5 Financial Information
The PPSC’s entire budget is dedicated to operations. The organization has neither capital funds nor grants and contributions funds.
In 2011-2012, the budget at the beginning of the year was $172.2 million. It was increased by $14.4 million. This increase included an operating budget carry forward from 2010-2011 ($6.3 million) as well as money for new and renewed initiatives ($5.5 million), and severance pay entitlements and employee benefit adjustments ($2.6 million). At year-end, the budget totalled $186.6 million.
|Budget at Beginning of the Year||Additions||Budget at Year-End||Budget at Year-End|
|Total Net Budget||172.2||14.4||186.6||172.9|
|Personnel (including employee benefit plans)||120.2||6.5||126.7||118.0|
|Other Operating Costs||65.7||10.6||76.3||68.5|
|Receipts and Revenues Credited to Vote||(13.7)||(2.7)||(16.4)||(13.6)|
The increase in budget from 2010-2011 to 2011-2012 was largely due to funding for new initiatives, severance pay and parental leave es,ntitlement adjustments to the employee benefits plan, the relocation of offices, and increased revenues.
Strategic Review Implementation
The strategic review process is part of the federal government’s efforts to control spending and provide value for taxpayers’ money. As part of the process, governmental organizations such as the PPSC review their spending to assess how and whether programs are aligned with priorities, and whether they provide value for money. The PPSC participated in strategic review in 2010-2011, and the results were included in Budget 2011. The PPSC began implementing the following measures in 2011-2012, which will generate savings of $0.5 million in 2012-2013:
- the PPSC closed its local office in Inuvik, Northwest Territories; and
- the PPSC relocated four positions from Iqaluit, Nunavut to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, allowing for more effective service to the Kitikmeot region in Nunavut and the reduction of travel time and costs.
In 2013-2014, the PPSC will save an additional $3.1 million through a restructuring of the National Fine Recovery Program and the elimination of its reserve fund associated with the Integrated Market Enforcement Teams.
The actual net spending for 2011-2012 came to $156.4 million, an increase of $10.1 million from 2010-2011. The increase was due to additional personnel and employee benefits plan costs for new staffing, severance pay and termination benefits disbursements, and increased spending for leasehold improvements and Crown agents.
|Actual Spending||Actual Spending|
|Total Actual Net Spending||156.4||146.3|
|Other Operating Costs||58.0||55.5|
|Contributions to Employee Benefits Plan||15.0||14.1|
|Receipts and Revenues Credited to Vote||(16.4)||(13.6)|
Spending by Program Activities
The PPSC has three program activities. The budget as well as the actual spending is apportioned approximately 75% for drug, Criminal Code, and terrorism prosecutions, 9% for regulatory offences and economic crime prosecutions, and 16% for internal services.
|Budget at Year-End||Actual Spending||Unused Authorities||Unused Authorities|
|Total Net Spending||186.6||156.4||30.2||26.6|
|Drug, Criminal Code, and terrorism prosecution program||136.5||117.1||19.4||18.6|
|Regulatory offences and economic crime prosecution program||19.2||14||5.2||4.2|
The unused authorities for 2011-2012 were due to frozen allotments ($13.2 million), funds received at the end of the fiscal year with the coming in force of Bill C-10 (mandatory minimum penalties) ($6.5 million), and an operating surplus ($10.5 million). Frozen allotments may not be spent until specific conditions established by Treasury Board have been met.
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