Elections Canada: Sources of Federal Government and Employee Information (Info Source)
Internal Services (P)
Internal services constitute groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are management and oversight services, communications services, legal services, human resources management services, financial management services, information management services, information technology services, real property services, materiel services, acquisition services and travel and other administrative services. Internal services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.
The Treasury Board has created standard classes of records and personal information banks for Internal Services. Their full descriptions are available at Information about programs and information holdings.
Acquisition Services (SP)
Acquisition services involve activities undertaken to acquire a good or service to fulfill a properly completed request (including a complete and accurate definition of requirements and certification that funds are available) until entering into or amending a contract.
Communications Services (SP)
Communications services involve activities undertaken to ensure that Government of Canada communications are effectively managed, well-coordinated and responsive to the diverse information needs of the public. The communications management function ensures that the public – internal or external – receives government information, and that the views and concerns of the public are taken into account in the planning, management and evaluation of policies, programs, services and initiatives.
Financial Management Services (SP)
Financial management services involve activities undertaken to ensure the prudent use of public resources, including planning, budgeting, accounting, reporting, control and oversight, analysis, decision support and advice and financial systems.
Human Resources Management Services (SP)
Human resources management services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction, allocating resources among services and processes, as well as activities relating to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations and policies and plans.
- Awards (Pride and Recognition) (COR)
- Classification of Positions (COR)
- Compensation and Benefits (COR)
- Employment Equity and Diversity (COR)
- Hospitality (COR)
- Human Resources Planning (COR)
- Labour Relations (COR)
- Occupational Health and Safety (COR)
- Official Languages (COR)
- Performance Management Reviews (COR)
- Recruitment and Staffing (COR)
- Relocation (COR)
- Training and Development (COR)
Information Management Services (SP)
Information management services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective information management to support program and service delivery; foster informed decision making; facilitate accountability, transparency and collaboration; and preserve and ensure access to information and records for the benefit of present and future generations.
- Access to Information and Privacy (COR)
- Information Management (COR)
Information Technology Services (SP)
Information technology services involve activities undertaken to achieve efficient and effective use of information technology to support government priorities and program delivery, to increase productivity and to enhance services to the public.
Legal Services (SP)
Legal services involve activities undertaken to enable government departments and agencies to pursue policy, program and service delivery priorities and objectives within a legally sound framework.
Management and Oversight Services (SP)
Management and oversight services involve activities undertaken for determining strategic direction and allocating resources among services and processes, as well as those activities related to analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. They ensure that the service operations and programs of the federal government comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies or plans.
- Cooperation and Liaison (COR)
- Executive Services (COR)
- Internal Audit and Evaluation (COR)
- Planning and Reporting (COR)
Materiel Services (SP)
Materiel services involve activities undertaken to ensure that materiel can be managed by departments in a sustainable and financially responsible manner that supports the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.
Real Property Services (SP)
Real property services involve activities undertaken to ensure that real property is managed in a sustainable and financially responsible manner, throughout its life cycle, to support the cost-effective and efficient delivery of government programs.
Travel and Other Administrative Services (SP)
Travel and other administrative services include Government of Canada travel services, as well as those other internal services that do not smoothly fit with any of the internal services categories.
- Administrative Services (COR)
- Boards, Committees and Councils (COR)
- Business Continuity Planning (COR)
- Disclosure to Investigative Bodies (COR)
- Proactive Disclosure (COR)
- Security (COR)
- Travel (COR)