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

Instruments Date modified:

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

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

Proactive Disclosure of Contracts, Guidelines on the

Guidelines

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

2020-07-30

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, Interim 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, Interim Directive on

Directive | Privacy protection

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

2020-06-18

Privacy Protection, Interim 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

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.

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

Management of Executives, Policy on the

Policy

The policy establishes the authorities and responsibilities of deputy heads and the Chief Human Resources Officer for the effective management of executives, including EX Group organization design and classification, compensation, performance and talent management and other terms and conditions of executive employment across the core public administration.

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 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.

2020-04-01

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.

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

Chief Financial Officer Attestation for Cabinet Submissions, Guideline on

Guidelines

2019-09-09

Communications and Federal Identity, Policy on

Policy | Communications and Federal Identity

Gives context and rules for how the Government of Canada (GC) enables communication with the public about policies, programs, services and initiatives, including the administration of the GC official symbols.

2019-08-10

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.

2019-08-10

Publishing, Procedures for

Procedure | Publishing

Outlines procedures to ensure the ready availability and efficient, cost-effective publication of your communications products.

2019-08-10

Examples of Acceptable Network and Device Use (non-exhaustive list), Directive on Service and Digital - Appendix C

Procedure

2019-08-02

Examples of Unacceptable Network and Device Use (non-exhaustive list of examples), Directive on Service and Digital - Appendix D

Procedure

2019-08-02

Mandatory Procedures for Enterprise Architecture Assessment, Directive on Service and Digital - Appendix A

Procedure

2019-08-02

Mandatory Procedures for Privacy and Monitoring of Network and Device Use Information Notices, Directive on Service and Digital - Appendix E

Procedure

2019-08-02

Mandatory Procedures on Application Programming Interfaces, Directive on Service and Digital - Appendix B

Procedure

2019-08-02

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.

2019-08-02

Service and Digital, Policy on

Policy | Service and digital

The Policy on Service and Digital and supporting instruments serve as an integrated set of rules that articulate how Government of Canada organizations manage service delivery, information and data, information technology, and cyber security in the digital era. Other requirements, including but not limited to, requirements for privacy, official languages and accessibility, also apply to the management of service delivery, information and data, information management and cyber security. Those policies, set out in Section 8, must be applied in conjunction with the Policy on Service and Digital. The Policy on Service and Digital focuses on the client, ensuring proactive consideration at the design stage of key requirements of these functions in the development of operations and services. It establishes an enterprise-wide, integrated approach to governance, planning and management. Overall, the Policy on Service and Digital advances the delivery of services and the effectiveness of government operations through the strategic management of government information and data and leveraging of information technology, supporting the mandate of the Minister for Digital Government in leading the Government of Canada’s digital transition. The management of these functions is guided by a commitment to the guiding principles and best practices of the Government of Canada Digital Standards: design with users; iterate and improve frequently; work in the open by default; use open standards and solutions; address security and privacy risks; build in accessible from the start; empower staff to deliver better services; be good data stewards; design ethical services; collaborate widely.

2019-08-02

Reporting of Grants and Contributions Awards, Guidelines on the

Guidelines

The Guidelines on the Reporting of Grants and Contributions Awards sets out the public requirements for the Proactive Disclosure of Grants and Contributions. It increases transparency of government funding provided through Grants and Contributions.

2019-07-22

Government Security, Policy on

Policy | Government security

Provides direction to manage government security in support of the trusted delivery of GC programs and services, the protection of information, individuals and assets, and provides assurance to Canadians, partners, oversight bodies and other stakeholders regarding security management in the GC.

2019-07-01

Identity Management, Directive on

Directive | Identity Management

Ensures effective identity management practices by outlining requirements to support departments in the establishment, use and validation of identity information.

2019-07-01

Security Management, Directive on

Directive | Security Management

Aims to achieve efficient, effective and accountable management of security within departments and agencies.

2019-07-01

Standard on Identity and Credential Assurance, Directive on Identity Management - Appendix A

Standard

2019-07-01

Standard on Security Categorization, Directive on Security Management - Appendix J

Standard | Security Management

Provides details on the types of security categories that must be applied to different types of assets, information, or services.

2019-07-01

Standard on Security Event Reporting, Directive on Security Management - Appendix I

Standard | Security Management

Provides details on Government of Canada organizations that must be contacted to report different types of security events.

2019-07-01

Government Contracts, Including Real Property Leases, in the Nunavut Settlement Area, Directive

Directive

The Directive on Government Contracts, Including Real Property Leases, in the Nunavut Settlement Area ensures that government contracting in the Nunavut Settlement Area will meet the Government of Canada’s obligations under Article 24 of the Nunavut Agreement.

2019-06-20

Contracting Policy

Policy | Procurement

Explains the requirements to meet the objective of acquiring goods and services, and carry out construction in a manner that enhances access, competition and fairness, and that results in best value or, if appropriate, the optimal balance of overall benefits to the Crown and the Canadian people.

2019-06-10

Cost Estimating, Guide to

Guide

This guide will help users develop cost estimates for Treasury Board Submissions. Additional guidance, tools, templates and training that expand on the concepts presented in this guide are available through professional associations, academic institutions and other Government of Canada publications.

2019-06-04

Project Complexity and Risk Assessments, Mandatory Procedures for

Policy | Project management

The mandatory procedures are to be used government-wide to assess project complexity and risk.

2019-05-22

Organizational Project Management Capacity Assessments, Mandatory Procedures for

Policy | Project management

The mandatory procedures are to be used government-wide for assessing the project management capacity of organizations.

2019-05-16

Accessibility Standard for Real Property

Standard | Real property

The standard establishes minimum requirements for the accessibility of real property.

2019-04-11

Fire Protection Standard

Standard | Real property

The standard describes requirements for the departmental fire protection coordinator with respect to the protection of federal real property, and the safety of those who occupy and use such property.

2019-04-11

Management of Projects and Programmes, Directive on the

Directive | Project management

The directive ensures that government projects and programmes are effectively planned, implemented, monitored, controlled and closed, so that the expected benefits and results are realized for Canadians.

2019-04-11

Planning and Management of Investments, Policy on the

Policy | Assets and acquired services

The policy sets the direction for the planning and management of assets and acquired services to ensure that these activities provide value for money and demonstrate sound stewardship in program delivery.

2019-04-11

Real Property, Policy on Management of

Policy | Real property

The policy ensures the sustainable and financially responsible management of real property, throughout its life cycle, to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.

2019-04-11

Reporting Standard on Real Property

Standard | Real property

The standard outlines information management requirements that will ensure compliance with the Treasury Board Policy on the Management of Real Property.

2019-04-11

Charging and Special Financial Authorities, Directive on

Directive | Charging and Special Financial Authorities

Outlines management practices and controls to ensure that external and internal charging practices for services provided are consistent across government, the amounts charged respect legislative limits; and the consistent treatment of non-tax revenues that are not returned to the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

2019-04-01

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.

2019-02-05
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