Beginning in 2008, the Department developed a number of strategic documents to establish controls on cooperation agreements and cooperation agreements. Currently, the main policy document of the agreement is the guidelines for the development and management of the MOPs (MOU guidelines), introduced in 2015 and updated in August 2016. Although it has been identified as guidelines, this document primarily contains binding requirements that the Department must meet. With regard to cooperation agreements, the most important political document is the Cooperation Directive, which was introduced in 2012 and updated in 2014 and again in November 2016. In addition to these two policy documents, the Department has a set of guidelines, processes, instruments and proposals to support the functioning of partnerships and cooperation. B such as guidelines for concluding or amending cooperation agreements and managing financial contributions. Although there are a number of key policy areas, directives and guidelines that address specific but limited aspects of certain partnerships and cooperations, such as the TBS Directive on Affected Allowances, there are no partnerships and cooperation as a whole. International agreements must be signed by the Commissioner. All others must be signed by the Director or more, in accordance with the CSC delegation of the tax authorities. The most recent and innovative internal service agreement is the shared services partnership between the Department and the Agency.
In 2012, the agreement defined, by decision of the Commission, the framework for the provision of business management services and certain other functions of the program. The agreement is unique in that it is the first time that two federal organizations have contributed resources to a single service agreement, which must also be used to support both organizations. As a result, the agreement generated approximately $24 million per year in reduced overhead costs. A provincial institution or CSC enters into an agreement on the care and custody of offenders. Rates are negotiated with provinces/territories. The audit showed that there were opportunities for improvement so that the Department had an appropriate control framework to support partnerships and cooperation agreements. While there is oversight of individual agreements and agreements, governance can be improved at the department level to ensure that they are properly managed. There is room for improvement in the risk management system and the approval process for partnerships and cooperation to ensure that controls are risk-based. The monitoring program at the agreement and departmental level could also be strengthened to ensure that problems are detected in a timely manner. Clearly defined roles and responsibilities are essential to effectively achieving the objectives of an interdepartmental service regime.
PS1. To what extent has the CLB program achieved the desired results? The ”traditional” selection process was obtained. Alumni can give advice to other alumni in the selection process. These contracts are for Aboriginal purposes and must be less than $400,000. Trade agreements and the publication of these contracts on MERX, the government`s electronic tendering system, are therefore not applicable. In the cost-to-benefit review, it was not determined during the review that costs and benefits were taken into account in the development and implementation of controls. This was supported by respondents, who stated that many of the controls put in place imposed costs on the process that exceeded the benefits they had generated. These include controls, such as the requirement that all partnerships and cooperation be allowed to negotiate before starting discussions with the potential partner, and the need for all cooperation agreements to pass through regional or sectoral oversight committees as well as regional or sectoral administration.