Archived – Strategic Outcomes and Program Alignment Architecture 2013/2014

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  • Strategic Outcome 1
    • Program 1: Economic and Environmental Statistics
    • Program 2: Socio-economic Statistics
    • Program 3: Censuses
    • Program 4: Statistical Infrastructure
  • Strategic Outcome 2
    • Program 5: Cost-recovered Statistical Services
  • Program 6: Internal Services
    • Sub-program 6.1: Governance and Management Support
    • Sub-program 6.2: Resource Management Services
    • Sub-program 6.3: Asset Management Services

Strategic Outcome 1

Canadians have access to timely, relevant and quality statistical information on Canada's changing economy and society for informed debate, research and decision making on social and economic issues.

Program 1: Economic and Environmental Statistics

The Economic and Environmental Statistics program's purpose is to create a trusted, relevant and comprehensive source of information on the entire spectrum of Canada's economy in order to: inform public debate on economic issues; support economic policy development, implementation and evaluation; and guide business decision making. It is the primary source of information for developing the country's fiscal and monetary policies and for studying the economic evolution of Canadian industries and regions. These statistics support various statutory requirements, among others: the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act, Land Claims Settlements Agreements and the Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreement related to the Harmonized Sales Tax. The outputs are also vital to research and to economic policy development, implementation and evaluation by a number of federal departments, such as the Bank of Canada, Finance Canada, Industry Canada, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, as well as by provincial and territorial governments. They are extensively used by the private sector for business planning and decision making and by international agencies such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations (UN). Outputs include monthly and annual measures of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the Consumer Price Index (CPI), current indicators of retail and wholesale trade, Canada's merchandise export and import statistics, estimates of agricultural income and expenditures, transportation statistics and statistics relevant for the analysis of relationships between human activity and the environment in Canada.

Sub-program 1.1: Macro Accounts (System of National Accounts)

This program provides a conceptually integrated framework of statistics and analysis for studying the evolution of the Canadian economy. The accounts are centred on the measurement of production of goods and services, and the purchase/sale of goods and services in domestic and international markets. Corresponding price indexes are derived and estimates of economic activity in “real” or “inflation adjusted” terms are prepared. Monetary flows are tracked among the four major sectors of the economy: households, businesses, governments and non-residents. Saving, investment, assets, liabilities and national wealth are measured. This program also produces statistics on economic transactions and on Canada's assets and liabilities with the rest of the world, of which the primary output is the Balance of Payments and the International Investment Position. Financial and employment statistics for the Canadian public sector are produced: more specifically revenues, expenditures, assets, liabilities and debt statistics for the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government including government health and education institutions. The program supports various statutory requirements including the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, the Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreement and the Special Data Dissemination Standard with the International Monetary Fund. Its outputs such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Balance Sheet and Financial Flows, Provincial Economic Accounts, input-output tables and the Satellite Accounts for Household Work and the Tourism Sector are vital to the policy development and program responsibilities of the Bank of Canada, Finance Canada, Industry Canada, Foreign Affairs and International Trade and several other federal and provincial departments and agencies. Its outputs are also widely used in the private sector.

Sub-program 1.2: Industry Statistics

The program plans, directs, coordinates and controls the provision of statistical information and advice on distributive trades, manufacturing, energy, and service industries to governments, private organizations and institutions. It produces statistics concerning the activities of the agriculture sector and its participants, including national and provincial estimates for the System of National Accounts and it produces consistent, integrated and timely statistical information on all modes of transport. This is achieved by conducting annual and sub-annual surveys of manufacturing, energy, retail and wholesale trade, including a monthly survey of new motor vehicle sales. The program also includes annual and sub-annual surveys on income and prices, crop and livestock statistics. The program supplies the System of National Accounts with data required by the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, and the Special Data Dissemination Standard with the International Monetary Fund. Data are required as part of Canada's participation to the North American Free Trade Agreement under the “Snapback” provision and the Bank Act Regulations, Section 427. The program also satisfies the information requirements of Transport Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, other federal government departments, provincial governments, international organizations, industry associations, the academic community and the public at large.

Sub-program 1.3: Economy-wide Business Statistics

This program plans, directs, coordinates and controls the provision of statistical information and advice on financial and taxation statistics for enterprises, international trade, investment and capital stock, consumer and industrial prices, small businesses, and science, innovation and electronic information to governments, private organizations and institutions. This program tracks the size, financial structure and ownership characteristics of the corporate sector in Canada. The program also has responsibility for measuring production in the finance and insurance industries. Data is produced on the Corporation Returns Act and the Financial and Taxation Statistics for enterprises as well as Canada's merchandise export and import statistics and related price and volume indices (Customs and Balance of Payments basis). This program supplies the System of National Accounts with data required by the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act, Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations and the Comprehensive Integrated Tax Coordination Agreement. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), and other price indexes (industrial product prices, services producer prices, non-residential construction prices, new housing prices, machinery and equipment prices, and farm input prices) are named in numerous acts for various reasons: Canada Pension Plan Act, Old Age Security Act, the adjustment of income tax basic deductions and inflation indicators in the Government of Canada - Bank of Canada Agreement on Inflation Control Targets. The indexes are also required by the System of National Accounts to satisfy the Fiscal Arrangements Act, and the Special Data Dissemination Standard with the International Monetary Fund.

Sub-program 1.4: Environmental Statistics

This program integrates environmental and socio-economic information into sets of statistics relevant for the analysis of relationships between human activity and the environment in Canada. The primary outputs for this program are time-series estimates of various components of Canada's environmental wealth (water, clean air, forests, sub-soil minerals), natural resource usage, pollution flows and environmental protection expenditures. A detailed geographically-referenced database is maintained that facilitates environmental studies by eco-region or by water basin. The program includes an annual compendium entitled Human Activity and the Environment which is widely used by schools as well as by federal and provincial government policy makers. Program outputs are used by Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada, provincial government departments, and various private sector organizations and international institutions.

Sub-program 1.5: Analysis of Economic and Environmental Statistics

This program integrates, analyses and interprets data collected both within the department and elsewhere to describe and draw inferences about the nature of Canada's economy and society. The program plans, directs, coordinates and conducts a range of statistical analyses and publications, as well as develops, maintains and disseminates several micro-simulation models. The program provides a summary of current economic conditions through: articles in the Canadian Economic Observer, analytical reports, and annual estimates of multifactor productivity. These activities are vital for the Bank of Canada, Finance Canada, Industry Canada and the private sector financial community. New and improved techniques for the statistical analysis and interpretation of economic data sets are developed. The program also provides an important quality assurance role to verify the accuracy and relevance of the statistics produced, assist users in interpreting the data, and develop relevant concepts for the production of statistics.

Program 2: Socio-economic Statistics

The Socio-economic Statistics program's purpose is to provide integrated information and relevant analysis on the social and socio-economic characteristics of individuals, families and households and on the major factors that affect their well-being. This information is used to inform public debate on socio-economic issues; support social policy development, implementation and evaluation; guide public and private decision making and is the primary source for assessing the impact of changing economic circumstances on Canadians. The information is used extensively to evaluate and cost economic and social policy options and alternatives by Federal departments such as Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Industry Canada, Justice Canada, Public Safety Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Canadian Heritage, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Transport Canada and Infrastructure Canada, as well as provincial governments. The Socio-economic Statistics program supports statistical requirements specified by legislation or regulations in the areas of labour, immigration and employment equity. The program also provides information, analysis and measures on publicly funded facilities, agencies and systems designed to meet the socio-economic and physical needs of Canadians, on the characteristics of the individual Canadians and families they serve, and on the outcomes of the services they provide, such as justice, health, and education.

Sub-program 2.1: Labour, Education, Income and Tourism Statistics

This program provides indicators that allow the measurement of the economic well-being of Canadians through information on labour market, income, expenditures and wealth, pensions, housing and education. The program also covers statistics on tourism. Indicators are produced at various frequencies. Labour market estimates, which are among the most timely and important measures of the overall performance of the Canadian economy, are reported monthly. A multi-dimensional picture of the financial well-being of Canadian families and individuals is provided through an annual survey on income, expenditures and a periodic measurement of wealth. Indicators collected through tax data complete that picture. Information on pension funds is provided quarterly, and information on pension plans is provided yearly. The program also has a comprehensive set of Pan-Canadian education statistics and analysis that is released yearly. Tourism indicators are released monthly. The program supplies data to the System of National Accounts, the Tourism Satellite Accounts and the Balance of Payments. The program collection mandate stems from requirements in the Employment Insurance Act, the Judges Act, Senate and House of Commons Acts, the Canada and Quebec Pension Plan Acts, and the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations. The outputs of this program support economic, social and monetary policy and are relied on heavily by governments, financial institutions and researchers alike to monitor the impact of policies and programs. Specific user agencies include Finance Canada, Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Industry Canada, the Canadian Tourism Commission and the Bank of Canada.

Sub-program 2.2: Health and Justice Statistics

This program provides statistical information and analysis about the state of health of Canadians as well as criminal and civil justice in Canada. The program conducts the ongoing Canadian Community Health Survey and the Canadian Health Measures Survey, collects the data for and maintains Canada's Vital Statistics and the Canadian Cancer Registry. Health information is used to assist and support health planners and decision-makers at all levels of government, to sustain demographic and epidemiological research, and to report to the Canadian public about their collective health and health care system. Vital Statistics data are used by the Population Estimates program whose results in turn are used for the Equalization program. Through the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, which is the operational arm of a federal-provincial-territorial partnership known as the "National Justice Statistics Initiative", it strives to develop, implement and manage an effective national justice statistics program. The rationale for this program stems from a Memorandum of Understanding with Justice Canada and Cabinet decisions where Statistics Canada was named a partner in the National Justice Statistics Initiative. The program administers several surveys on crime reporting, homicide, police administration, adult and youth criminal courts, civil courts, adult corrections, expenditures personnel and key indicators reports on adult and youth corrections. The program also administers the Family Violence Statistical Program funded by the Family Violence Initiative.

Sub-program 2.3: Demographic, Aboriginal and other Social Statistics

This program produces Canada's quarterly and annual post-censal and inter-censal population estimates and population projections that are used by all levels of government, the private sector, researchers and non-government organizations. Population estimates are used to satisfy the statutory requirements of the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, including the Canada Health and Social Transfers, the Equalization Program and the Wait Times Reduction Transfer. Territorial estimates are used in the Territorial Formula Financing. Population estimates are used to allocate federal seats to provinces under the Fair Representation Act. Population estimates must be used in connection with the following legislations: Canada Pension Plan Act, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, Canada Student Loans Act, and the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act. Data include components of population growth, namely: estimates of births, deaths, immigration, total emigration, change in non-permanent residents, and inter-provincial and intra-provincial migration. This program also produces information and analytic outputs on key social issues, including immigration, visible minorities, religion, ethnicity, language, social identity, giving and volunteering, victimization, youth, families, gender, seniors, time use, care giving and receiving, and social well-being through the General Social Survey. The information is used to support various pieces of legislation including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Citizenship Act, the Multiculturalism Act, the Official Languages Act, and the Employment Equity Act. The program provides information and subject matter expertise to help support the policy interests of Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Justice Canada, Canadian Heritage, and Status of Women Canada. It is also responsible for providing subject matter expertise, coordination and integration in the collection, analysis and dissemination of data about Aboriginal people on topics such as education, use of Aboriginal languages, labour activity, income, health, communication technology, mobility and housing conditions, that are used by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and Aboriginal governments and organizations.

Sub-program 2.4: Analysis of Socio-economic Statistics

This program plans, directs, coordinates and conducts a range of statistical analyses and publications. Substantive areas of analysis include population aging and its impacts on labour markets and health care needs, wait times and access to health care, the economic circumstances of immigrants, population health status, impact of diseases and health determinants, and trends in income distribution including both low income / vulnerable populations and geographic patterns including Canada's major cities. Analysis of income and labour market data, covering topics such as data on labour force status, occupation, labour compensation, pensions, industry, individual and family income and expenditure, for both the census and sample surveys, that are of interest to policy makers, academics, business leaders and individuals is also undertaken. These activities serve four main functions and audiences: providing high quality and often leading-edge analyses on important contemporary topics for the general public; providing information of direct relevance to matters of current policy concern; contributing more generally to the corpus of national and international research in the peer-reviewed literature; and also providing an important quality assurance role to verify the accuracy and relevance of the statistics produced, to assist users in interpreting the data, and to develop relevant concepts for the production of statistics.

Program 3: Censuses

The program's purpose is to provide statistical information, analyses and services that measure changes in the Canadian population, demographic characteristics, and the agricultural sector. It serves as a basis for public and private decision making, research and analysis in areas of concern to the people of Canada. The program includes the Censuses of Population and Agriculture. The Census of Population provides detailed information on population sub-groups and for small geographical levels required to assess the effects of specifically targeted policy initiatives and serves as a foundation for other statistical surveys. Population counts and estimates are used in determining electoral boundaries, distribution of federal transfer payments, and the transfer and allocation of funds among regional and municipal governments, school boards and other locally-based agencies within provinces. The Census of Agriculture provides a comprehensive picture of the agriculture sector at the national, provincial and sub-provincial levels and is mandated by the Statistics Act. The program meets statistical requirements specified constitutionally, and supports those in statutory requirements and regulatory instruments. All per capita measures in fiscal policies and arrangements and other economic analysis, and in program and service planning, come from this program's statistical information.

Sub-program 3.1: Census of Population

This program plans, develops and implements all collection, data processing and dissemination of the periodic decennial and quinquennial censuses of population, Canada's national inventory of key socio-economic phenomena. The census provides a statistical portrait of Canada and its people. This program is the only reliable source of detailed data for small groups (such as lone-parent families, ethnic groups, industrial and occupational categories and immigrants) and for areas as small as a city neighbourhood or as large as the country itself. Because the Canadian census is collected every five years and the questions are similar, it is possible to compare changes that have occurred in the make-up of Canada's population over time. The census includes every person living in Canada on Census Day, as well as Canadians who are abroad, either on a military base, attached to a diplomatic mission, at sea or in port aboard Canadian-registered merchant vessels. Persons in Canada including those holding a temporary resident permit, study permit or work permit, and their dependents, are also part of the census. This program is mandated in many statutes and acts including the Statistics Act, Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, Canada Council for the Arts Act, Provincial Subsidies Act, Railway Relocation and Crossing Act, Industrial and Regional Development Act, Constitutional Amendments, Income Tax Regulations, Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security Act, and the War Veterans Allowance Act.

Sub-program 3.2: Census of Agriculture

This program conducts the quinquennial Census of Agriculture, and produces and publishes economic series on the agriculture sector that flow to the System of National Accounts to form the agriculture component of the Gross Domestic Product and thereby satisfy requirements of the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations. Information from this program is used to improve the register of farms for the purpose of conducting surveys and censuses to ensure proper survey coverage using samples that are as small as statistically possible and thereby minimizing response burden. This program provides a comprehensive picture of the agriculture sector at the national, provincial and sub-provincial levels and is mandated by the Statistics Act. Small area and benchmarking data produced quinquennially from the Census of Agriculture are critical to industry structural analysis, crisis management, environmental programs, pesticide management, carbon credits, water-use planning and protection, rural development and traceability. No other comprehensive source of these data currently exists and coverage of farms of all sizes is important. In some sectors and regions, small farms are significant to the economy and data are required for policy and program development.

Program 4: Statistical Infrastructure

Statistical infrastructure comprises activities and services that are administered to support a strong statistical system. Professional and Statistical Services include the development of sound statistical methodology, standardized concepts and classifications (including geographic concepts), the development and provision of statistical metadata, the development and maintenance of registers of enterprises and addresses for statistical purposes, and the provision of advice with respect to the Statistics Act and data-sharing agreements. Operational Statistical Services provide support to data collection activities for Statistics Canada's surveys, such as data capture, coding, editing, interviewer hiring and training, and the provision of advice to clients regarding statistical products. The production of Statistics Canada's catalogued publications, on-line databases and the dissemination of Statistics Canada's official release vehicle The Daily form part of statistical infrastructure. These latter activities comprise Other Statistical Support Services. Research and development activities related to statistical methodology, data collection, and operational activities are also undertaken.

Sub-program 4.1: Professional and Statistical Services

The Professional and Statistical Services program includes the development of sound statistical methodology, standardized concepts and classifications (including geographic concepts), statistical metadata, the preparation and maintenance of registers of households, farms, and other businesses and organizations for the purpose of conducting surveys and censuses. This program is also responsible for acquiring statistical data from Canada Revenue Agency and other administrative sources in order to make these data available to other programs throughout the Agency. Research activities aimed at providing practical solutions related to survey and questionnaire design, the analysis of survey data and other specific topics are undertaken, as well as the provision of expert advice on survey methodology to an international audience. The program also includes the provision of Agency-specific legal services relating to the Statistics Act and to data sharing agreements.

Sub-program 4.2: Operational Statistical Services

Operational Statistical Services comprise those activities and services relating to: the collection of data from respondents; the entry of data into computer systems; the coding of data into standard categories; and the processing of data obtained from other government organizations or administrative sources rather than directly from respondents. The hiring and training of interviewers to support ongoing, ad-hoc and cost-recovered surveys are included in this program. The Advisory Services function, including the National Contact Centre, is also part of this program.

Sub-program 4.3: Other Statistical Support

Other Statistical Support comprises all other Statistical Infrastructure activities not listed above under Professional and Statistical Services or Operational Statistical Services. This sub-program includes those activities associated with the release of the Agency's information to the public. Examples include the production of Statistics Canada's catalogued publications, on-line databases and the dissemination of Statistics Canada's official release vehicle The Daily.

Other Statistical Support also includes research and development activities relating to a number of areas such as statistical methodology, data collection, and operational activities; and it includes assisting large complex business enterprises with data collection requirements and enabling access to microdata for research purposes.

Other Statistical Support also includes the co-ordination of the aspects of the Agency's Integrated Strategic Planning Process that ensure the continuity and quality maintenance of programs.

Strategic Outcome 2

Specific client needs for high-quality and timely statistical services are met.

Program 5: Cost-recovered Statistical Services

This activity produces high quality cost-recovered statistical services that meet the needs of specific federal and provincial institutions and other clients. The projects are grouped according to type, with the groupings comprising projects involving Economic and Environmental Statistics, Socio-economic Statistics, the Censuses, Statistical Infrastructure and Internal Services.

Sub-program 5.1: Cost-recovered Services related to Economic and Environmental Statistics

This activity produces high quality cost-recovered economic and environmental outputs that meet the needs of specific federal and provincial institutions and other clients. This program designs, implements, analyses and disseminates the results of large-scale or complex surveys for external clients to provide useful information to the broadest possible spectrum of users. Examples include the surveys of small and medium-sized enterprises, the digital economy, construction wage rates, Internet use, household energy use and household interaction with the environment. Cost-recovered analytical projects and research, and micro-simulations are also included in this program.

Sub-program 5.2: Cost-recovered Services related to Socio-economic Statistics

This activity produces high quality cost-recovered socio-economic outputs that meet the needs of specific federal and provincial institutions and other clients. This program designs, implements, analyses and disseminates the results of large-scale or complex surveys for external clients to provide useful information to the broadest possible spectrum of users. Examples include surveys on public service employment, employment insurance and labour market, young Canadians, literacy and education, Aboriginal peoples, community-related activities such as resiliency, and health including tobacco use. Cost-recovered analytical projects and research, the Longitudinal Immigration Database, population projections for specific sub-populations or based on customised sets of assumptions, demographic projections and micro-simulations are also included in this program.

Sub-program 5.3: Cost-recovered Services related to the Censuses

This activity produces high quality cost-recovered outputs related to the Censuses that meet the needs of specific federal and provincial institutions and other clients. This program designs, implements, analyses and disseminates the results of large-scale or complex surveys for external clients to provide useful information to the broadest possible spectrum of users. Examples include linking of the Census database to other surveys or administrative databases for analytical purposes as well as production of statistics at detailed geographical levels.

Sub-program 5.4: Cost-recovered Services related to Statistical Infrastructure

This activity produces high quality cost-recovered outputs related to statistical infrastructure that meet the needs of specific federal and provincial institutions and other clients. Examples include imaging/data capture of the E311 Travel Declaration Cards for Canadians for the Canadian Border Services Agency; imaging and indexing of Human Resources records for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and medical coding for the provinces. This activity also produces high quality cost-recovered programs to provide access to Statistics Canada's public use and confidential microdata, including the Data Liberation Initiative providing access to Public Use Microdata Files in post secondary institute libraries. This program also includes the Research Data Centres program, currently supplying secure access to detailed microdata files in 26 universities and one research institute across Canada, as well as the Real Time Remote Access program, providing access remotely in more or less real time to researchers who submit code and receive back automatically-vetted output.

Sub-program 5.5: Cost-recovered Services related to Internal Services

This activity produces high quality cost-recovered outputs related to Internal Services that meet the needs of specific federal and provincial institutions and other clients. Examples include the analysis of the Public Service Employee Survey and workforce analysis for federal departments.

Program 6: Internal Services

Groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

Sub-program 6.1: Governance and Management Support

Sub-sub-program 6.1.1: Management and Oversight Services

Management and Oversight Services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction and governance, program planning and design; representing values and ethics; and allocating resources and taking investment decisions; as well as those activities related to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and/or plans. Service Groupings for Management and Oversight Services include: Strategic Policy and Planning and Government Relations (incl. Federal / Provincial / Territorial / International); Executive Services; Corporate Policy, Standards, Guidelines; Investment Planning; Project Management; Risk Management; Performance and Reporting; Internal Audit; Evaluation.

Sub-sub-program 6.1.2: Communications Services

Communications Services involve activities undertaken to ensure that Government of Canada communications are effectively managed, well coordinated and responsive to the diverse information needs of the public. The communications management function ensures that the public – internal or external – receives government information, and that the views and concerns of the public are taken into account in the planning, management and evaluation of policies, programs, services and initiatives. Service Groupings for Communications Services include: Public Opinion Research; Corporate Identity; Consultations; Media Relations; Advertising, Fairs, Exhibits; In-Person Service, Telephone, Facsimile, Mail, Internet; Translation; Publications.

Sub-sub-program 6.1.3: Legal Services

Legal Services involve activities undertaken to enable government departments and agencies to pursue policy, program and service delivery priorities and objectives within a legally sound framework. Services include the provision of: policy and program advice, direction in the development and drafting of the legal content of bills, regulations, and guidelines; assistance in the identification, mitigation and management of legal risks; legal support in ensuring compliance and enforcement of standards, regulations and guidelines; and representing the Crown's interests in litigation. Service Groupings for Legal Services include: Legal Advice; Preparation of Legal Documents; Litigation Services; Legislative Drafting; Legal Oversight.

Sub-program 6.2: Resource Management Services

Sub-sub-program 6.2.1: Human Resources Management Services

Human Resources Management Services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, allocating resources among services and processes, as well as activities relating to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and/or plans. Service Groupings for Human Resources Management Services include: HR Planning, Work, Organization Design and Reporting; Job and Position Management; Employee Acquisition and Orientation; Total Compensation; Employee Performance, Learning, Development and Recognition; Permanent and Temporary Separations; Workplace Management.

Sub-sub-program 6.2.2: Financial Management Services

Financial Management Services involve activities undertaken to ensure the prudent use of public resources, including planning, budgeting, accounting, reporting, control and oversight, analysis, decision support and advice, and financial systems. Service Groupings for Financial Management Services include: Financial Planning & Budgeting; Accounting Management; Expenditure Control; Payments Service; Collections and Receivables Service; Asset and Liability Management Service.

Sub-sub-program 6.2.3: Information Management Services

Information Management Services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective information management to support program and service delivery; foster informed decision making; facilitate accountability, transparency, and collaboration; and preserve and ensure access to information and records for the benefit of present and future generations. Information management is the discipline that directs and supports effective and efficient management of information in an organization, from planning and systems development to disposal or long-term preservation. Service Groupings for Information Management Services include: Enterprise Information Architecture Services; Data Management Services; Records and Document Management Services; Library Services; Content Management Services; Archival Services; Business Intelligence and Decision Support Services; Access to Information and Privacy Services.

Sub-sub-program 6.2.4: Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective use of information technology to support government priorities and program delivery, to increase productivity, and to enhance services to the public. The management of information technology includes planning, building (or procuring), operating and measuring performance. Service Groupings for Information Technology Services include: Distributed Computing; Application/Database Development & Maintenance; Production and Operations Computing; Telecommunications Network – (Data and Voice); IT Security.

Sub-sub-program 6.2.5: Other Administrative Services (not currently used)

Other Administrative Services include GC travel services, as well as those other internal services that do not smoothly fit with any of the internal services categories. Service Groupings for Other Administrative Services include: Travel; Other Administrative Services.

Sub-program 6.3: Asset Management Services

Sub-sub-program 6.3.1: Real Property Services (not currently used)

Real Property Services involve activities undertaken to ensure real property is managed in a sustainable and financially responsible manner, throughout its life cycle, to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs. Real property is defined as any right, interest or benefit in land, which includes mines, minerals and improvements on, above or below the surface of the land. Service Groupings for Real Property Services include: Acquisition; Operations and Management; Disposal.

Sub-sub-program 6.3.2: Materiel Services

Materiel Services involve activities undertaken to ensure that materiel can be managed by departments in a sustainable and financially responsible manner that supports the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs. Materiel is defined as all movable assets, excluding money and records, acquired by Her Majesty in right of Canada. Materiel management entails all activities necessary to acquire, hold, use and dispose of materiel, including the notion of achieving the greatest possible efficiency throughout the life cycle of materiel assets. Service Groupings for Materiel Services include: Acquisition; Operations and Management; Disposal.

Sub-sub-program 6.3.3: Acquisition Services (formerly Procurement Services)

Acquisition Services involve activities undertaken to acquire a good or service to fulfill a properly completed request (including a complete and accurate definition of requirements and certification that funds are available) until entering into or amending a contract. Service Groupings for Acquisition Services include: Goods Acquisitions; Services Acquisitions; Construction Acquisitions; Other Acquisitions (acquisitions that fall outside the definitions of goods or services).