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Personnel Expenditure Analysis — Update

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This report provides an analysis of the Government’s spending on personnel over 2020-21 to 2021-22. The report highlights some key findings that were generated from the Personnel Expenditure Analysis Tool, PBO’s interactive online tool.

Revised on April 5, 2023.

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  • Even after excluding one-time expenditures, growth in personnel spending from 2019-20 to 2021-22 exceeded its pre-pandemic historical average. This increase is due both to an expansion in the size of the public service and to higher compensation per full-time equivalent.

Yves Giroux
Parliamentary Budget Officer

News Release

{"id":47,"created_at":"2023-04-03T11:48:57-04:00","updated_at":"2023-04-04T08:57:10-04:00","slug":"covid-19-response-helped-drive-record-growth-in-federal-personnel-spending-les-mesures-en-reponse-a-la-covid-19-ont-contribue-a-laugmentation-sans-precedent-des-depenses-federales-en-personnel","title_en":"COVID-19 response helped drive record growth in federal personnel spending","title_fr":"Les mesures en r\u00e9ponse \u00e0 la COVID-19 ont contribu\u00e9 \u00e0 l\u2019augmentation sans pr\u00e9c\u00e9dent des d\u00e9penses f\u00e9d\u00e9rales en personnel","body_en":"The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) today released new data in an interactive online tool for analyzing federal government personnel spending, publishing his key findings in a complementary report.\n\nThe PBO\u2019s latest analysis finds that the federal government\u2019s spending on a cash basis on salaries, pensions and other employee compensation rose from $46.3 billion in fiscal year 2019-20 to $60.7 billion in fiscal year 2021-22, an increase of 30.9 per cent.\n\n\u201cEven after excluding one-time expenditures, growth in personnel spending from 2019-20 to 2021-22 exceeded its pre-pandemic historical average,\u201d says Yves Giroux, PBO. \u201cThis increase is due both to an expansion in the size of the public service and to higher compensation per full-time equivalent (FTE).\u201d\n\nOver fiscal years 2020-21 and 2021-22, the public service expanded by 31,227 full-time equivalents (FTEs), and their total compensation increased by 6.6 per cent. While increases in salaries were the largest contributor in total, spending on pensions, overtime and bonuses grew at a faster rate.\n\nAt present, 26 of 28 bargaining groups across the public service are in the process of negotiating collective agreements. The report highlights the current round of collective bargaining could further increase overall costs. \n\nThe Personnel Expenditure Analysis Tool (PEAT) is an interactive tool that allows for the comparison of personnel trends across time for the overall government, as well as for individual departments.\n\nThe complementary report, Personnel Expenditure Analysis \u2014 Update summarizes a few of the key insights gained through the tool. \n\nThe tool can be found by visiting our website.","body_fr":"Le directeur parlementaire du budget (DPB) a rendu publiques aujourd\u2019hui de nouvelles donn\u00e9es dans un outil interactif en ligne qui permet d\u2019analyser les d\u00e9penses en personnel du gouvernement f\u00e9d\u00e9ral, et a publi\u00e9 ses principales constatations dans un rapport compl\u00e9mentaire.\n\nLes plus r\u00e9centes analyses effectu\u00e9es par le DPB montrent que, selon la comptabilit\u00e9 de caisse, les d\u00e9penses consacr\u00e9es par le gouvernement f\u00e9d\u00e9ral aux salaires, aux pensions et \u00e0 d\u2019autres \u00e9l\u00e9ments de la r\u00e9mun\u00e9ration des employ\u00e9s sont pass\u00e9es de 46,3 milliards de dollars pendant l\u2019exercice 2019-2020 \u00e0 60,7 milliards en 2021-2022, ce qui repr\u00e9sente une hausse de 30,9 %.\n\n\u00ab M\u00eame sans compter les d\u00e9penses ponctuelles, la progression des d\u00e9penses en personnel de 2019-2020 \u00e0 2021-2022 a \u00e9t\u00e9 sup\u00e9rieure \u00e0 sa moyenne historique d\u2019avant la pand\u00e9mie, affirme Yves Giroux, DPB. \nCette hausse est attribuable \u00e0 la fois \u00e0 la croissance de l\u2019effectif de la fonction publique et \u00e0 l\u2019augmentation de la r\u00e9mun\u00e9ration par \u00e9quivalent temps plein (ETP). \u00bb\n\nAu cours des exercices 2020-2021 et 2021-2022, 31 227 \u00e9quivalents temps plein (ETP) se sont ajout\u00e9s \u00e0 l\u2019effectif de la fonction publique, et leur r\u00e9mun\u00e9ration totale a augment\u00e9 de 6,6 %. Si cette hausse est principalement attribuable aux augmentations salariales, les d\u00e9penses pour les pensions, les heures suppl\u00e9mentaires et les primes ont augment\u00e9 plus rapidement que les salaires.\n\nLe gouvernement m\u00e8ne actuellement des n\u00e9gociations avec 26 des 28 groupes de n\u00e9gociation de la fonction publique. Le rapport souligne que les pressions financi\u00e8res des n\u00e9gociations collectives en cours pourraient accentuer les hausses de co\u00fbts des derni\u00e8res ann\u00e9es.\n\nL\u2019outil d\u2019examen des d\u00e9penses en personnel (OEDP) est un outil interactif qui permet de comparer l\u2019\u00e9volution au fil du temps des tendances en mati\u00e8re de personnel \u00e0 l\u2019\u00e9chelle du gouvernement ou d\u2019un seul minist\u00e8re.\n\nLe rapport compl\u00e9mentaire, Examen des d\u00e9penses en personnel \u2013 mise \u00e0 jour, r\u00e9sume quelques-unes des informations cl\u00e9s d\u00e9couvertes gr\u00e2ce \u00e0 l\u2019outil. \n\nL\u2019outil est accessible sur notre site Web.","release_date":"2023-04-04T09:00:00-04:00","is_published":"2023-04-04T08:57:10-04:00","internal_id":"COM-2324-047","permalinks":{"en":{"website":"https:\/\/www.pbo-dpb.ca\/en\/blog\/news-releases--communiques-de-presse\/covid-19-response-helped-drive-record-growth-in-federal-personnel-spending-les-mesures-en-reponse-a-la-covid-19-ont-contribue-a-laugmentation-sans-precedent-des-depenses-federales-en-personnel"},"fr":{"website":"https:\/\/www.pbo-dpb.ca\/fr\/blog\/news-releases--communiques-de-presse\/covid-19-response-helped-drive-record-growth-in-federal-personnel-spending-les-mesures-en-reponse-a-la-covid-19-ont-contribue-a-laugmentation-sans-precedent-des-depenses-federales-en-personnel"}},"pivot":{"publication_id":736,"news_release_id":47}}