Standards for Canadian organizations

2020 Edition

Administration and Management Introduction

Purpose

Through sound administration and effective management, the public authority/agency achieves its mission and strategic goals; assures appropriate use of public resources for the public good; and remains responsive to the needs of the communities it serves.  

Introduction

COA’s Administration and Management standards outline the responsibilities of public authority/agency leadership to foster a culture of transparency, accountability, and community responsiveness; provide oversight of operations; and promote program and operational improvements. The responsibilities set forth in the standards represent the multi-faceted functions the leadership of a public authority/agency assumes in cooperation with relevant stakeholders.

Interpretation

Public authority/agency leadership can include the Chief Executive Officer, the public authority/agency director, the agency head, or the administrative team.
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Note: This standard does not apply to private organizations.