As part of this government-wide process, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) was assessed during Round IX 2011–12 of the Management Accountability Framework (MAF) on eight areas of management (AoM). However, actions were implemented for all the areas of management in order to pursue improvements. LAC considers the MAF to be an important tool allowing managers to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the organization's management. Since the process began in 2003–04, LAC has used its analytical framework to improve planning and assess progress made with management accountabilities. The results of the MAF assessments over the past years allowed the institution to identify management priorities for the coming year to improve its performance. Further to the assessment of the response to Round IX 2011–12 and in accordance with MAF standards, LAC will implement a series of specific actions concerning each AoM in order to maintain or improve, as the case may be, its management throughout the organization.
For more details on this subject or to consult the assessment, visit the Treasury Board Secretariat's (TBS) page on the Management Accountability Framework: www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/maf-crg/index-eng.asp.