Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences

This report represents the final Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences provided by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (the CIRB or the Board), as effective November 1, 2014, the Board’s resources were transferred to the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC).

Through the coming into force of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Act, on November 1, 2014, the Government of Canada consolidated the provision of support services to eleven administrative tribunals, including the Board, into the ATSSC as a single, integrated service provider.  As a result, the Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures report information, including support services provided to the Board, after November 1, 2014 will be provided by the ATSSC.

As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, his report provides information on the Board expenditures for the first seven months of the 2014–15 fiscal year and the total annual expenditures for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

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 incurred by federal departments and agencies are for the most part directly related to supporting departmental mandate(s) and the government’s priorities.

The Canada Industrial Relations Board is an independent, representational, quasi-judicial tribunal responsible for the interpretation and application of Part I (Industrial Relations) and certain provisions of Part II (Occupational Health and Safety) of the Canada Labour Code (the Code), as well as Part II of the Status of the Artist Act. The Board was established in January 1999 through amendments to Part I of the Code. The mandate of the Board is to contribute to and promote effective industrial relations in the federally regulated private sector.

Further details on the Board’s mandate, program activities and legislation may be found in the Report on Plans and Priorities and Departmental Performance Report.

The Board’s total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences are summarized below:

Expenditure Category Expenditures for
the year ending
October 31, 2014
(a)
Expenditures for
the previous
year ending
March 31, 2014
(b)
Variance
(a - b)
(in dollars)
Travel–Public Servants 302,856 469,693 (166,837)
Travel–Non-Public Servants 6,997 4,790 2,207
Total Travel 309,853 473,483 (163,630)
       
Hospitality 3,847 6,834 (2,987)
Conference Fees 0 400 (400)
TOTAL 313,700 481,717 (168,017)

Significant variances compared to the previous fiscal year.

Variances are mainly due to 2014–15 expenditures representing only seven months, as resources of the Board were transferred to ATSSC on November 1, 2014.  Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences after November 1, 2014 will be provided in the Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences for the ATSSC.

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