ESDC - Proactive Disclosure

Our Department strives to be transparent and accountable in how we conduct business, this page presents links to information that supports these efforts.  Please note that information related to the Service Canada initiative, launched in September 2005, will be disclosed on the Service Canada Proactive Disclosure page.

Disclosure of Contracts

On March 23, 2004, as part of the 2004 Budget, the government committed to "publicly disclose all contracts entered into by the Government of Canada for amounts over $10,000, with only very limited exceptions such as national security.  These new requirements will be phased in over time, starting with procurement contracts for goods and services."

Reporting shall be on a quarterly basis, corresponding to the government fiscal year quarters. Contract information must be posted on-line within thirty days of the end of each reporting period.

Disclosure of Position Reclassification

On February 25, 2004, the government announced a new framework, based on accountability, increased transparency and policy adherence, which requires that all departments and agencies post position reclassification information on their website.

The Disclosure of Position Reclassification will be based on classification decisions for occupied positions authorised during the reporting period.

Position reclassification information must be posted on-line by the last business day of the month following the end of the reporting period.

ESDC (includes Labour Program and Service Canada) - Disclosure of Position Reclassifications

Disclosure of Travel and Hospitality Expenses

On December 12, 2003, the government released the Guide for Ministers and Ministers of State and Guidelines for Ministers' Offices, which stipulate that all travel and hospitality expenses for Ministers, Ministers of State, Parliamentary Secretaries, and their exempt staff will be provided on institutional web sites. In line with this commitment, the requirement also extends to senior level Government of Canada employees.

Reporting shall be on a quarterly basis, corresponding to pre-determined periods.  Information must be posted on-line within thirty days of the end of each reporting period.

Disclosure of Grants and Contributions

On October 21, 2005, departments began to proactively disclose the awarding of grants and contributions over $25,000 as part of a government-wide Management Improvement Agenda.

Reporting is done quarterly, corresponding to the government's fiscal year quarters. Grants and contributions information must be posted on-line within 60 days of the end of each quarter.

Disclosure of Travel, Hospitality and Conferences Expenditures

In accordance with Section 6.4 of the Treasury Board Directive on Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, effective January 1, 2011, departments are required to disclose the total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences for the department through their website.  In accordance with this directive, below are Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s annual disclosure reports of travel, hospitality and conferences expenditures. 

The posting of these annual reports coincides with the tabling of the Departmental Performance Reports. 

Management Accountability Framework (MAF)

The Management Accountability Framework (MAF) is a set of 10 statements summarizing the Treasury Board Secretariat's (TBS) and the Canada Public Service Agency expectations for modern public service management.