2021–22 Supplementary Information Tables

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Reporting on Green Procurement

This supplementary information table supports reporting on green procurement activities in accordance with the Policy on Green Procurement.


Although the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada (the Office) is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy, the Office adheres to the principles of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) by complying with the Policy on Green Procurement.

The Policy on Green Procurement supports the Government of Canada’s effort to promote environmental stewardship. In keeping with the objectives of the Policy, the Office supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision-making process through the actions described in the 2019 to 2022 FSDS “Greening Government” goal.


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Greening Government: The Government of Canada will transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient, and green operations.

FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Starting point(s), performance indicator(s) and target(s) Results achieved Contribution by each departmental result to the FSDS goal and target
Actions supporting the Greening Government goal and the Policy on Green Procurement The Office used environmental criteria to reduce the environmental impact and ensure best value in government procurement decisions. Applying green procurement to all material and supplies purchased in day to day operations, giving preference to materials containing recycled and post-consumer content and certified by external environmental agencies like EcoLogo and EnergyStar. This actions includes purchasing chlorine-free and 100% recycled paper.

Performance indicator: Proportion of material and supplies purchased that fall under targeted category (i.e. containing recycled materials, post-consumer content, chlorine-free and eco-certified)

Target*: 80% of all material and supplies purchased meet the green procurement criterion per the indicator.

The Office is purchasing copy paper made with 100% post-consumer fibre. When possible, office supplies labelled with environmental certified logos are selected first. The Office decreased the amount of paper it purchases especially as employees worked from home in 2021–22. Green procurement incorporates environmental considerations into purchasing decisions and motivated suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of the goods and services they deliver and their supply chains.

*Note: The target of 80% was not tracked in 2021–22 due to employees working from home.

Report on integrating sustainable development

During the 2021–22 reporting cycle, the Office had no proposals that required a strategic environmental assessment and no public statements were produced.

Details on transfer payment programs

Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada’s Contribution Program

Start date 2010–11
End date Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation The program is appropriated annually through the Estimates.
Fiscal year of terms and conditions 2010–11
Link to departmental result(s) Public sector disclosures of wrongdoing and complaints of reprisal are dealt with in a timely and effective manner.
Link to department’s Program Inventory Disclosure and Reprisal Management Program
Purpose and objectives of transfer payment program The transfer payment program is pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (the PSDPA) and supports the Core Responsibility of the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada. It provides access to legal advice in a timely and effective matter to qualified individuals and ensuring that the rights to procedural fairness and natural justice are upheld.
Results achieved The transfer payment program provided qualified individuals with access to legal advice about their situation, rights, obligations and assistance in determining their best course of action. In 2021–22, the Office received 54 requests for funding for legal advice under the PSDPA and 29 of those requests were granted.
Findings of audits completed in 2021–22 There were no audits completed during the 2021–22 reporting year
Findings of evaluations completed in 2021–22 There were no evaluations completed during the 2021–22 reporting year. The last completed evaluation was in 2018–19.
Engagement of applicants and recipients in 2021–22 Consultations with applicants and recipients were completed through a survey during the 2018–19 transfer payment program evaluation to assess and receive feedback on the design, delivery, and results of the program

Financial information (in dollars)

Type of transfer payment 2019–20 actual spending 2020–21 actual spending 2021–22 planned spending 2021–22 total authorities available for use 2021–22 actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2021–22 actual minus 2021–22 planned)
Total contributions 22,362 18,267 50,000 50,000 29,649 (20,351)
Explanation of variances As in previous years, the 2021–22 surplus is due to annual variations in the number of funding requests received, the number of those requests that are approved by the Commissioner, and the amount of funding awarded, whether it is $1,500 or $3,000. Finally, once funding is awarded, the Commissioner has no control over the actual amounts used by the recipient.

Response to parliamentary committees and external audits

Response to parliamentary committees

There were no parliamentary committee reports requiring a response in 2021–22.

Response to audits conducted by the Office of the Auditor General of Canada (including audits conducted by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development)

There were no audits in 2021–22 requiring a response.

Response to audits conducted by the Public Service Commission of Canada or the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages

There were no audits in 2021–22 requiring a response.