Departmental Results Framework
|Core Responsibility||Investigations of Canadian Security Intelligence Services’ operational activities|
The Security Intelligence Review Committee is an external independent review body responsible for: reviewing the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to determine whether its operational activities complied with the law and ministerial direction and were reasonable and necessary; investigating complaints by any person about any action of the Service, including denials of security clearances; and, certifying the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Director’s annual report to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to determine whether any activities were not authorized, contravened ministerial direction, or involved any unreasonable exercise of powers. The Committee makes findings and, where appropriate, recommendations designed to improve performance and prevent non-compliance. The results of this work, edited to protect national security and personal privacy, are summarized in an annual report, which is tabled in Parliament by the Minister.
|Departmental Results & Departmental Results Indicators||
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service complies with the law and its actions are reasonable and necessary
|Result||Indicator||Data collection frequency||Methodology|
|CSIS complies with the law and its actions are reasonable and necessary||1: % of high- and medium-risk operational activities reviewed annually||Annually||
Rationale: This indicator measures the degree to which Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) activities that may pose risks to Canadians come under scrutiny. The knowledge that these activities are being reviewed in turn promotes a culture of compliance with the law in key operational areas at CSIS.
|2: Degree to which the parties to complaints are satisfied with the complaints process||Annually||
Rationale: This indicator measures the parties’ level of satisfaction of the SIRC complaints process, which is an important mechanism for identifying any unreasonable or unnecessary exercise of powers by CSIS.
|3: % of recommendations accepted by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service||Annually||
Rationale: This indicator measures CSIS uptake of recommendations from SIRC reviews of operational activities and complaint investigations, which represents CSIS’ focus on minimizing risks of non-compliance.
|4: % of recommendations advanced by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service||Annually||
Rationale: This indicator measures concrete CSIS actions to implement recommendations from SIRC reviews of operational activities and complaint investigations, which represents CSIS’ focus on minimizing risks of non-compliance.
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