Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2011-2012

As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for Transport Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012. 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 conferences incurred by Transport Canada are related to supporting departmental mandate(s) and the government’s priorities.

Transport Canada provides a variety of programs and services to Canadian citizens. These programs and services relate to areas such as safety, security, the environment and innovation in transportation by air, land and sea.

The department is committed to ensuring Canada has aviation, rail, road and marine transportation systems that are safe, secure, environmentally responsible and innovative.

For more information about Transport Canada’s mandates and priorities, please visit the Departmental Performance Report (DPR).

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of Transport Canada are summarized below:

Expenditure Categories Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2012 Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2011 +/- (In thousand of $)
(in thousands of dollars) (in thousands of dollars) (in thousands of dollars)
Travel - Public Servants $25,385 $32,014 $ (6, 629)
Travel - Non-Public Servants $566 $677 $ (111)
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff - $42 $ (42)
Total Travel $25,951 $32,733 $ (6,782)
Hospitality $232 $470 $ (238)
Conference Fees $254 $294 $ (40)
TOTAL $26,437 $33,497 $ (7,060)

Significant variances compared to the previous fiscal year.

This section is used to provide a brief explanation of significant variances from the previous year's annual expenditures for each category.

TRAVEL:

  • Public Servants: Compared to fiscal year 2010/2011, departmental travel expenditures by public servants decreased mainly due to:
    • The reduction in expenditures compared to Fiscal Year 2010/2011 is a result of administrative efficiency improvement.
  • Non-Public Servants: Compared to fiscal year 2010/2011, departmental travel expenditures by non-public servants decreased mainly due to:
    • The reduction in expenditures compared to Fiscal Year 2010/2011 is a result of administrative efficiency improvement.
  • International Travel by Minister and Minister’s Staff: Compared to fiscal year 2010/2011, departmental travel expenditures by the minister and his/her staff decreased mainly due to:
    • No international travel occurred in 2011/2012 by the Minister and his staff.
    • For further details on international travel, please visit TC Proactive Disclosure.

Hospitality: Compared to fiscal year 2010/2011, departmental hospitality expenditures decreased mainly due to:

  • The reduction in expenditures compared to Fiscal Year 2010/2011 is a result of administrative efficiency improvement.

Conferences Fees: Compared to fiscal year 2010/2011, departmental conference fees expenditures decreased mainly due to:

  • The reduction in expenditures compared to Fiscal Year 2010/2011 is a result of administrative efficiency improvement.
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