Public servants may incur expenses for travel, meals and hospitality related to government business, and can
claim expense reimbursements and certain allowances. They have to follow government policies on these types of expenses,1 as well as policies on procurement cards and credit cards.

We established an annual rotational audit of departments’ systems for verifying that the expenses of the premier, ministers, associate ministers and their staff comply with policies and to support the Treasury Board Committee oversight process as described in our May 2017 report. This is the sixth year of our audit.

We follow a rotational approach, so that we audit each department once every three years. This year, we audited the systems at the following departments:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development
  • Environment and Parks
  • Infrastructure
  • Justice and Solicitor General
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Seniors and Housing
  • Transportation

Conclusion

We conclude that all departments examined had effective processes, for the period from December 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 to:

  • verify that the travel, meal and hospitality expenses of the premier, ministers, associate ministers and their staff comply with policies
  • support the Treasury Board Committee process to oversee these expenses for the premier, ministers
    and associate ministers
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