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Management Accountability Framework (MAF) and the Way Forward. Introduction – Module 1. Ruth Dantzer President, Canada School of Public Service November 2009. Three central agencies share responsibility for supporting the Government of Canada in its planning and objective setting.
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Introduction – Module 1
President, Canada School of Public Service
Responsible for MAF*
*MAF: Management Accountability Framework
Management Accountability Framework (MAF) has evolved into one of the Treasury Board Secretariat’s (TBS’) key instruments for management oversight
Deputy Ministers are using MAF to improve their management practices
MAF is an information gathering and assessment system that makes informed judgements about the state of management in federal government organizations
MAF distils the vision behind various management reforms into 10 expectations of each Deputy Minister
In most areas of management, focus is on planning, growing capability, implementation and improved practice
Opportunity for Improvement
In areas where new Treasury Board policies are being phased in (e.g. audit, evaluation), focus is on progress towards full implementation
… indicating improved management performance remains a priority for departments and agencies.
Note 1: LDA refers to Large Departments and Agencies.Small agencies and micro-agencies are not included in these calculations
(as of May 5, 2009)
Areas of Management most often
identified to organizations as
% of LDAs rated as Acceptable or Strong
(in ranked order)
Security and Business
Quality of Analysis
79%Progress was made in the majority of the AoMs identified as priorities in the previous Round of MAF
Round VI assessments were positive with all Areas of Management (AoMs), except Information Management, receiving an average score of acceptable or higher…
… providing evidence that the Government of Canada is well-managed.
Note: LDA refers to Large Departments and Agencies as Small agencies and micro-agencies are not included in these calculations
In November 2008, TBS commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers/ Interis to conduct an independent Five-year Evaluation of MAF.
Objectives of the Evaluation:
Key conclusion: “MAF is meeting its stated objectives.”