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The policy instruments listed have been updated within the last two years.

Instruments Date modified:

COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Policy on

Policy

2021-10-06

Classification of Procurement Items, Data Standard on

Standard | Other financial management policy instruments; Procurement

This standard defines common procurement item classification code which allows for consistent recording, aggregation and reporting of financial information within the departmental finance and materiel management systems (DFMS).

2021-08-18

Communications, Directive on the Management of

Directive | Communications and Federal Identity

Provides rules for managing and coordinating communications, including procedures for advertising, public opinion research, social media and web communications.

2021-06-30

Planning and Management of Investments, Policy on the

Policy | Assets and acquired services

The policy ensures that the Government of Canada has the necessary assets and services in place to support program delivery to Canadians.

2021-06-30

GC 4400 Guideline: Illustrative Quarterly Financial Report

Legislation And Regulations

Provides the special purpose financial reporting framework for the quarterly financial report prepared by departments in accordance with section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act.

2021-05-25

GC 4500 Guideline: Illustrative Departmental Financial Statements

Legislation And Regulations

Complements the Public Sector Accounting Handbook (PSAH) by providing specific policies related to the preparation of Departmental Financial Statements.

2021-05-25

GC 5200 Guideline: Illustrative Crown Corporations Quarterly Financial Report

Legislation And Regulations

Provide the form and manner of quarterly financial reports prepared by Crown corporations in accordance with section 131.1 (1) of the Financial Administration Act.

2021-05-25

Automated Decision-Making, Directive on

Directive

The Government of Canada is increasingly looking to utilize artificial intelligence to make, or assist in making, administrative decisions to improve service delivery. The Government is committed to doing so in a manner that is compatible with core administrative law principles such as transparency, accountability, legality, and procedural fairness. Understanding that this technology is changing rapidly, this Directive will continue to evolve to ensure that it remains relevant.

2021-04-01

Classification, Directive on

Directive | Job and Position Management; Organizational Design and Classification

Establishes roles and responsibilities in organizational design and classification for Heads of Human Resources, managers, persons accredited, or trained, in organizational design and classification.

2021-04-01

Proactive Disclosure of Contracts, Guidelines on the

Guidelines

Provides advice to managers and functional specialists on identifying, collecting and publishing proactively disclosed contract information.

2021-04-01

Service and Digital, Directive on

Directive | Service and digital

Articulates how Government of Canada organizations manage service delivery, information and data, information technology, and cyber security in the digital era.

2021-04-01

Standard on Information Technology Provisions, Directive on Service and Digital - Appendix G

Procedure

2021-04-01

Standard on Information Technology User and Workpoint Profiles, Directive on Service and Digital - Appendix F

Procedure

2021-04-01

Terms and Conditions of Employment for Certain Excluded and Unrepresented Groups and Levels, Directive on

Directive | Permanent and Temporary Separation; Total Compensation; Workplace Management

The directive provides direction to managers and designated senior officials to ensure the sound, consistent, effective, and equitable administration of the terms and conditions of employment for persons occupying certain excluded and unrepresented positions across the core public administration, where the terms and conditions of employment of such positions differ from those provided in the relevant collective agreement, or in any other Treasury Board policy instrument related to employment terms and conditions.

2021-04-01

Terms and Conditions of Employment for Students, Directive on

Policy | Permanent and Temporary Separation; Staffing and Employee Integration; Total Compensation

The directive provides direction to managers and designated senior officials to ensure the sound, consistent, effective, and equitable administration of the terms and conditions of employment for students across the core public administration.

2021-04-01

Debt Deletion, Guide to

Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide departments with information on the deletion of debts owing to the Crown, in accordance with the Financial Administration Act (FAA).

2021-03-30

Managing Receivables, Guide to

Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide departments with information on how to manage receivables. This guide elaborates on the requirements set out in the Directive on Public Money and Receivables.

2021-03-24

Departmental Collaboration with Recipients of Grants and Contributions, Guide to

Guide

2021-01-19

Delegation of Spending and Financial Authorities, Directive on

Directive | Delegation of spending and financial authorities

Provides Chief Financial Officers their responsibilities for delegating, maintaining and management and oversight of spending and financial authorities.

2021-01-18

Accounting Standards, Directive on

Directive | Accounting

Outlines the accounting, reporting and recording framework for the Government’s consolidated financial statements, departmental financial statements, and departmental quarterly financial reports.

2021-01-07

GC 2200 Related party disclosures

Legislation And Regulations

Supports the Public Sector Accounting Handbook (PSAH) in stating the Government's accounting policies for related party transactions.

2021-01-07

GC 3050 Loans Receivable

Legislation And Regulations

Supports the Public Sector Accounting Handbook (PSAH) in stating the Government's accounting policies for loans receivable, and provides additional policy direction for the presentation of loans in the Government's consolidated financial statements.

2021-01-07

GC 3150 Tangible Capital Assets

Legislation And Regulations

Supports the Public Sector Accounting Handbook (PSAH) in stating the Government's accounting policies for tangible capital assets, including betterments and leasehold improvements.

2021-01-07

GC 3300-3310 Contingent Liabilities and Loan Guarantees

Legislation And Regulations

Supports the Public Sector Accounting Handbook (PSAH) in stating the Government's accounting policies for contingent liabilities and loan guarantees.

2021-01-07

GC 3420 Inter-entity transactions

Legislation And Regulations

Supports the Public Sector Accounting Handbook (PSAH) in stating the Government's accounting policies for inter-entity transactions.

2021-01-07

GC 3430 Restructuring transactions

Legislation And Regulations

Supports the Public Sector Accounting Handbook (PSAH) in stating the Government's accounting policies for restructuring transactions.

2021-01-07

GC 4500 Departmental Financial Statements

Legislation And Regulations

Complements the Public Sector Accounting Handbook (PSAH) by providing specific policies related to the preparation of Departmental Financial Statements.

2021-01-07

GC 5200 Crown Corporations Quarterly Financial Report

Legislation And Regulations

Provide the form and manner of quarterly financial reports prepared by Crown corporations in accordance with section 131.1 (1) of the Financial Administration Act.

2021-01-07

Government of Canada Accounting Handbook, Introduction

Legislation And Regulations

Provides supplementary information that states the Government’s accounting choices and policies, and provides specific policies relevant to departmental financial statements and quarterly financial reports.

2021-01-07

Prevention and Resolution of Workplace Harassment and Violence, Directive on the

Directive

This directive is issued pursuant to the same authorities indicated in section 2 of the Policy on People Management.

2021-01-01

Financial Management of Pay Administration, Guideline on

Guidelines

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) revised the guidance related to the financial management of pay administration, including a generic approach for post-payment verification.

2020-12-02

Claims, Guide to

Guide

Provides departments with information to assist managers and staff to make sound decisions, to ensure the efficiency, expediency and timeliness for settling and paying claims by the Crown or claims against the Crown.

2020-12-01

Respectful Workplace Policy—Office of the Prime Minister and Ministers’ Offices

Policy

This policy will be reviewed to reflect the changes to the Canada Labour Code and the new Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations once Bill C-65 (An Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code [Harassment and Violence], the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1) comes into force.

2020-10-15

Proactive Publication of Travel and Hospitality Expenses, Guide to the

Guide

This guide supports the requirements for the proactive publication of travel and hospitality expenses under the Access to Information Act and applies to government institutions that are subject to the Access to Information Act.

2020-08-01

Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, Directive on

Directive | Travel, Hospitality, Conferences and Events

Provides detailed direction on the handling of expenditures for travel, hospitality, conferences and events.

2020-07-31

Email Management, Standard on

Standard | Information management

Ensures that Shared Services Canada, as well as other departments and agencies, efficiently, effectively and promptly manages email.

2020-07-27

Privacy Impact Assessment, Directive on

Directive | Privacy protection

Provides direction to government institutions on how to assess the privacy impacts of new or substantially modified programs or activities involving the creation, collection and handling of personal information.

2020-06-18

Privacy Practices, Directive on

Directive | Privacy protection

Provides direction to government institutions on how to implement effective privacy practices.

2020-06-18

Privacy Protection, Policy on

Policy | Access to information and privacy; Privacy protection

Provides direction to government institutions to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act.

2020-06-18

Classification Oversight, Directive on

Directive | Job and Position Management; Organizational Design and Classification

Describes the responsibilities of Heads of Human Resources for the oversight of classification, including Executive classification.

2020-04-01

Interchange Canada, Directive on

Directive | Employee Performance, Learning, Development and Recognition; Staffing and Employee Integration

This directive details key stakeholders’ responsibilities regarding fair and consistent management of Interchange Canada assignments.

2020-04-01

Performance Management, Directive on

Directive | Employee Performance, Learning, Development and Recognition

This directive provides direction to head of human resources and managers on the management of employee performance in the core public administration.

2020-04-01

Service and Digital, Guideline on

Guidelines

This Guideline on Service and Digital supports the Government of Canada in implementing the Treasury Board Policy on Service and Digital and Directive on Service and Digital, with advice, considerations, and best practices.

2020-04-01

Terms and Conditions of Employment, Directive on

Directive | Permanent and Temporary Separation; Total Compensation; Workplace Management

Directs departments and agencies that will ensure the equitable, accurate, consistent, transparent and timely application of terms and conditions of employment across the core public administration.

2020-01-23
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