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, as well as policies on procurement cards and credit cards.
Objective and Scope
The audit objective was to assess whether departments have effective processes to verify that the travel, meal and hospitality expenses of the Premier, ministers, associate ministers and their staff comply with policies.
We follow a rotational approach, so that we audit each department once every three years. This year, we audited expenses from the following ministries:
- Executive Council (Premier’s Office)
- Treasury Board and Finance
- Mental Health and Addiction
- Jobs, Economy and Trade
- Immigration and Multiculturalism
- Skilled Trades and Professions
- Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction
- Technology and Innovation
We conclude that all departments examined had effective processes, for the period from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023 to verify that the travel, meal and hospitality expenses of the Premier, ministers, associate ministers and their staff comply with policies.