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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

Government Operations committee  Yes. That's the guidance we're giving to other government departments.

June 12th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

June 12th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

June 12th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  Through the centre of excellence on costing we're trying to educate other government departments on how to best assess their financial risk and—especially when they're presenting TB submissions to our department, or through the Treasury Board Secretariat—how to best cost their fi

June 12th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  Thank you for the question. Actually, our main estimates will reflect past approved funding from past fiscal years, such as the last fiscal year. We have funding for the Canadian Digital Service in our future main estimates, so you will see it agglomerated in our vote 1 funding.

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  No; the report that was published in December did in fact contain data. When we published our report on the results last fall, we did not yet have the data from the indicators.

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill

Government Operations committee  Exactly. We had to wait for these data, which became available on December 7, 2018, to be precise.

March 18th, 2019Committee meeting

Karen Cahill