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Departmental Performance Report for the Period ending March 31, 2009

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Chart - Program Activities Contributing to the Achievement of the TSB Strategic Outcome
The strategic outcome of the TSB, the mitigation of risks to the safety of the transportation system through independent accident investigations, is achieved by the following program activities: Marine Investigations, Pipeline Investigations, Rail Investigations, Air Investigations, and Internal Services.
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Figure 1 - Occurrences Reported to the TSB
In 2003, there were 2293 reported accidents, 1391 mandatorily reported incidents, 739 voluntarily reported incidents, and 172 fatalities.
In 2004, there were 2220 reported accidents, 1489 mandatorily reported incidents, 781 voluntarily reported incidents, and 186 fatalities.
In 2005, there were 2276 reported accidents, 1373 mandatorily reported incidents, 704 voluntarily reported incidents, and 188 fatalities.
In 2006, there were 2155 reported accidents, 1326 mandatorily reported incidents, 710 voluntarily reported incidents, and 167 fatalities.
In 2007, there were 2109 reported accidents, 1410 mandatorily reported incidents, 921 voluntarily reported incidents, and 153 fatalities.
In 2008, there were 1865 reported accidents, 1459 mandatorily reported incidents, 742 voluntarily reported incidents, and 161 fatalities.
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Figure 2 - Investigations Started, in Process, and Completed
In 2003-2004, there were 76 investigations started, 142 investigations in process, and 73 investigations completed.
In 2004-2005, there were 75 investigations started, 102 investigations in process, and 115 investigations completed.
In 2005-2006, there were 78 investigations started, 105 investigations in process, and 75 investigations completed.
In 2006-2007, there were 69 investigations started, 120 investigations in process, and 54 investigations completed.
In 2007-2008, there were 70 investigations started, 108 investigations in process, and 82 investigations completed.
In 2008-2009, there were 61 investigations started, 81 investigations in process, and 88 investigations completed.
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Figure 3 - Ratings of Assessments of Responses, 1999-2008
From 1999 to 2008, 57 % of the responses to recommendations were rated as Fully Satisfactory.
From 1999 to 2008, 22 % of the responses to recommendations were rated as Satisfactory Intent.
From 1999 to 2008, 14 % of the responses to recommendations were rated as Satisfactory in Part.
From 1999 to 2008, 7 % of the responses to recommendations were rated as Unsatisfactory.
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Figure 4 - Spending Trend
In 2006-2007, estimates were $29.1 million, the planned spending was $30.9 million, the authorized spending was $31.7 million, and the actual spending was $30.9 million.
In 2007-2008, estimates were $29.0 million, the planned spending was $29.4 million, the authorized spending was $31.5 million, and the actual spending was $30.4 million.
In 2008-2009, estimates were $29.0 million, the planned spending was $31.4 million, the authorized spending was $32.1 million, and the actual spending was $31.6 million.
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Figure 5 - TSB Historical Spending
In 1999-2000, TSB spending was $22.3 million for regular operations and $13.4 million for the SR111 investigation.
In 2000-2001, TSB spending was $23.1 million for regular operations and $3.6 million for the SR111 investigation.
In 2001-2002, TSB spending was $23.5 million for regular operations and $3.2 million for the SR111 investigation.
In 2002-2003, TSB spending was $24.9 million for regular operations and $3.3 million for the SR111 investigation.
In 2003-2004, TSB spending was $28.5 million for regular operations.
In 2004-2005, TSB spending was $28.4 million for regular operations.
In 2005-2006, TSB spending was $27.6 million for regular operations.
In 2006-2007, TSB spending was $27.5 million for regular operations.
In 2007-2008, TSB spending was $27.1 million for regular operations.
In 2008-2009, TSB spending was $28.3 million for regular operations.
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Figure 6 - TSB Expenses by Category
In 2008-2009, expenditures for salaries and wages accounted for 57% of total TSB expenditures.
In 2008-2009, expenditures for employee benefits accounted for 17% of total TSB expenditures.
In 2008-2009, expenditures for professional and special services accounted for 8% of total TSB expenditures.
In 2008-2009, expenditures for transportation and communications accounted for 6% of total TSB expenditures.
In 2008-2009, expenditures for accommodation accounted for 5% of total TSB expenditures.
In 2008-2009, expenditures for amortization accounted for 3% of total TSB expenditures.
In 2008-2009, expenditures for repairs and maintenance accounted for 2% of total TSB expenditures.
In 2008-2009, expenditures for utilities, materials, supplies and equipment accounted for 1% of total TSB expenditures.
In 2008-2009, other expenditures accounted for 1% of total TSB expenditures.
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This figure is a letter signed on July 8, 2009 by Régent Chouinard, CA, Principal for the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, presenting the Auditor's Report. The letter says that the Principal for the Auditor General of Canada audited the statement of financial position of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada as at March 31, 2009 and the statements of operations, equity of Canada and cash flow for the year then ended.
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