Strategic outcome and program descriptions

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Secretariat

Strategic outcome 1

Good governance and sound stewardship to enable efficient and effective service to Canadians.

Program 1.1: Government-wide Programs Design and Delivery

Through the Government-wide Programs Design and Delivery program, the Secretariat designs and delivers activities, systems, services and operations with, for, or on behalf of other organizations in the Government of Canada. This program also establishes a platform for transformational initiatives. The program objective is to provide consistent and cost-controlled operations across the Government of Canada. This program achieves its results by developing and delivering solutions where whole-of-government leadership is required or where standardization and cost-savings can be achieved.

Program 1.2: Management Policies Development and Monitoring

Through the Management Policies Development and Monitoring program, the Secretariat supports the Treasury Board in its role of establishing principles for sound governance and management by setting government-wide policy direction in targeted areas. The program objective is to have a sound management policy framework for the Government of Canada. This program achieves its results by communicating clear management expectations for deputy heads and by adopting principles-based approaches and risk-informed monitoring of policy compliance. The Secretariat develops, reviews, leads implementation, supports, and monitors policies and departmental performance under a variety of Areas of Management. The Secretariat also engages with functional communities and undertakes outreach and monitoring to promote policy compliance and capacity building. This program is underpinned by legislation such as the Financial Administration Act, the Public Service Employment Act and the Federal Accountability Act.

Program 1.3: Government-wide Funds and Public Service Employer Payments

The Government-wide Funds and Public Service Employer Payments program accounts for funds that are held centrally to supplement other appropriations, from which allocations are made to, or payments and receipts are made on behalf of, other federal organizations. These funds supplement the standard appropriations process and meet certain responsibilities of the Treasury Board as the employer of the core public administration, including employer obligations under the public service pension and benefits plans. The administration of these funds falls under the Expenditure Management program and the People Management program, but their financial resources are shown separately in the Program Alignment Architecture for visibility and reporting purposes.

Program 1.4: Decision-Making Support and Oversight

Through the Decision-Making Support and Oversight program, the Secretariat supports the Treasury Board in its roles as management board of the Government of Canada and as budget office in the government-wide expenditure cycle. The program objective is to support the government in promoting value-for-money and results for Canadians in programs and operations. This program achieves its results by providing independent strategic advice, analysis, guidance and oversight of programs, operations, and expenditures. The Treasury Board Secretariat reviews departmental submissions, provides recommendations to the Treasury Board, and coordinates and reports on the allocation of expenditures across government organizations and programs.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. Internal services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an 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 apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

Canada School of Public Service

Strategic outcome 1

Public Servants have the common knowledge and the leadership and management competencies they require to fulfill their responsibilities in serving Canadians.

Program 1.1: Learning services

Contribute to building a professional workforce by enabling public servants to perform in their current job and take on the challenges of the next job in a dynamic, bilingual environment through the provision of foundational learning activities. Developing and delivering training aligned with Public Service management priorities and which meets the requirements of the Policy on Learning, Training and Development and associated knowledge standards.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. Internal services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an 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 apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying

Strategic outcome 1

Transparency and accountability in the lobbying of public office holders contribute to confidence in the integrity of government decision-making.

Program 1.1: Compliance and Enforcement

The Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying conducts monitoring and compliance verification activities to ensure that registrable lobbying activity is properly reported, and information provided by lobbyists is thorough, accurate and complete. Suspected and alleged non-compliance with the Lobbying Act and the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct is reviewed and, where appropriate, formal investigations are undertaken to ensure that lobbying activities are ethical and transparent. The Commissioner reports findings and conclusions in reports on investigation submitted for tabling in Parliament. The Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying also reviews applications for exemption from the five-year post-employment prohibition on lobbying to ensure that exemptions are granted only when to do so would be consistent with the purposes of the Act.

Program 1.2: Registry of Lobbyists

The Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying maintains an online Registry that makes information about lobbying activities public, including which designated public office holders were lobbied and on what subjects. The Registry is user-friendly, searchable and downloadable. The Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying reviews and approves lobbyists' registrations, and provides advice and technical support related to the Registry, the Lobbying Act and the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct.

Program 1.3: Outreach and Education

The Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying undertakes research to inform the development and delivery of its education and outreach products and activities. Outreach activities raise awareness about the requirements of the Lobbying Act and the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct. Outreach audiences include but are not limited to lobbyists, their clients and public office holders.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. Internal services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an 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 apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

Strategic outcome 1

Wrongdoing in the federal public sector is addressed and public servants are protected in case of reprisal.

Program 1.1: Disclosure and Reprisal Management Program

The objective of the program is to address disclosures of wrongdoing and complaints of reprisal and contribute to increasing confidence in federal public institutions. It aims to provide advice to federal public sector employees and members of the public who are considering making a disclosure and to accept, investigate and report on disclosures of information concerning possible wrongdoing. Based on this activity, the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner will exercise exclusive jurisdiction over the review, conciliation and settlement of complaints of reprisal, including making applications to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal to determine if reprisals have taken place and to order appropriate remedial and disciplinary action.

Strategic outcome 2

The following program supports all strategic outcomes within this organization.

Program 2.1: Internal Services

The Internal Services program supports all strategic outcomes and is common across government. Internal services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an 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 apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

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