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Human Resources

The Commission presently has a total of 12 part-time members. All members are appointed by Order-in-Council. Management Board of Cabinet’s Agencies and Appointments Directive permits individuals appointed to the Commission to serve a combined term of appointment of up to 10 years.

The following divisions of the Ministry support the Commission in fulfilling the Agencies and Appointments Directive:

  • the Municipal Services Division’s Building and Development Branch;
  • the Business Management Division’s Corporate Services Branch, and Controllership and Financial Planning Branch;
  • Legal Services Branch; and
  • Community Services I&IT Cluster.

The direct support staff assigned by the Ministry to the Commission consist of a 0.8 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Commission Secretary, a 0.4 FTE Coordinator, Building Innovation, and a 0.4 FTE Administrative Assistant.

The staffing resources of the Commission are fully engaged in ensuring that the Commission maintains its current level of service and ensuring compliance with Management Board of Cabinet directives and other government initiatives related to provincial agencies. Any increase in volume of work, enhancements or improvements in service will require additional staff.

Financial Resources

The Commission has no financial budget of its own. The Commission is supported by Ministry staff. The operating expenses for this Commission are charged to the Ministry’s Municipal Services Division (Municipal Services and Building Regulation Vote/Item - 1902-04).

The chart below provides details on the costs associated with supporting the Commission:

Expense
Type
2015-2016
Actuals1
2016-2017
Interim Actuals2
2017-2018
Estimates
2018-2019
Estimates
2019-2020
Estimates
Per Diems $105,497 $54,2193 $108,000 $112,000 $112,000
Travel/Meeting
Expenses
$34,332 $21,485 $53,000 $55,000 $56,650
Other
Administration
$12,788 $8,405 $9,000 $9,000 $9,270
Subtotal $152,6174 $84,1095 $170,0006 $176,0006 $177,9206
Full Time
Equivalents (FTEs)
1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.6
FTE costs
(salary + benefits)
$123,892 $125,426 $150,000 $152,000 $156,560
TOTAL $276,509 $209,535 $320,000 $328,000 $334,480

1 The Commission’s fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31. The actuals for 2015-2016 cover the period from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.
2 The actuals for 2016-2017 do not reflect the entire fiscal period. The numbers are interim actuals that cover the period from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
3 As a result of a change in the way members are paid their per diems, the 2016-2017 per diem interim actuals reflect from April 2016 to November 2016.
4 The operating expenses cover costs associated with meetings, per diems for Commission members and reimbursement for out-of-pocket travel expenses related to meetings, including hotel accommodations, meal allowances (to maximum allowed through the Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Directive), parking and public transit.
5 Some expense claims were not reflected in the 2016-2017 interim numbers, as the claims have not been processed.
6 The number of meetings is determined by the application rate. Member per diem compensation rates are established by the Management Board of Cabinet’s Agencies and Appointments Directive applying to part-time OIC appointed members. The expenditure estimates for 2017-2018 and ongoing are based on typical application rates (using historical data and projecting forward) and member per diem compensation rates.

Revenues

Revenues in the form of application fees are recorded as part of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs’ non-tax revenues.

Starting on January 1, 2015, the application fee increased from $950 as seen in the following fee schedule:

  • $5,000 per application, effective January 1, 2015;
  • $7,000 per application, effective January 1, 2016;
  • $9,000 per application, effective January 1, 2017; and
  • $11,000 per application, effective January 1, 2018.

The chart below provides details of the revenues associated with applications to the Commission:

Revenues 2015-2016
Actuals
2016-2017
Interim Actuals1
2017-2018
Estimates2
2018-2019
Estimates
2019-2020
Estimates
Application Fees $21,300 $27,820 $54,000 $66,000 $66,000
Total Revenues $21,300 $27,820 $54,000 $66,000 $66,000

1 The actuals for 2016-2017 do not reflect the entire fiscal period. The numbers are interim actuals that cover the period from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016
2 Revenue Estimates for 2017-2018 and ongoing are based on receiving 6 Commission applications per year based on the last Building Code cycle (2007-2012). Scheduled fee changes came into effect starting January 1, 2015 (e.g., fee change from $950 to $5,000 per application effective January 1, 2015 and $7,000 per application effective January 1, 2016, $9,000 per application effective January 1, 2017 and $11,000 per application effective January 1, 2018).