List of Acronyms

Acronym Meaning
ADM Assistant Deputy Minister
ARLU Annual Reference Level Update
BOSR Budget Office Systems Renewal
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CIO Chief Information Officer
COE Centre of Expertise
DM Deputy Minister
EMIS Expenditure Management Information System
EMS Expenditure Management Sector
ES-0# Economics and Statistics (employee classification)
EX-0# Executive (employee classification)
EXCO Executive Committee
FAA Financial Administration Act
FTE Full-Time Equivalent
GIC Governor in Council
GOS Government Operations Sector
HR Human Resources
MAF Management Accountability Framework
MC Memorandum to Cabinet
OIC Order in Council
PDG Program Directors Group
RDIMS Records, Documents and Information Management System
STS Submission Tracking System
Secretariat Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Acknowledgements

The Internal Audit and Evaluation Bureau (IAEB) of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat would like to thank all the individuals who contributed to this evaluation-interviewees, survey respondents, working session participants, and the Secretariat's Evaluation Committee-for their valuable input and support. The work of Secretariat officials involved in the validation of findings, particularly the Program Directors Group and assistant secretaries from the program sectors, was also appreciated. Finally, IAEB would like to thank the consultants, Government Consulting Services (Public Works and Government Services Canada), who undertook the evaluation, and Mark Schacter, who collaborated in writing the report.

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