Proactive Disclosure

TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY EXPENSES: OMBUDSMAN AND DEPUTY OMBUDSMAN

This section provides information related to the travel and hospitality expenses incurred within the Office of the Ombudsman by the Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman.

Expenses for each fiscal year quarter will be posted on a timely basis following the end of the quarter. The information available on our website includes the most recent 8-quarter periods (or 2-year period). Expense reports for the Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman are posted quarterly. Expense reports for periods prior to April 2016 are available upon request.

Note: For the last quarter of 2015/16 (January 1 – March 31, 2016) and for 2016/17, travel and hospitality expenses for the Ombudsman and Deputy Ombudsman were not posted quarterly. These expenses have now been posted.

Key Policies related to Posted Travel and Hospitality Expenses

  • Travel expenses included in the quarterly summary will include all costs paid for travel completed in the quarter.
  • Travel expenses include costs that were reimbursed by another organization. The reimbursement information is disclosed in the summary.
  • Expenses do not include any HST paid which the Office claims as an HST rebate for 100% of HST paid.
  • Expenses do not include travel locally for day-to-day meetings relating to the business operations (e.g. meeting with Ministry staff to discuss/follow-up on issues/findings).