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Description of Savings Measures

Savings Measures Net Savings in $ millions
2012-13
Net Savings in $ millions
2013-14
Net Savings in $ millions
2014-15 (On-going)
Administrative Efficiencies
Internal administrative efficiencies in the areas of management, based largely in Ottawa (for example, streamlined administrative support for executives) 1.909 8.874 24.348
Shared Services CFIA/AAFC
AAFC and CFIA, as partner departments who also share a national headquarters building, are sharing and consolidating some of their corporate services (for example, facilities management) 0.082 0.697 3.292
Program Changes to Improve Services and Facilitate Trade
Transferring non-safety activities to other fully qualified organizations to make more effective use of CFIA resources (for example, transferring the delivery of inspections for seed potato tubers to third parties) 0.069 0.419 3.626
Consolidating both physical space and administrative expertise to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, consistency and quality of service delivery (for example, consolidation of several Montreal area offices) 0.000 0.000 4.270
Aligning regulatory requirements that are not related to food safety with our partners to improve service, facilitate trade and enhance consumer choice (for example, repealing regulations on non-safety food packaging) 0.000 0.000 4.020
A single window access concept for inspectors and regulated parties for program advice 0.000 0.000 5.221
Implementing Agreed Upon Changes with Provinces
Returning provincial inspection activities to the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba 0.000 0.000 3.861
More Effective Response to Animal Diseases and Plant Pests
Shifting from eradication to management for certain plant pests (for example, Emerald Ash Borer) and adjusting the programs which manage certain animal diseases (for instance, changes to management of anthrax and Chronic Wasting Disease) 0.000 0.000 7.121
Total 2.060 9.990 55.757

Savings Overview by Program Activity Architecture

The CFIA's Program Activity Architecture (PAA) illustrates how the Agency's strategic outcome aligns with those of the Government of Canada and reflects how the Agency plans to allocate and manage its resources to achieve the corresponding expected results. Each Program Activity not only includes all resources directly related to front line operational delivery but also includes all administrative, policy and program functions which support the delivery of the Agency's programs.

In addition, the Food Safety Program includes several activities, such as aspects of labelling, that are not related to food safety.

Program Activity Net Savings
2012-13
Net Savings
2013-14
Net Savings
2014-15
Food Safety Program $976,277
$3,132,268
$19,388,752

None of the efficiencies identified in this program affect front-line food safety inspection staff.

Administrative efficiencies in the areas of management, based largely in Ottawa (for example, streamlined administrative support for executives). The reductions are allocated proportionally across all programs.

Implementing agreed-upon changes with provinces by returning provincial meat inspection activities to the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. There will be no impact on food safety as provinces wil be delivering the required inspection services.

Consolidating physical locations, program and administrative expertise to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, consistency and quality of service delivery, for example:

  • a single window access concept for inspectors and regulated parties which will provide program support and advice, and administrative services;
  • consolidating several Montreal area offices and offices in smaller centres, for example, Bradford, Ontario, and Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Aligning regulatory requirements that are not related to food safety with our partners to improve service, facilitate trade and enhance consumer choice, for example:

  • eliminating requirements for pre-market approval and pre-market registration of labels for meat and processed products;
  • simplifying the official signing process for export certificates for meat products going to the U.S. to allow front-line inspectors rather than veterinarians to sign these certificates;
  • eliminating regulations that are not related to food safety, for example for container sizes and non-food safety related labelling.

See "Food Safety Program – Savings Measures by Category"  for more information on planned savings and personnel reductions for this program activity.

Program Activity Net Savings
2012-13
Net Savings
2013-14
Net Savings
2014-15
Animal Health and Zoonotics Program $528,753 $1,899,186 $8,148,338

Administrative efficiencies in the areas of management, based largely in Ottawa (for example, streamlined administrative support for executives). The reductions are allocated proportionally across all programs.

More effective response to animal diseases, for example:

  • using the most current science, adjust the programs which manage certain animal diseases (for example, changes to the management of anthrax);
  • moving from eradication to management, in consultation with industry and provinces (for example, Chronic Wasting Disease);
  • aligning research programs to meet current research priorities.

Consolidating physical locations, program and administrative expertise to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, consistency and quality of service delivery, for example:

  • a single window access concept for inspectors and regulated parties which will provide program support and advice, and administrative services;
  • consolidating several Montreal area offices and offices in smaller centres, for example, Bradford, Ontario, and Antigonish, Nova Scotia;
  • transfer of the Biohazard Containment and Safety Office to Public Health Agency of Canada, to provide a single window of service.

See "Animal Health and Zoonotics Program – Savings Measures by Category" for more information on planned savings and personnel reductions for this program activity.

Program Activity Net Savings
2012-13
Net Savings
2013-14
Net Savings
2014-15
Plant Resources Program $231,904 $835,784 $11,158,250

Administrative efficiencies in the areas of management, based largely in Ottawa (for example, streamlined administrative support for executives). The reductions are allocated proportionally across all programs.

More effective response to plant pests, for example:

  • using the most current science, shift the approach to the management of certain plant pests (for example, for Emerald Ash Borer).

Transferring non-safety activities to other fully qualified organizations to make more effective use of CFIA resources, for example:

  • vehicle washing activities at ferry terminals in Newfoundland;
  • alternate service delivery for potato tuber and seed crop inspection (grading and quality only, not safety-related).

Consolidating physical locations, program and administrative expertise to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, consistency and quality of service delivery, for example:

  • a single window access concept for inspectors and regulated parties which will provide program advice;
  • consolidating several Montreal area offices and offices in smaller centres, for example, Bradford, Ontario, and Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

See "Plant Resources Program – Savings Measures by Category" for more information on planned savings and personnel reductions for this program activity.

Program Activity Net Savings
2012-13
Net Savings
2013-14
Net Savings
2014-15
International Collaboration and Technical Agreements $100,799 $538,767 $1,896,104

Administrative Efficiencies in the areas of management, based largely in Ottawa (for example, streamlined administrative support for executives). The reductions are allocated proportionally across all programs.

See "International Collaboration and Technical Agreements – Savings Measures by Category" for more information on planned savings and personnel reductions for this program activity.

Program Activity Net Savings
2012-13
Net Savings
2013-14
Net Savings
2014-15
Internal Services $222,267 $3,583,996 $15,166,556

Administrative efficiencies in the areas of management, based largely in Ottawa (for example, streamlined administrative support for executives and reduction in corporate functions). The reductions are allocated proportionally across all programs.

Sharing Services between CFIA and AAFC, for example:

  • AAFC and CFIA, as partner departments who also share a national headquarters building, are sharing and consolidating some of their corporate services like facilities management, security, and some staffing.

Consolidating physical locations, program and administrative expertise to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, consistency and quality of service delivery, for example consolidating the activities of the St. John's NF laboratory with those in Charlottetown, PEI, and Dartmouth, NS.

See "Internal Services – Savings Measures by Category – Savings Measures by Category" for more information on planned savings and personnel reductions for this program activity.

Total $2,060,000 $9,990,000 $55,758,000
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