Supplementary information tables

Internal Audits and Evaluations

Internal Audits (2012–2013)

Name of internal audit Internal audit type Status Completion date
Internal Audit of Human Resources 2013  Human Resources Management  Completed  May 28, 2012

Evaluations (2012–2013)

Name of evaluation Program Status Completion date
 OIC Internal Controls  Internal Services Ongoing March 31, 2014

User Fees and Regulatory Charges(User Fees Act)

User fee : Fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the Access to Information Act

Fee type : Other products and services (O)

Fee-setting authority : Access to Information Act

Date last modified : 1992

Performance standards : Response provided within 30 days following receipt of request; response time may be extended pursuant to section 9 of the Access to Information Act.

Performance results : We responded within 30 days or less in 82 percent of completed cases. The remaining requests were completed within 31 to 180 days.*

*A Notice of Extension is sent to the requester within 30 days of receipt of request.

2012–13 ($) Planning years ($)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost Fiscal year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
n/a n/a n/a 2013-14 n/a n/a
2014-15 n/a n/a
2015-16 n/a n/a

Other information : The above revenue represents application fees for access to information requesters. For the past three years, we have waived this $5 fee, first as a pilot project and now permanently.

Under section 7 of the Access to Information Regulations, institutions may charge fees for processing records associated with requests. However, we do not charge such fees, so there are no barriers to anyone seeking information from us. Consequently, we do not calculate what those charges would be.

Response to Parliamentary Committees and External Audits

Response to parliamentary committees
The OIC was not the subject of any recommendations from parliamentary committees; however, committee reports did reference the Information Commissioner’s testimony on two occasions in 2012–2013. See page 12 of our Departmental Performance Report.
Response to the Auditor General (including to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development)
The Office of the Auditor General of Canada carries out annual audits of the OIC’s transactions and financial statements. These audits aim to provide an independent opinion on whether financial statements are presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and whether transactions conform to specified authority instruments. Results are presented to the Audit Committee to assist its work in reviewing OIC’s financial statements before approval. We received a clean audit once again in 2012–2013.
External audits conducted by the Public Service Commission of Canada or the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
Audit of the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada by the Public Service Commission of Canada.