Legislation

The Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010

Expenses and Procurement

The Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (BPSAA) authorizes Management Board of Cabinet to establish requirements related to expenses and procurement.

Expense Standards

The government has issued a directive requiring designated broader public sector organizations (listed in the act) to establish expense rules where expenses are reimbursed from public funds.

The directive requires designated BPS organizations to post their expense rules on their websites. The directive requires the following to be addressed in the rules:

  1. An accountability framework
  2. Prohibition on reimbursement of meal and hospitality expenses for consultants and other contractors
  3. Rules specific to serving alcohol
  4. Rules for hospitality events
  5. Good record keeping practices
  6. Rules for individuals making claims (e.g. all appropriate approvals should be obtained before incurring the expense, original itemized receipts are required)
  7. Rules for individuals approving claims (e.g. cannot approve their own claims, provide approval only for expenses incurred in the performance of organization business)

Procurement Standards

The government has issued a directive governing the procurement of goods and services by designated broader public sector organizations (listed in the act).

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