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41st Parliament, 1st Session (June 2, 2011 - September 13, 2013) Current Session
The mandate of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates focuses on the effectiveness and proper functioning of government operations as well as on the estimates process.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(c), the Committee’s mandate includes primarily the study of:

  • the effectiveness of government operations;
  • the expenditure budgets of central departments and agencies;
  • the format and content of all estimates documents;
  • cross-departmental mandates, including programs delivered by more than one department or agency;
  • new information and communication technologies adopted by the government;
  • statutory programs, tax expenditures, loan guarantees, contingency funds and private foundations deriving the majority of their funding from the Government of Canada.

The Committee is specifically mandated to examine and conduct studies related to the following organizations:

Central agencies and departments

  • Privy Council Office/Prime Minister’s Office
  • Treasury Board Secretariat
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Shared Services Canada

Organizations Related to Human Resources Matters

  • Public Service Commission
  • Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Canada School of Public Service
  • Public Service Labour Relations Board
  • Public Service Staffing Tribuna

Other Organizations

  • Office of the Secretary to the Governor General
  • Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
  • Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner
  • Office of the Procurement Ombudsman Crown Corporations
  • Canada Lands Company
  • Defence Construction (1951) Limited
  • Old Port of Montréal Corporation
  • Public Sector Pension Investment Board
  • Royal Canadian Mint
  • Parc Downsview Park Inc.