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June 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  The premium is increasing to a 20% rate. For a public servant with an average salary of $75,000 it's $4.50 a month.

June 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  I would need to follow up on the exact number of the increase, but definitely we have seen an increase in employees accessing disability insurance. There are also other factors with respect to the increase we're requesting. One of them is we have negotiated salary collective ag

June 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  I would suggest that we ask our colleagues at SSC as they are responsible for the whole infrastructure. As a department, we have done a lot of work towards moving to cloud services, but every department is a bit different and SSC's coordinating this initiative.

June 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  The balance would be a lump sum, which is to account for an increase to 20% in the payment. As you know, it's 15%—

June 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  In effect, the $395.8 million we're asking for for the disability insurance plan is to cover two things. One is a lump-sum payment of $320 million that we have committed to the insurer, to reimburse the insurer. This is mainly to re-establish the health of the plan. As per the Of

June 16th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  Good morning. Although I don't have the number, we will commit to providing you the numbers. I can give you additional information. This information is in fact provided by all departments in the fall, around the end of September, to the Office of the Chief Information Officer fo

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  First of all, I'd like to say that currently, for the number of EXs from minority groups, we are over and above the workforce availability. That's for executive groups. The percentage of executive employees who are aboriginal persons, however, is below the workforce availability

June 12th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  Vote 10 falls more within Mr. Purves's domain.

June 12th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  That's not necessarily true. Allow me to clarify something, if I may. I wasn't talking about budgeting. I actually referred to costing. It's something departments are doing more and more of. Coming up with accurate estimates requires the right tools.

June 12th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  No, I don't think that's it. A number of steps go into coming up with an estimate. I can give you an example that relates to our department. It relates to what you see in one of the votes. When we include an initiative in the estimates, we provide the best possible estimate we ar

June 12th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  No, that's not always the case.

June 12th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

June 12th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  We're not putting the buffer ourselves. What we can do is challenge the departments to ensure that they have looked at all the mitigating factors and that they themselves have put the buffers on the costing that they have provided.

June 12th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  In our departmental plan, the statement about financial risk is not as much related to our own financial risk as the guidance we give other departments on financial risk. We have the centre of excellence for costing under the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, and what we are

June 12th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill