Financial Administration Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-11)

Act current to 2016-06-21 and last amended on 2016-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Regulations

 Subject to any other Act of Parliament, the Treasury Board may make regulations

  • (a) for the purpose of ensuring effective coordination of administrative functions and services among and within departments;

  • (b) for the establishment of general administrative standards of performance and respecting the assessment of the performance of portions of the federal public administration in the light of such standards;

  • (c) respecting the collection, management and administration of, and the accounting for, public money;

  • (d) respecting the keeping of records of public property;

  • (d.1) respecting the severance pay or other amounts payable to an employee or former employee whose employment is terminated pursuant to paragraph 11(2)(g.1), and any terms and conditions subject to which and the manner in which those amounts are to be paid;

  • (e) for the purposes of any provision of this Act that contemplates regulations of the Treasury Board; and

  • (f) for any other purpose necessary for the efficient administration of the federal public administration.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 10;
  • 1991, c. 24, s. 50(F);
  • 1996, c. 18, s. 4;
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E).

Human Resources Management

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this section and sections 11.1 to 13.

    core public administration

    administration publique centrale

    core public administration means the departments named in Schedule I and the other portions of the federal public administration named in Schedule IV. (administration publique centrale)

    deputy head

    administrateur général

    deputy head means

    • (a) in relation to a department named in Schedule I, its deputy minister;

    • (b) in relation to any portion of the federal public administration named in Schedule IV, its chief executive officer or, if there is no chief executive officer, its statutory deputy head or, if there is neither, the person who occupies the position designated under subsection (2) in respect of that portion;

    • (c) in relation to a separate agency, its chief executive officer or, if there is no chief executive officer, its statutory deputy head or, if there is neither, the person who occupies the position designated under subsection (2) in respect of that separate agency; and

    • (d) in relation to any portion of the federal public administration designated for the purposes of paragraph (d) of the definition public service, its chief executive officer or, if there is no chief executive officer, the person who occupies the position designated under subsection (2) in respect of that portion. (administrateur général)

    public service

    fonction publique

    public service means the several positions in or under

    • (a) the departments named in Schedule I;

    • (b) the other portions of the federal public administration named in Schedule IV;

    • (c) the separate agencies named in Schedule V; and

    • (d) any other portion of the federal public administration that may be designated by the Governor in Council for the purpose of this paragraph. (fonction publique)

    separate agency

    organisme distinct

    separate agency means a portion of the federal public administration named in Schedule V. (organisme distinct)

    statutory deputy head

    administrateur général au titre de la loi

    statutory deputy head means any officer who, by any Act of Parliament, is or is deemed to be a deputy head or who has, or is deemed to have, the rank of a deputy head. (administrateur général au titre de la loi)

  • Marginal note:Designation of certain deputy heads

    (2) The Governor in Council may designate any position to be the position of deputy head in respect of

    • (a) any portion of the federal public administration named in Schedule IV or V for which there is no chief executive officer; and

    • (b) each portion of the federal public administration designated for the purpose of paragraph (d) of the definition public service in subsection (1) for which there is no chief executive officer.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 11;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 9 (1st Supp.), s. 22;
  • 1991, c. 24, s. 50(F);
  • 1992, c. 54, s. 81;
  • 1995, c. 44, s. 51;
  • 1996, c. 18, s. 5;
  • 1999, c. 31, s. 101(F);
  • 2003, c. 22, ss. 8, 264.
Marginal note:Powers of the Treasury Board
  •  (1) In the exercise of its human resources management responsibilities under paragraph 7(1)(e), the Treasury Board may

    • (a) determine the human resources requirements of the public service and provide for the allocation and effective utilization of human resources in the public service;

    • (b) provide for the classification of positions and persons employed in the public service;

    • (c) determine and regulate the pay to which persons employed in the public service are entitled for services rendered, the hours of work and leave of those persons and any related matters;

    • (d) determine and regulate the payments that may be made to persons employed in the public service by way of reimbursement for travel or other expenses and by way of allowances in respect of expenses and conditions arising out of their employment;

    • (e) subject to the Employment Equity Act, establish policies and programs with respect to the implementation of employment equity in the public service;

    • (f) establish policies or issue directives respecting the exercise of the powers granted by this Act to deputy heads in the core public administration and the reporting by those deputy heads in respect of the exercise of those powers;

    • (g) establish policies or issue directives respecting

      • (i) the manner in which deputy heads in the core public administration may deal with grievances under the Public Service Labour Relations Act to which they are a party, and the manner in which they may deal with them if the grievances are referred to adjudication under subsection 209(1) of that Act, and

      • (ii) the reporting by those deputy heads in respect of those grievances;

    • (h) establish policies or issue directives respecting the disclosure by persons employed in the public service of information concerning wrongdoing in the public service and the protection from reprisal of persons who disclose such information in accordance with those policies or directives;

    • (i) establish policies or issue directives respecting the prevention of harassment in the workplace and the resolution of disputes relating to such harassment; and

    • (j) provide for any other matters, including terms and conditions of employment not otherwise specifically provided for in this section, that it considers necessary for effective human resources management in the public service.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (2) The powers of the Treasury Board in relation to any of the matters specified in subsection (1)

    • (a) do not extend to any matter that is expressly determined, fixed, provided for, regulated or established by any Act otherwise than by the conferring of powers in relation to those matters on any authority or person specified in that Act; and

    • (b) do not include or extend to

  • 2003, c. 22, s. 8;
  • 2013, c. 18, s. 46.
 
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