Management Accountability Framework

The Management Accountability Framework (MAF) sets out the Treasury Board's expectations of public service managers, especially deputy heads, for good public service management. The Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS), which includes the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer (OCHRO) and the Office of the Comptroller General (OCG), has also developed Areas of Management and Lines of Evidence that are used to perform an annual MAF assessment of departments and agencies. More detailed information on Management Accountability Framework is provided on the TBS Web site.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) places a high priority on management excellence, and applies the principles of MAF in its management practices. The management priorities of the Department, which reflect the elements of MAF, are articulated in our annual Report and Plans and Priorities (RPP). AAFC's performance against the management expectations and commitments set out in the RPP is reported on in our annual Departmental Performance Report (DPR).

In addition to the information on management practices contained in the RPP and DPR, another perspective on the management performance of AAFC is provided by means of the annual MAF assessment of AAFC by TBS. The results are a snapshot of the Department's performance at a point in time and do not reflect efforts made towards strengthening management performance since the time of the assessment.

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