Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2014-2015

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conference fees for the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada (MPCC) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. It also provides the variance explanations from the previous fiscal year in each of these areas.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conference fees incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to activities that support a departmental or agency mandate and the government's priorities.

Under Part IV of the National Defence Act, the MPCC mandate is to examine complaints arising from either the conduct of Military Police members in the exercise of policing duties or functions or from interference in their police investigations. To carry out this mandate, the Chairperson has the power to investigate, to cause the MPCC to conduct a public interest investigation, convene public hearings, and report its findings and make recommendations based on those findings. The MPCC also sustained its Outreach Program, clarifying its mandate and complaints processes to its stakeholders.

Detailed information can be found in the MPCC's Report on Plans and Priorities, Departmental Performance Report and Annual Report.

Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the MPCC
(in dollars)
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2015 Expenditures for the previous year ending March 31, 2014 Change
Travel: Public Servants 64,986 54,951 10,035
Travel: Non-Public Servants 36,919 55,045 (18,126)
Total Travel 101,905 109,996 (8,091)
Hospitality 1,225 3,073 (1,848)
Conference Fees 798 5,105 (4,307)
Total 103,928 118,174 (14,246)
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff (also included in Non-Public Servant travel) N/A N/A N/A

Significant Variances Compared With the Previous Fiscal Year

Travel

Public Servants:
Compared to 2013-14, departmental travel expenditures by public servants increased mainly as a result of additional travel related to the Fynes Public Interest Hearing (PIH), the multi-jurisdictional conduct review, and to support core mandate activities such as travel associated with conduct and interference investigations.
Non-Public Servants:
Compared to fiscal year 2013-14, departmental travel expenditures by non-public servants decreased significantly mainly due to a reduction in travel by investigators and lawyers on contracts.
Hospitality:
Compared to fiscal year 2013-14, departmental hospitality expenditures decreased due mainly to a reduction in the number of organized events combined with generally scaled down events versus previous years.
Conferences Fees:
Compared to fiscal year 2013-14, departmental conference fees expenditures decreased mainly due to refinements made to the MPCC's internal coding structure, as it relates to conferences and training expenses, in accordance with Treasury Board policies.
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