Transfer Payments Service Standards performance report: 2017-2018

The departments are 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: 0%: national funding agreement models were available on the departments' website by December 22, 2016.
  2. To offer funding agreements for recipient signature by March 1 every year for First Nations and Tribal Councils.
    • Performance target: 75%
    • Performance results: 90% of agreements were ready for signature by March 1, 2017.
  3. To issue payments by April 1 of that calendar year for First Nations and Tribal Councils who return properly executed agreements to Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) or Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) by or before March 15 of any calendar year.
    • Performance target: 75%
    • Performance results: 94% of payments were issued by April 1, for which funding agreements were properly executed by or before March 15, 2017.
  4. To issue payments by April 15 of that calendar year for First Nations and Tribal Councils who return properly executed agreements to CIRNAC or ISC after March 15, but before April 1.
    • Performance target: 75%
    • Performance results: 88% of payments were issued by April 15, for which funding agreements were properly executed after March 15 but before April 1, 2017.
  5. To make payments under all funding agreements in accordance with the payment schedule and the agreement terms and conditions.Footnote 1
    • Performance target: 75%
    • Performance results: 95% of payments made by the departments 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.Footnote 1
    • Performance target: 75%
    • Performance results: 80% of the acknowledgements of receipt have been sent within 10 working days of receipt of the proposal. 2017–2018 is the first year the departments are publishing the performance results for this service standard.
  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.Footnote 1
    • Performance target: 75%
    • Performance results: 82% of recipients received correspondence within 30 days, advising whether the financial statements included all the documents required in the Reporting Guide.
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