2015 Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences

As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for the National Energy Board for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by the NEB support the Agency’s mandate and the government’s priorities.

The NEB provides oversight of safety, integrity, environmental and economic issues throughout the lifecycle of its regulated facilities. As we continue working on behalf of Canadians, one ultimate outcome remains clear: the safety of Canadians and the protection of the environment for future generations.

In support and development of its programs, NEB incurs travel, hospitality and conference expenses. In 2014-15, NEB spent approximately $2 million on travel, conferences and hospitality. A large portion of these expenses were in support of the program activities for Energy Regulation, which provides the Canadian public, project proponents and other government agencies with regulation of international and designated interprovincial power lines; construction, operations, and toll and tariffs on international and interprovincial pipelines; energy trade; and exploration and development in certain frontier and offshore areas.

Summary of annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences for the National Energy Board for fiscal year ending March 31, 2015
Expenditure Category Expenditures
for the
year ending
March 31, 2015
(a)
Expenditures
for the
year ending
March 31, 2014
(b)
Variance
(a - b)
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel - Public Servants 1,826 2,328 (502)
Travel - Non-Public Servants 26 26 0
International Travel by Minister and Minister’s Staff 0 0 0
Travel 1,852 2,354 (502)
Hospitality 43 83 (40)
Conference Fees 128 103 25
Grand Total 2,023 2,540 (517)

Significant variances compared to the previous fiscal year:

Travel:

Public servants: Compared with fiscal year 2013-14, departmental travel expenditures by public servants decreased mainly due to the reduction in the number of hearing and engagement related activities.

Hospitality:

The NEB hosted fewer hearings and events during 2014-15.

Conferences Fees:

The description of conferences was realigned to agree with the Treasury Board guidance.

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