Travel and Hospitality

In December 2003, the Treasury Board of Canada announced a new requirement to publish travel and hospitality expenses of senior executives on the Internet.

Travel Expenses

The Office of the Auditor General of Canada discloses the travel expenses of the Auditor General, the Deputy Auditor General, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, and Assistant Auditors General. Senior executive travel in support of audits and professional practice includes domestic and international travel for audits of federal departments and agencies, Crown corporations, and territories. Senior executives also travel to deliver speeches about our work and to participate in organizations such as the Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors, the CCAF-FCVI Inc., the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Interoffice travel, between the head office in Ottawa and regional offices in Halifax, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver, also occurs.

Travel expenses for senior executives paid directly by other organizations are not included in these disclosures. Travel expenses paid for by the Office for senior executives that are subsequently recovered are indicated as such.

Hospitality Expenses

The Office of the Auditor General of Canada incurs hospitality expenses to support its audits, professional practice, corporate services, and professional development, and to motivate employees to strive for excellence. The Auditor General, the Deputy Auditor General, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, and Assistant Auditors General may incur hospitality expenses when they meet with parliamentarians (P), senior officials of federal government departments, agencies and Crown corporations (G), Office employees (E), and external advisors and representatives of other organizations (O) in order to discuss the work of the Office.

The Office incurs other hospitality expenses not included in the disclosures reported on this website for events such as professional development symposiums. Those expenses are managed by employees below the level of Assistant Auditor General.

Hospitality expenses of senior executives incurred while travelling are disclosed on this website in the same period as the related travel expenses. The amounts disclosed include all taxes.

Hospitality expenses for senior executives paid directly by other organizations are not included in these disclosures. Hospitality expenses that are initially paid by the Office for senior executives and that are recovered from other organizations are shown.