2015–16 Departmental Performance Report
Supplementary Information Tables

User Fees, Regulatory Charges, and External Fees

The Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act (FOAEAA)

Fee Name

The Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act (FOAEAA)

Fee Type

Regulatory (R)

Fee-setting authority

Family Support Orders and Agreements Garnishment Regulations

Year introduced

1994

Year last amended

Regulations were last modified in 2011 but fee was last modified in 1999

Performance standard

Yes

Performance results

Results are available in table “External Fees”

Other information

Revenues are calculated on an accrual accounting basis, while costs are calculated on an expenditure basis, making direct comparisons between the two figures difficult. On the basis of accrual accounting, the forecast and “actual” revenues are $7,440,894; however, of this amount, only $2,536,818 was collected and deposited into the Consolidated Revenue Fund. Actual revenue and full cost figures cannot be compared directly because of differences in the basis of accounting for revenue and costs. For example, in 2015-16, $2.5 million of FOAEAA user fees were deposited in the Consolidated Revenue Fund. Forecasted revenues are based on the potential fees that could be collected on a yearly basis based on the number of active applications should monies become payable to the respective debtors. However, as the fees cannot be collected until the amounts owed for family support under the relevant summons have been satisfied and in some instances, monies do not become payable at all to the debtor within the life of an application, some of the forecasted revenues cannot be collected upon before the application expires or is cancelled by the applicant. Under the Family Support Orders and Agreements Garnishment Regulations, such fees are then remitted. As a result, a substantial discrepancy occurs between the forecasted and actual revenues.

Financial Information, 2015-16 (dollars)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost
6,600,000 7,440,894 1,421,001
Financial Information, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 (dollars)
Planning year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
2016-17 6,600,000 1,053,062
2017-18 6,600,000 1,086,800
2018-19 6,600,000 1,551,552

The Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings

Fee Name

The Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings

Fee Type

Regulatory (R)

Fee-setting authority

The Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings Fee Order

Year introduced

1986

Year last amended

1986

Performance standard

Yes

Performance results

Results are available in table “External Fees”

Other information

Nil

Financial Information, 2015-16 (dollars)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost
750,000 691,180 972,199
Financial Information, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 (dollars)
Planning year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
2016-17 700,000 773,806
2017-18 700,000 683,929
2018-19 700,000 820,275

Fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the Access to Information Act (ATIA)

Fee Name

Fees Charged for the processing of access filed under the Access to Information Act (ATIA)

Fee Type

Other product and services (O)

Fee-setting authority

Access to Information Act (ATIA)

Year introduced

1983

Year last amended

1992

Performance standard

Yes

Performance results

Results are available in table “External Fees”

Other information

Full cost reflects the cost of the Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Office in Justice. The role of the ATIP Office is to respond to all formal requests that are made to the Department of Justice, in accordance with the Access to Information Act. As other central agencies, the Justice Canada ATIP Office has an expanded role; in addition to processing requests, the Office responds to consultations from other government institutions regarding solicitor-client information for the government as a whole. Although the User Fees Act may provide some of the performance indicators, fee waiver must be considered in light of the ATIP legislation.

Financial Information, 2015-16 (dollars)
Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost
2,000 2,000 2,217
Financial Information, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 (dollars)
Planning year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
2016-17 2,000 2,423
2017-18 2,000 2,648
2018-19 2,000 2,894
Summary of Financial Information for All User Fees and Regulatory Charges, 2015-16 (dollars)
  Forecast revenue Actual revenue Full cost
Regulatory subtotal 7,350,000 8,132,074 2,393,200
Other products and services subtotal 2,000 2,000 2,217
Total, all fee types 7,352,000 8,134,074 2,395,417
Summary of Financial Information for All User Fees and Regulatory Charges, 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 (dollars)
  Planning year Forecast revenue Estimated full cost
Regulatory subtotal 2016-17 7,300,000 1,826,868
2017-18 7,300,000 1,770,729
2018-19 7,300,000 2,371,827
Other products and services subtotal 2016-17 2,000 2,423
2017-18 2,000 2,648
2018-19 2,000 2,894
Total, all fee types 2016-17 7,302,000 1,829,291
2017-18 7,302,000 1,773,377
2018-19 7,302,000 2,374,721

Reporting on the Policy on Service Standards for External Fees

Fee Name

The Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act (FOAEAA)

Service standard

Voice mail messages from debtors are returned within 48 business hours. 

Performance results

All calls received were returned within the service standard of 48 business hours (100 percent).

Stakeholder consultation in 2015-16 or prior fiscal years

Nil

Other information

Nil

Fee Name

The Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings

Service standard

Clearance Certificate/Notice of duplication is issued within 25 business days of receipt of a valid and complete application for registration.

Performance results

A Clearance Certificate or a Notice of Duplication was generated for each valid and complete registration application received by the CRDP within the 25 business days service standard (100 percent).

Stakeholder consultation in 2015-16 or prior fiscal years

Nil except for discussions with provincial and territorial senior officials during Coordinating Committee of Senior Officials–Family Justice meetings.

Other information

Nil

Fee Name

Fees charged for the processing of access requests filed under the Access to Information Act (ATIA).

Service standard

Response provided within 30 days following receipt of request; the response time may be extended pursuant to section 9 of the ATIA. Notice of extension to be sent within 30 days after receipt of request. The Access to Information Act provides fuller details: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/A-1/.

Performance results

*Statutory deadline met 95.6 percent of the time.

Stakeholder consultation in 2015-16 or prior fiscal years

The service standard is established by the Access to Information Act and the Access to Information Regulations. Consultations with stakeholders were undertaken by the Department of Justice and Treasury Board Secretariat for amendments done in 1986 and 1992.

Other information

Nil

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