Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences – 2012-2013

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for the Canada Border Services Agency for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.  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 federal departments and agencies are related to supporting departmental mandate(s) and the government's priorities.

In particular, for Canada Border Services Agency, this includes the delivery of the following core programs and/or services to Canadians: 2012-13 Departmental Performance Reports (DPR)

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the Canada Border Services Agency are summarized below:

Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2013
(a)
(in thousands of dollars)
Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2012
(b)
(in thousands of dollars)
Variance
(a-b)

(a-b
Travel – Public Servants
$31,230 $34,167 -$2,937
Travel – Non-Public Servants
$7,345 $6,807 $538
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff Footnote 1
     
Total Travel $38,575 $40,974 -$2,399
Hospitality $66 $173 -$107
Conference Fees $101 $160 -$59
TOTAL $38,741 $41,307 -$2,566

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Includes international travel that is part of a department's program.

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Significant variances compared to the previous fiscal year

Travel:

  • Compared to fiscal year 2011-2012, the decrease in CBSA travel expenditures by public servants is primarily the result of continued efforts to ensure travel expenditures are managed in a more effective and economical manner.
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