Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat mandate
Better government: with partners, for Canadians
- Effective People:
- Cultivate the federal public service as a model workplace where professional, skilled workers are trained and motivated to serve Canadians.
- Effective Policies:
- Build management frameworks, support pro-active risk management, and empower partners to manage resources and report results.
- Effective management of the Public Purse:
- Provide guidance so that resources are soundly managed across government with a focus on results and value for money.
As the administrative arm of the Treasury Board, the Secretariat has a dual mandate: to support the Treasury Board as a committee of ministers and to fulfil the statutory responsibilities of a central government agency. It is headed by a Secretary, Yaprak Baltacıoğlu.
The Secretariat is tasked with providing advice and support to Treasury Board ministers in their role of ensuring value-for-money as well as providing oversight of the financial management functions in departments and agencies.
The Secretariat makes recommendations and provides advice to the Treasury Board on policies, directives, regulations, and program expenditure proposals with respect to the management of the government's resources. Its responsibilities for the general management of the government affect initiatives, issues, and activities that cut across all policy sectors managed by federal departments and organizational entities (as reported in the Main Estimates). The Secretariat is also responsible for the comptrollership function of government.
Under the broad authority of sections 5 to 13 of the Financial Administration Act, the Secretariat supports the Treasury Board in its role as the general manager and employer of the public service.
For more information about the programs and activities of the Treasury Board Secretariat, consult our inventory of programs.
For more information about the Secretariat, consult our Reports Section.
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