Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces - Report on Plans and Priorities 2014-15

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1 Treasury Board Secretariat Estimates Publications and Appropriation Acts, http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/esp-pbc/esp-pbc-eng.asp.

2 Selected Departmental Performance Reports for 2008-2009 – Department of Industry, Department of Transport. Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, September 2010, http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Mode=1andParl=40andSes=3andLanguage=EandDocId=4653561andFile=0.

3 Strengthening Parliamentary Scrutiny of Estimates and Supply. Report of the Standing Committee on Government and Operations Estimates, June 2012, http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=5690996andLanguage=EandMode=1andParl=41andSes=1.

4 Whole-of-government framework, http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ppg-cpr/frame-cadre-eng.aspx

5 The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are collectively termed “Defence”. The National Defence Act (http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/N-5/page-4.html) recognizes both Canadian Forces (CF) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as appropriate titles for the organization. The term Canadian Forces has been used in this report when necessary to accurately reflect the legal or formal title of a program, document, or similar reference.

6 National Defence Act, Justice Laws Website, http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/N-5/index.html

7 Emergencies Act, Justice Laws Website, http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/E-4.5/index.html

8 Aeronautics Act, Justice Laws Website, http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/A-2/index.html

9 Fisheries Act, Justice Laws Website, http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/F-14/index.html

10 Legislation and National Defence, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about/legislation.page

11 About Us, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-us.page

12 Canada First Defence Strategy, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about/canada-first-defence-strategy.page

13 Notes on Human Resources (Full-Time Equivalents):

  • FTE assumptions in this RPP are used as the basis for the allocation of approved financial resources for personnel in the 2014-15 Annual Reference Level Update (ARLU). The ARLU is the basis for financial information reported in both the Main Estimates and the Report on Plans and Priorities
  • These planning figures may be readjusted over the reporting period due to:
    • personnel requirements not yet approved at the time this document was prepared, and/or
    • the implementation of Budget 2014 change initiatives.
  • Planned FTE figures are based on planned establishment numbers.
  • Due to rounding, the planned HR figures may not add up to the totals shown by Program in Section II.
  • Regular Force:
    • Regular Force personnel strength is measured by total strength and includes Vote 5 funded personnel and approximately 1,100 members on leave without pay (80% related to parental leave).
      • Vote 5 funds are for Government contingencies, supplementing other appropriations to provide the Government with sufficient flexibility to meet miscellaneous, urgent or unforeseen departmental expenditures between Parliamentary supply periods.
    • While the Regular Force strength target remains 68,000 in accordance with government direction, the Regular Force is currently about 1,000 personnel under strength due to a slight increase in attrition.Given recruiting and training capacity, it will take some years to recover. Accordingly, the annual reference level update will forecast an average of personnel expected to be in the Regular Force across the year. Accordingly the ARLU figures will differ from the Regular Force targets above.
  • Civilian:
    • The civilian workforce is planned through a salary wage envelope (SWE). For reporting purposes, the civilian workforce is measured by full-time equivalents (FTE). The FTE total includes all personnel tenure (indeterminate, term, casual and student employees) actively employed and calculated as person year. For example, two part-time employees sharing one position would count as one FTE.
    • Planned civilian FTEs include Vote 5 funded personnel: 924 for FY 2014-15 and 906 for FY 2015-16 and 903 for FY 2016-17.
    • Planned civilian FTEs do not include: i) personnel on leave without pay, or ii) the National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman or the National Search and Rescue Secretariat.
    • Civilian workforce planned full-time equivalents are subject to final budgetary approval.

14 Notes on Human Resources (Reserve Force Personnel):

  • The Primary Reserve are those personnel working in various capacities with the Canadian Armed Forces where Class A reservists perform part-time work and training, Class B reservists are employed full-time or perform full-time training for more than 14 consecutive days, and Class C reservists are employed full-time but with the equivalent pay, benefits and liability as a Regular Force member.
  • The majority of Reservists serve on part-time (Class A) service. There is a significant reduction in Class A numbers during the summer as many personnel are away from their home units conducting training on short-term Class B status. In addition, some Primary Reserve members are inactive. For these reasons, total strength is not an accurate representation of those on duty. The portion of Primary Reserve that is on duty and receives payment is counted and reported as the Primary Reserve average paid strength (an annual monthly average).
  • Primary Reserve average paid strength reporting, planning and allocations are based on monthly reports provided by Assistant Deputy Minister (Finance and Corporate Services)/Director Strategic Finance Costing and Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management)/Director Human Resource Information Management (DHRIM).
  • Further information on Primary Reserve Planned Expenditures can be found on the Reserve Force web page.

15 Whole-of-government framework, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ppg-cpr/frame-cadre-eng.aspx

16 Descriptors for Government of Canada Outcome Areas, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ppg-cpr/descript-eng.aspx

17 Estimates Publications and Appropriation Acts, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ems-sgd/esp-pbc/me-bpd-eng.asp

18 Planning for a Sustainable Future: A Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada 2013-2016, Environment Canada, http://www.ec.gc.ca/dd-sd/default.asp?lang=En&n=A22718BA-1

19 Investing in Environment, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-environment/index.page

20 Planning for a Sustainable Future: A Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada 2013-2016, Environment Canada, http://www.ec.gc.ca/dd-sd/default.asp?lang=En&n=A22718BA-1

21 Cost Estimates of Canadian Armed Forces Domestic Operations, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-report-plan-priorities/2014-cost-estimates-caf-domestic-operations.page

22 Cost Estimates for Canadian Armed Forces International Operations, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-report-plan-priorities/2014-cost-estimates-caf-international-operations.page

23 Operations, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations.page

24 Current Operations, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-canada-north-america-current/index.page

25 Canadian Armed Forces Operations in Canada and North America, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-canada-north-america/index.page

26 Littoral: In military operations, a coastal region consisting of the coastal sea areas and that portion of the land that is susceptible to influence or support from the sea.

27 Defend North America, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-how/defend-north-america.page?

28 Operations Map, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://cjocapp.forces.gc.ca/map-carte/operations-eng.html

29 Contribute to International Peace and Security, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-how/international-peace-security.page?

30 Operation ARTEMIS, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-current/op-artemis.page?

31 Operation CALUMET, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces,  http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-current/op-calumet.page?

32 Operation CROCODILE, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces,  http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-current/op-crocodile.page?

33 Operation KOBOLD, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces,  http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-current/op-kobold.page?

34 Operation SOPRANO, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces,  http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-current/op-soprano.page?

35 Contribute to International Peace and Security, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-how/international-peace-security.page?

36 Contribute to International Peace and Security, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-how/international-peace-security.page?

37 Support to Operations, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-support/operational-support.page?

38 Canada-United Kingdom Joint Declaration, Prime Minister of Canada, http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2011/09/22/canada-united-kingdom-joint-declaration

39 Defend Canada, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-how/defend-canada.page?

40 Quadrennial Search and Rescue Review, National Search and Rescue Secretariat, http://www.nss-snrs.gc.ca/en/quadrennialsarreview.page

41 National Search and Rescue Secretariat, http://www.nss-snrs.gc.ca/

42 Search and Rescue Canada, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-canada-north-america-current/sar-canada.page?

43 Recurring Operations, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-canada-north-america-recurring/index.page?

44 Canadian Cadet Organizations, http://www.cadets.ca/

45 Junior Canadian Rangers, http://www.jcr-rjc.ca/

46 Royal Canadian Navy, http://www.navy-marine.forces.gc.ca/en/index.page

47 Canadian Army, http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/index.page

48 Maritime Helicopter Project, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-equipment/medium-heavy-lift-helicopter.page

49 Medium-to-Heavy Lift Helicopter Project, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-special-forces/index.page?

50 Special Operations Forces, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-special-forces/index.page

51 Canadian Armed Forces National Exercises, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-exercises/index.page

52 Special Operations Forces, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-special-forces/index.page?

53 Royal Canadian Air Force, http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/index.page

54 Special Operations Forces, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-special-forces/index.page

55 Special Operations Forces, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-special-forces/index.page

56 Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act, Justice Laws Website, http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/AnnualStatutes/2013_24/

57 Backgrounder – Bill C-15: Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/news/article.page?doc=bill-c-15-strengthening-military-justice-in-the-defenceof-canada-act/hjiq6lbg

58 National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman, http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/

59 Reserve Force, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-report-plan-priorities/2014-reserve-force.page

60 Greening Government Operations, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-report-plan-priorities/2014-greening-government-operations.page

61 Investing in Equipment, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-equipment/index.page

62 Canadian Government Defence Procurement, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-how-to-do/government-defence-procurement.page

63 Greening Government Operations, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-report-plan-priorities/2014-greening-government-operations.page

64 Greening Government Operations, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-report-plan-priorities/2014-greening-government-operations.page

65 Disability Management in the Public Service, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/hrh/dmi-igi/index-eng.asp

66 Directive on Performance Management, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?evttoc=X&section=text&id=27146

67 Directive on Recordkeeping, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=16552

68 Future-Oriented Statement of Operations, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-report-plan-priorities/financial-statements-2014-15.page

69 Section III: Supplementary Information, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-report-plan-priorities/2014-supplementary-information.page

70 Details on Transfer Payment Programs, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-report-plan-priorities/2014-details-transfer-payment-programs.page

71 Greening Government Operations, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-report-plan-priorities/2014-greening-government-operations.page

72 Status Report on Transformational and Major Crown Projects, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-report-plan-priorities/2014-status-report-transformational-major-crown-projects.page

73 Upcoming Internal Audits and Evaluations over the next three fiscal years, National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces, http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-report-plan-priorities/2014-upcoming-internal-audits-evaluations.page

74 Government of Canada Tax Expenditures, Department of Finance, http://www.fin.gc.ca/purl/taxexp-eng.asp