AHS to begin posting executive expense claim information
November 30, 2012
CALGARY – Effective Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, Alberta Health Services (AHS) will post executive and Board member expenses to its website at www.albertahealthservices.ca (Information will be available via the home page in the Wait Times & Reporting section).
The expense information will be posted monthly and will include the expense reports for members of the AHS Board, the President and CEO, direct reports to the CEO and several other senior positions.
Expenses for senior staff members at the Senior Vice President level and above, as well as Zone Medical Directors, Chief Medical Officers, the Ethics and Compliance Officer, the Chief Audit Executive, and the Chief of Staff will be posted.
The first posting Monday will include expense claim information for October 2012. November expense claim information will be posted by Dec. 14. Thereafter, monthly expense report postings will occur by the 10th business day of each subsequent month.
In October, AHS implemented a new, comprehensive travel, hospitality and hosting policy. The new policy adopts provincial government policy completely, or adapts the AHS policy where necessary, to account for differences in organizational structure or business operations.
AHS’ new policy strengthens already stringent requirements around what is permissible for reimbursement as a travel, meal and hospitality expense and includes the public disclosure of approved expense reports submitted by executive staff members and the board.
Both AHS’ Travel, Hospitality and Hosting Policy and the Board’s Public Service Travel Subsistence Policy support this organization’s commitment to accountability, transparency and sound financial stewardship.