350 73 329 520 2,272
Rentals 19,243 9,722 4,264 211 4,522 18,719
Relocation 6,124 1,652 844 137 5,365 7,998
Other 3,820 895 57 1,957 926 3,835
Total operating expenses 2,753,007 1,470,979 619,170 128,344 410,891 2,629,384
Sub-Total Expenses 2,754,597 1,471,261 619,763 128,426 410,891 2,630,341

Expenses incurred on behalf of Government
(59) - - - (61) (61)

Total Expenses
2,754,538 1,471,261 619,763 128,426 410,830 2,630,280
             
Revenues            
Sales of goods and services 54,046 - 57,304 - - 57,304
Miscellaneous Revenues 5,600 2,700 800 - 600 4,100
Revenues earned on behalf of Government (5,600) (2,700) (800) - (600) (4,100)
Total Revenues 54,046 - 57,304 - - 57,304

Net Cost from continuing operations
2,700,492 1,471,261 562,459 128,426 410,830 2,572,976