Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2014–2015
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, 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 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 programs are outlined in the Canada School of Public Service's Report on Plans and Priorities 2015–16. In that context, School employees plan, design and offer learning programs and activities across the country.
Expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences have declined from $1.5 million in 2013–14 to $1.4 million in 2014–15. This 5.1% reduction is due to continued efficiencies and compliance with the requirements of the Directive to manage expenses to minimize cost.
Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the Canada School of Public Service
Travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, in thousands of dollars. The first column contains the expenditure categories. The first three categories are related to travel, followed by a sub-total for the travel expenditures and then two more categories: hospitality and conference fees. Read to the right for the expenditures for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, and the variance between the two fiscal years. The total expenditures are in the last row of the table.">
the Year Ending
March 31, 2015
the Previous Year Ending
March 31, 2014
|(in thousands of dollars)
|Travel: – Public Servants
|Travel: – Non-Public Servants
|International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff
Significant Variances Compared With the Previous Fiscal Year
Overall expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences declined by $78,000. This is due to a reduction of $93,000 in travel expenditures, offset by increases in hospitality ($3,000) and conference fees ($12,000).
Travel for public servants and non-public servants: Compared with fiscal year 2013–14, departmental travel expenditures decreased mainly due to
- changes to the delivery modes towards online and virtual courses and the increased use of technologies such as videoconferences and teleconferences.
Hospitality: Compared with fiscal year 2013–14, departmental hospitality expenditures increased mainly due to
- an increase in the number of learning events requiring hospitality.
Conference fees: Compared with fiscal year 2013–14, departmental conference fee expenditures increased mainly due to
- increased participation at conferences to acquire knowledge of new learning techniques to modernize the School's curriculum.
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