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Q3 Financial Update Court Services - Statement of Operations
(in thousands of dollars)

  Year to Date Annual
Budget Actual Variance Budget Forecast Variance
Expenses
Compensation $1,602 $1,510 $92 5.7% $2,124 $2,001 $123 5.8%
Administrative 1,751 1,802 (51) (2.9%) 2,334 2,372 (37) (1.6%)
Operational & Supply 1,005 1,182 (177) (17.6%) 1,340 1,291 49 3.7%
Occupancy & Infrastructure 9 12 (3) (32.2%) 13 13 - 0.0%
Equipment, Vehicles, Technology 1 2 (1) (82.5%) 2 3 (1) (60.5%)
Financial Expenditures 64 111 (47) (73.5%) 85 147 (61) (72.1%)
Total Expenses 4,432 4,619 (187) (4.2%) 5,897 5,825 72 1.2%
Revenues
Other Revenue (6,242) (6,009) (234) 3.7% (8,323) (7,971) (352) 4.2%
Total Revenues (6,242) (6,009) (234) 3.7% (8,323) (7,971) (352) 4.2%
Intercompany Charges
Intercompany Charges (2) 8 (10) 487.0% (3) 7 (10) 365.3%
Total Intercompany Charges (2) 8 (10) 487.0% (3) 7 (10) 365.3%
Net Expenditure (Revenue) Before Transfers & Indirect Allocations (1,812) (1,382) (431) 23.8% (2,429) (2,139) (290) 11.9%
Indirect Allocations & Debt
Indirect Allocations & Debt 613 574 39 6.8% 816 799 17 2.1%
Capital Financing Allocation 167 167 (0) (0.1%) 778 778 1 0.1%
Total Indirect Allocations & Debt 780 741 39 5.0% 1,595 1,577 18 1.1%
Net Expenditure (Revenue) After Transfers & Indirect Allocation $(1,032) $(640) $(392) 37.9% $(834) $(562) $(272) 32.6%

Variance Analysis (in thousands of dollars)

Compensation

The favourable year-to-date and forecasted variances of $92 and $123 are the result of managing vacancies through covering temporary positions at rates less than budgeted.

Operational & Supply

The unfavourable year-to-date variance of $177 is the result of a large municipal partner fine collected and remitted to the Province, as well as a greater than average amount of fines collected for other Provincial Offence courts. The favourable forecasted variance of $49 is the result of a decrease in fourth quarter net revenue distribution payments to local area municipalities due in part to a decrease in charges received.

Financial Expenditures

The unfavourable year-to-date and forecasted variances of $47 and $61 are a result of an increase in collections charges.

Other Revenue

The unfavourable year-to-date and forecasted variances of $47 and $61 are a result of an increase in collections charges.

Community Impacts & Achievements

Achievements to date in 2016 include: improved case screening process for prosecutions; enhancements to the trial scheduling program; enhancements to the Court Administration Management System program; and work on the business continuity and emergency plans for courts.

Court Services has established performance measures in Administration, Collections and Prosecutions.

  • Administration met their ten day turnaround time for appeals 37.5 per cent of the time. Staffing challenges in 2016 have contributed to the low percentage of time the service metric was met on appeals.
  • Collections reviewed the suspension list within the required timeframe 100 per cent of the time and provided payout statements within one business day 100 per cent of the time.
  • Prosecution was able to provide disclosure within the established timelines 98 per cent of the time and reviewed charter applications within the established timelines 100 per cent of the time.
  • Voicemail messages were returned within one business day by Administration 95.6 per cent of the time; by Collections 100 per cent of the time and by Prosecutions 100 per cent of the time.

Court Services will continue to monitor these measures to ensure that targets are met and improved where they are not currently being met.

Enhanced data collection to support new performance metrics and the more effective use of available courtroom time has resulted in the ability to identify earlier trial dates which has improved access to justice.

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