This circular outlines new initiatives to improve management and accountability by decreasing the administrative overhead and paper burden of departments, including a reduction in minor and technical submissions to the Treasury Board.
The changes announced in this circular reflect the ongoing commitment of the Treasury Board and its Secretariat to reducing overhead and paper burden. The Secretariat is working to make sure that policies take into account the potential savings in removing unneeded controls. It recognizes that, in addition to savings, better service can result from giving departmental management more flexibility. The Board will introduce more changes like those in this circular as its policy review progresses.