Table of contents
- Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
- Response to parliamentary committees and external audits
- User fees, regulatory charges and external fees
Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
1. Overview of the federal government’s approach to sustainable development
The 2013–16 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) presents the Government of Canada’s sustainable development activities, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act . In keeping with the objectives of the Act to make environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament, the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner (the Office) supports the implementation of the FSDS through the activities described in this supplementary information table.
2. Our Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy
This Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy describes the Office’s actions in support of Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government. The report for 2016–17 presents a high‑level overview of results and is the final report under the 2013–16 FSDS. Last year’s report is available on the Office website .
3. Departmental performance highlights
Theme IV: shrinking the environmental footprint, beginning with government
Under Theme IV, the Office contributed to the 2013–16 FSDS through two implementation strategies for Goal 7: waste and asset management.
The following table shows the FSDS targets led by the Office, along with the associated FSDS goal, performance indicators and performance results.
|FSDS goal||FSDS target||FSDS performance indicator||FSDS performance results|
|Goal 7: waste and asset management
Reduce waste generated, and minimize the environmental impacts of assets throughout their life cycle.
|Target 7.2: green procurement
As of April 1, 2014, the Government of Canada will continue to take action to embed environmental considerations into public procurement, in accordance with the federal Policy on Green Procurement.
|Departmental approach to further the implementation of the Policy on Green Procurement in place||The Office continued to increase awareness of managers and acquisition cardholders on green procurement.|
|Number and percentage of specialists in procurement and/or material management who have completed the Canada School of Public Service Procurement course or equivalent, in the given fiscal year.||N/A: The Office has no procurement specialist.|
|Number and percentage of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution toward green procurement, in the given fiscal year||N/A: The Office has no head of procurement and material management.|
|Target 7.3: sustainable workplace operations
As of April 1, 2015, the Government of Canada will update and adopt policies and practices to improve the sustainability of its workplace operations.
|An approach to maintain or improve the sustainability of the departmental workplace in place by March 31, 2015.||The Office has improved existing approaches to sustainable workplace practices by reducing the number of printers and paper usage and increasing the number of green meetings.|
Implementation strategies: performance summary
No changes since last year.
4. Report on Strategic Environmental Assessment
During the 2016–17 reporting cycle, the Office considered the environmental effects of initiatives subject to the Cabinet Directive on the Environmental Assessment of Policy, Plan and Program Proposals, as part of its decision-making processes. As the Office did not develop any initiatives that required a Strategic Environmental Assessment, no related public statements were produced.
Evaluations in progress or completed in 2016–17
|Title of evaluation||Status||Deputy head approval date||Link to department’s programs|
|Evaluation of PSIC’s Outreach and Engagement Strategy, Initiatives and Activities
|Completed||March 2017||Disclosure and Reprisal Management|
Response to parliamentary committees and external audits
Response to parliamentary committees
STRENGTHENING THE PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST WITHIN THE PUBLIC SERVANTS DISCLOSURE PROTECTION ACT
On 2 February 2017, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates (the Committee) decided, at the request of the President of the Treasury Board, to conduct the first statutory review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA) since its implementation in 2007. In the course of its study, the Committee held a total of 12 meetings, heard from 52 witnesses and received 12 briefs.
The Committee reviewed the origins and the objectives of the PSDPA, the disclosure procedures it prescribes, and the Canadian experience under the Act as well as foreign whistleblower protection legislation and internationals best practices. The report features a holistic presentation of the main procedural challenges and successes of the Act in protecting whistleblowers and strengthening accountability and the integrity of the public service. The report also analyzes in depth many challenges and includes 15 recommendations to improve the Act in its objects and processes to ensure the integrity of the public sector and the protection of Canadian whistleblowers.
There were no recommendations made by the Committee requiring a direct response from the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner.
Response to audits conducted by the Auditor General (including to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development)
There were no audits in 2016–17 requiring a response.
Response to audits conducted by the Public Service Commission of Canada or the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
There were no audits in 2016–17 requiring a response.
User fees, regulatory charges and external fees
Reporting on the User Fees Act
General and financial information by fee
|Fee name||Fees for processing requests filed under the Access to Information Act|
|Fee type||Other products and services|
|Fee-setting authority||Access to Information Act|
|Year last amended||1992|
|Performance standard||A response is provided within 30 days following receipt of a request; the response time may be extended under section 9 of the Access to Information Act.|
|Performance results||The department responded within 30 days in 89% of cases.|
Financial information, 2016–17 (dollars)
|Forecast revenue||Actual revenue||Full cost|
Financial information, 2017–18, 2018–19 and 2019–20 (dollars)
|Planning year||Forecast revenue||Estimated full cost|