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

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COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Policy on

Policy

2023-01-17

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.

2022-12-21

Official Languages in Federal Procurement, Guide to

Guide

2022-11-17

Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Setting of Reduction Targets, Standard on the

Standard

The objective of this standard is to induce major suppliers to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and set reduction targets according to the commitments in the Greening Government Strategy.

2022-11-14

Embodied Carbon in Construction, Standard on

Standard

The objective of this standard is to establish requirements to disclose and reduce the embodied carbon footprint of construction projects in accordance with the commitments in the Greening Government Strategy.

2022-11-14

Green Procurement, Policy on

Policy | Procurement

This policy requires that the procurement of goods and services actively promote environmental stewardship.

2022-11-14

Title to Intellectual Property Arising Under Crown Procurement Contracts, Policy on

Policy

The objective of this policy is to increase the potential for Commercial Exploitation of Intellectual Property developed by a Contractor in the course of a Crown Procurement Contract.

2022-09-14

Portfolio management and the real property portfolio strategy, Guide to

Guide | Assets and acquired services

2022-09-12

Making Communications Products and Activities Accessible, Guidelines on

Guidelines | Communications and Federal Identity

Guidance on creating accessible-by-default communications products and activities

2022-09-08

Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations, Directive on the Implementation of the

Directive | Official languages - communications; Official languages communication with the public

Enables the Government of Canada to minimize the risks of applications for remedy before the courts because of an institutions’ violation of the public’s rights to communicate with that institutions and receive services from it in the official language of their choice.

2022-09-08

Access to Information Requests, Directive on

Directive

Provides direction to government institutions on efficiently and consistently processing access to information requests.

2022-07-22

Access to Information, Policy on

Policy | Access to information and privacy

Provides direction to government institutions for effectively and consistently administering the Access to Information Act and Regulations.

2022-07-22

Personal Information Requests and Correction of Personal Information, Directive on

Directive | Access to information and privacy

Provides direction to government institutions on how to respond to personal information requests.

2022-07-22

Principles for Assisting Requesters

Best Practices

2022-07-15

Terms and Conditions of Employment for Executives, Directive on

Directive | Executive management; Permanent and Temporary Separation; Total Compensation; Workplace Management

The directive sets out the terms and conditions of employment for executives across the core public administration and the associated responsibilities of heads of human resources, delegated managers and executives. The directive covers salary and non-salary elements, performance pay, special deployments and career transition agreements.

2022-06-21

Ex Gratia Payments and Honorariums, Guide to

Guide

This guide supports the requirements set out in Appendix A to the Treasury Board Directive on Payments. It sets out the considerations for issuing ex gratia payments as well as honorariums, which can take the form of an ex gratia payment or a transfer payment.

2022-05-27

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.

2022-05-06

Management of Procurement, Directive on the

Directive | Procurement

The directive ensures that procurement of goods, services and construction obtains the necessary assets and services that support the delivery of programs and services to Canadians, while ensuring best value to the Crown.

2022-04-25

Proactive Disclosure of Contracts, Guidelines on the

Guidelines | Assets and acquired services; Procurement

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

2022-04-25

Transfer Payments, Policy on

Policy | Transfer payments

Explains the roles and responsibilities for the delivery and management of transfer payment programs.

2022-04-04

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.

2022-04-01

Transfer Payments, Directive on

Directive | Transfer payments

Provides departmental managers with the operational requirements for the design and management of transfer payment programs.

2022-04-01

Transfer Payments, Guideline on the Directive on

Guidelines

Transfer payments are one of the government's key instruments in furthering its broad policy objectives and priorities. They are monetary payments, or transfers of goods, services, or assets to third parties, including Crown corporations, made by the Government of Canada on the basis of appropriations. These payments do not result in the acquisition by the Government of Canada of any goods, services, or assets.

2022-04-01

Management of Executives, Policy on the

Policy | People management

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.

2021-12-30

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.

2021-12-13

Design Standard for the Federal Identity Program

Standard | Communications and Federal Identity

Explains how to apply the official symbols of the Government of Canada in all media, platforms, products, material, equipment and real property in Canada and abroad.

2021-12-13

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.

2021-11-15

Classification of Procurement Items, Data Standard on

Standard | Other financial management policy instruments; Procurement

This standard defines common procurement item classification code which allows for consistent recording, aggregation and reporting of financial information within the departmental finance and materiel management systems (DFMS).

2021-08-18

Management of Materiel, Directive on the

Directive | Materiel management

The directive ensures that materiel is planned, acquired, operated, maintained and divested in a manner that supports the delivery of programs and services to Canadians, while ensuring best value to the Crown.

2021-07-06

Planning and Management of Investments, Policy on the

Policy | Assets and acquired services

The policy ensures that the Government of Canada has the necessary assets and services in place to support program delivery to Canadians.

2021-06-30

GC 4400 Guideline: Illustrative Quarterly Financial Report

Legislation And Regulations

Provides the special purpose financial reporting framework for the quarterly financial report prepared by departments in accordance with section 65.1 of the Financial Administration Act.

2021-05-25

GC 4500 Guideline: Illustrative Departmental Financial Statements

Legislation And Regulations

Complements the Public Sector Accounting Handbook (PSAH) by providing specific policies related to the preparation of Departmental Financial Statements.

2021-05-25

GC 5200 Guideline: Illustrative Crown Corporations Quarterly Financial Report

Legislation And Regulations

Provide the form and manner of quarterly financial reports prepared by Crown corporations in accordance with section 131.1 (1) of the Financial Administration Act.

2021-05-25

People Management, Policy on

Policy | Employee Performance, Learning, Development and Recognition; Job and Position Management; Organizational Design and Classification; People management; Staffing and Employee Integration

The policy provides Deputies with foundational support in developing and sustaining a high-performing workforce that ensures good governance and service to Canadians, and an inclusive, safe, barrier-free workplace that embodies public service values including respect for people, respect for democracy, integrity, stewardship and excellence in its actions and decisions.

2021-04-28

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.

2021-04-01

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.

2021-04-01

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.

2021-04-01

Debt Deletion, Guide to

Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide departments with information on the deletion of debts owing to the Crown, in accordance with the Financial Administration Act (FAA).

2021-03-30

Managing Receivables, Guide to

Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide departments with information on how to manage receivables. This guide elaborates on the requirements set out in the Directive on Public Money and Receivables.

2021-03-24
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