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The purpose of the national Indigenous Courtwork (ICW) Program evaluation is to examine the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the Program, in accordance with the Treasury Board 2016 Policy on Results. The ICW Program has been evaluated three times in the past ten years.
The audit examined the relevant processes and controls for High Performance Computing related to decision-making, capacity planning and client engagement. This audit was undertaken to provide assurance that processes are in place and aligned to SSC’s mandate, government priorities and client needs for the strategic delivery and management of High Performance Computing services.
Based on the VECPS and in accordance with Section 6 of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, SSC developed its own Organizational Code in June 2013 to provide guidance on ethical behaviour and decision-making in the context of SSC's day-to-day operations. Adherence to both the VECPS and to SSC's Organizational Code is a condition of employment. The values and expected behaviours outlined in SSC's Organizational Code are intended to promote ethical decision-making and behaviour, and guide employees in the performance of their duties. The SSC Organizational Code also recognizes the unique role SSC plays in activities related to procurement, hospitality, gifts, and information security.
The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector (VECPS) came into effect in April 2012 as an overarching guide for employees, to help clarify the role and expected behaviours of public servants, and outlines the fundamental values of the public sector of Canada. The VECPS was developed in consultation with public servants, public sector organizations and bargaining agents. The Code applies to the entire public sector, including departments, crown corporations and separate agencies. Based on the VECPS and in accordance with Section 6 of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA), Shared Services Canada (SSC) has developed its own Organizational Code (The Code) to provide guidance on ethical behaviour and decision-making in the context of day to day operations at SSC.
This Research in Brief is based on publicly available data from a number of Justice Canada, Canadian government (federal and provincial/territorial), academic and community organization studies and publications released from 2009 to 2018, as well as information from various media sources. Preliminary findings from a Justice Canada study are also presented.
The Program Alignment Architecture (PAA) was published annually and set the Departments Strategic Outcomes and Programs between 2012 and 2017.
Similarly, the Department of Justice also publishes the Departmental Results Framework and the Program Inventory. Both of these publications consist of describing the core responsibilities of the Department, and the results and key indicators for results. The program inventory identifies the programs that contribute to the department's Core Responsibilities and Beliefs/ The Departmental Results Framework and Program Inventory is currently published, with its first issue being in 2018.
The objective of this audit was to provide assurance that appropriate controls, processes and functions had been defined for Shared Services Canada (SSC) to proactively manage the demands of, and relationships with, its partners and clients. The scope of the audit included the controls, processes and functions within the Information Technology Infrastructure Library service lifecycle related to demand and relationship management with SSC’s partners and clients.
The Minister of Justice prepares a "Charter Statement" to help inform public and Parliamentary debate on a government bill. One of the Minister of Justice's most important responsibilities is to examine legislation for consistency with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ["the Charter"]. By tabling a Charter Statement, the Minister is sharing some of the key considerations that informed the review of a bill for consistency with the Charter. A Statement identifies Charter rights and freedoms that may potentially be engaged by a bill and provides a brief explanation of the nature of any engagement, in light of the measures being proposed.
The Staffing Audit Tool is a Microsoft Access database application designed and developed by the staff of the Public Service Commission’s audit function. The database application was used to manage and analyze data from the compliance assessment of appointment records. The information was collected between 2013 and 2016.
The Department of Justice has prepared this "Statement of Potential Charter Impacts" to help inform public and Parliamentary debate on Bill C-16, An Act to Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. The Statement is also intended to promote greater transparency and understanding of the Minister of Justice's role in examining legislation for consistency with Canada's Constitution. The Statement identifies potential rationales for any limits on rights and freedoms the Bill may impose. It is important to note that the Charter is not violated every time legislation impacts on or limits a right or freedom.