The following provides information on the expenses incurred by the Auditor General, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, and the Assistant Auditors General.
As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on travel, hospitality, and conference expenditures for the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG) for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2019, except for information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.
Travel, hospitality and conference expenditures incurred by the OAG are directly related to supporting the OAG’s mandate. In particular, the OAG is in the business of legislative auditing. This includes conducting audits of federal and territorial government operations, and providing Parliament with independent information, advice, and assurance regarding the federal government’s stewardship of public funds. Since 1995, the OAG has also had a specific environmental and sustainable development mandate, established through amendments to the Auditor General Act.
Travel expenses incurred after 2 March 2018 are disclosed on the Open Government Portal.
Hospitality expenses incurred after 2 March 2018 are disclosed on the Open Government Portal.
About Travel Expenses
The Office of the Auditor General of Canada discloses the travel expenses of the 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 Canadian Comprehensive Auditing FoundationCCAF-Fondation canadienne pour la vérification intégréeFCVI IncorporatedInc., 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.
About 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 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.