Transfer Payments Service Standards performance report: 2016-2017

INAC is committed to adhering to the following transfer payment service standards:

  1. To have the national funding agreement models for the next fiscal year for First Nations and Tribal Councils online by December 15 of each year for First Nation and Tribal Councils available for the next fiscal year.
    Performance target: 75%
    Performance results: 100% of all national funding agreement models were available on INAC's website by December 15, 2015.
  2. To offer funding agreements for recipient signature by March 1 every year for First Nations and Tribal Councils.
    Performance target: 75%
    Performance results: 88% of agreements were ready for signature by March 1, 2016.
  3. To issue payments by April 1 of that calendar year for First Nations and Tribal Councils who return properly executed agreements to INAC by or before March 15 of any calendar year.
    Performance target: 75%
    Performance results: 98% of funding agreements for First Nations and Tribal Councils, which were properly executed by or before March 15, 2016, the respective payments were issued.
  4. To issue payments by April 15 of that calendar year for First Nations and Tribal Councils who return properly executed agreements to INAC after March 15, but before April 1.
    Performance target: 75%
    Performance results: 100% of funding agreements for First Nations and Tribal Councils, which were returned properly executed after March 15 but before April 1, 2016, the respective payments were issued.
  5. To make payments under all funding agreements in accordance with the payment schedule and the agreement terms and conditions.
    Performance target: 75%
    Performance results: 95% of payments made by the department were prepared in accordance with the agreement's payment schedule and terms and conditions.
  6. To send an acknowledgement of receipt of a proposal within 10 working days of receipt of a proposal.
    Performance target: 75%
    Performance results: N/A

    At this time, INAC does not have the necessary system measures in place to confirm with a high degree of accuracy that acknowledgements of receipt were sent because proposals can be received from various channels. System modifications and instructions to the regional offices will be in place for the 2017-2018 fiscal year in order to provide a more robust result.
  7. To send correspondence to each recipient who must submit Annual Audited Financial Statements, within 30 days of receipt, advising whether these financial statements include each document the Reporting Guide requires.
    Performance target: 75%
    Performance results: 88% of recipients received correspondence advising whether the financial statements included all the documents required in the Reporting Guide .
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