The Facilities and Security Directorate (FSD) supports the effective management of the Department's real property assets and the occupational health, safety, and security of Health Canada employees.
The range of services in support of Departmental programs, includes:
The Directorate develops and maintains policies, systems, and procedures governing the management of these services within Health Canada.
The mandate of the Directorate is carried out by the following divisions:
The mandate of RPFMD is to provide national and strategic leadership in real property and environmental management services to the branches, including the regions, in support of Health Canada's program deliverables. This is done through the interpretation, development and implementation of policies and practices. RPFMD's team of experts also acquire and manage the Department's facilities, in the most cost-efficient manner, to promote productivity and ensure that employees have the best facilities, laboratories and office accommodations possible. The RPFMD is also responsible for the Department's Mail Services Operations, Stores Operations, and IT Warehousing and Delivery.
Below is a list of the Division's responsibilities and services:
RPFMD participates in departmental and interdepartmental committees as well as national workshops.
The mandate of the Safety, Emergency and Security Management Division (SESMD) is to establish and maintain a level of safety and security sufficient to protect employees, information and other valuable assets. It is SESMD's responsibility to develop relative policies and working tools, provide expert advice and consultative services to the clients and respond to emergency situations. The Departmental Occupational Safety and Health Program which is governed by legislation, is managed through SESMD in liaison with the occupational health and safety committees nationally.
The mandate of the Policy, Planning and Information Division (PPID) is to facilitate Directorate strategies; to manage the analysis and the development of the annual business plan and operational plans, and the financial and human resources component of the strategic plans and the associated budgets; to provide strategic advice on financial management and resources issues; to plan, to direct and to lead special projects for the implementation of new governmental and departmental policy and initiatives and horizontal projects throughout the Directorate; and to coordinate the provision of financial and administrative support services, and local informatics and information management services.