Corporate Services

Corporate Services provides the Agency strategic and corporate leadership for planning and reporting, human resources and financial management, security and administrative services, access to information and privacy, and information management and technology,
The Branch is composed of seven areas of responsibility:

  1. Strategic Planning, Communications and Access to Information and Privacy;
  2. Financial Management
  3. Human Resources
  4. Internal Audit and Evaluation
  5. Security, Occupational Health and Safety, Accommodations & Asset Management
  6. Business Continuity Planning and Emergency Management
  7. Information Management and Technology

Strategic Planning, Communications and Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)

Corporate Services leads the development and implementation of tools, strategies and frameworks to guide planning, monitoring and reporting exercises. It provides strategic advice and recommendations to support senior management decision-making.

Corporate Services also overseas the production and dissemination of communications products for NSIRA. Within this context, Corporate manages the official release of information to the public, as well as respondent communications. Corporate is also manages the translation, editing, publishing, distribution of NSIRA products.

Within this context, Corporate Services is responsible for the administration of the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act for the Agency

Financial Management

Corporate Services is responsible for financial administration, reporting and planning, contracting, procurement and materiel management for the Agency. Within this context, Corporate is responsible for ongoing financial analysis, recording and processing of a variety of payments, including preparation of financial information for the Public Accounts of Canada, and the production of the Agency’s annual financial statements.

Human Resources

Corporate Services provides the Agency with strategic services, corporate programs and operational support for human resource (HR) management, labour relations, employee development and wellness, values and ethics, official languages, and employment equity.

Internal Audit and Evaluation

Corporate Services reinforces good stewardship practices and sound decision making by providing assurance to the Executive Director, and to NSIRA management.

Security, Occupational Health and Safety, Accommodations & Asset Management

Corporate Services manages the Agency’s security program, policies, and awareness training in order to provide assurance that individuals, information, assets and services are protected. Within this context, Corporate Services is also responsible for the day to day operations of the Agencies Occupational Health and Safety program. This includes an Occupational Health and Safety Hazard Prevention program.

Business Continuity Planning and Emergency Management

Corporate Services ensures compliance with the Emergency Management Act, by ensuring that NSIRA has plans in place to ensure the safeguarding and security of individuals, facilities and assets from harm during an emergency.

Within this context, Corporate Services is responsible for developing and maintaining the Agency’s Business Continuity Plan.

Information Management and Technology

Corporate Services provides leadership, strategic planning, and services, in order to ensure the provision of secure, effective and innovative information and technology management in support of the Agency’s mandate.

This includes the development and implementation of: sound information management practices; stewardship of corporate information; the provision of published information and library services, business needs analysis, portfolio management, and IT service liaison; and all mail services.

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