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Departmental Performance Report

Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Supplementary Information (Tables)

Table of Contents

User Fees and Regulatory Charges

User Fee: Fees charged for the processing of requests under the Access to Information Act (ATIA)

Fee Type: Other products and services

Fee-setting Authority: Access to Information Act

Date Last Modified: 1992

2010–11 Actual Revenue ($): 325


Green Procurement

Part A: Green Procurement Capacity Building

Activity Target as % (as reported in 2010–11 RPP) Actual Results as % Description/Comments
Training for Procurement and Materiel Management Staff N/A 100% Procurement and Materiel Management staff has successfully completed green procurement training.
Training for Acquisition Cardholders N/A N/A TSB's procurement process is centralized and primarily performed by its Procurement and Materiel Management staff.  There is no need to train acquisition cardholders on green procurement.
Performance Evaluations N/A 0% The 2010-11 performance evaluations of Procurement and Materiel Management staff did not include a reference to supporting green procurement policy objectives. This requirement has been added to their 2011-12 performance evaluations.
Procurement Processes and Controls N/A N/A In 2010-11, the TSB made enhancements to its departmental policies, processes and control mechanisms in support of green and environmental considerations. Highlights include:

  • TSB Procurement and Materiel Management personnel use PWGSC's Mandatory Standing Offers in which environmental considerations have already been incorporated.
  • New corporate greening initiatives were introduced, such as sending contracts electronically, transmitting solicitation documents via electronic methods and accepting electronic bids.
  • The TSB's asset disposal processes have recently been standardized, so as to ensure compliance with central agency disposal policies and guidelines, including green considerations.
  • In 2010-11, new templates and checklists were developed so as to include environmental considerations in the TSB's Procurement and Materiel Management processes.

Part B: Use of Green Consolidated Procurement Instruments

Good/Service Target as % (as reported in 2010–11 RPP) Actual Results as % Description/Comments
E-waste N/A 100% In 2010-11, TSB disposals for electronic assets that could not be donated to Computers for Schools or auctioned through Crown Assets Distribution were recycled via the E-waste program.
Furniture N/A 95% Furniture procurements at TSB were primarily done through the use of PWGSC's Standing Offers which include environmental considerations.
Photocopiers and Multifunctional Devices N/A 100% In 2010-11, all photocopiers and multifunctional devices at TSB were procured/leased through the use of Standing Offers managed by PWGSC's Imaging Product Management Group (IPMG). Additionally, the TSB recycles toner cartridges.
Photocopy Paper (Multi-purpose) N/A 95% In 2010-11, TSB's multi-purpose photocopy paper was primarily procured using the PWGSC Standing Offer for copy paper and was SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) certified.
Vehicles N/A 100% In 2010-11, all TSB vehicles were purchased through PWGSC's Standing Offer for Passenger Motor Vehicles.

Part C: Reduction Initiatives for Specific Goods

Consumable/Asset Target as % Reduction or # per FTE Actual Results as % Reduction or # per FTE Description/Comments
IT Hardware: Servers N/A See text Between 2009 and 2011, by virtualizing the TSB's IT environment, the TSB reduced its number of servers from 57 down to 26, which constitutes a 55% reduction over the three years.
IT Hardware:
Laptops and Desktops
N/A See text Between 2009 and 2011, the TSB reduced its desktops and laptops from 419 to 357, a 15% reduction over the three years.  Additionally, IT asset infrastructure rationalization has led to all CRT monitors being replaced with more energy efficient flat screen monitors. The TSB's review process is still underway and further reductions are probable within the next fiscal year.
Printers and Photocopy Paper N/A See text Between 2009 and 2011, the TSB reduced its number of printers from 74 to 42, a 43% reduction over the three years. Furthermore, the department implemented duplex (double-sided) printing as the standard on all TSB printers. In 2010-11, paper expenses were reduced by 10.3% over the previous year.
Vehicles: Passenger Cars and Light Trucks N/A See text In 2010-11, the TSB reduced the size of its fleet by one vehicle (4%).