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Response of Library and Archives Canada Management and - Accountability Framework Assessment Round V (2007–2008)

Accountability

The aim of the MAF is to have each organization develop a chain of "Accountabilities for results [that] are clearly assigned and consistent with resources, and delegations [that] are appropriate to capabilities."

With respect to this MAF component, LAC has a responsibility delegation structure that covers all management tiers. The delegation structure is based on LAC's PAA, making it consistent with the institution's mission and activities. At LAC, therefore, responsibility is shared and characterized by continuity, and ensures that results are achieved for all Canadian citizens.

Although TBS did not rate LAC on accountability, in its evaluation, it did stress the high degree of harmony between individual performance agreements and, among other things, the activity plans and the priorities of the Clerk of the Privy Council.

Indicators TBS evaluation
21. Alignment of accountability instrumentsN/A

TBS recommendation:

  • The organization is encouraged to self-assess its performance management system against the evaluation checklist in the Gold Standard for the Performance Management Program and to establish priorities for improvement.

Action plan:

  • LAC will assess its performance against the "Gold Standard" and evaluate the results. An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses identified will help draw up an action plan to bolster accountability at LAC.

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