The GNWT will be able to recover costs directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic from the federal government. The Department of Finance, Office of the Comptroller General will coordinate the tracking, reporting, and recovery of costs from the federal government on behalf of all departments and public agencies.
Effective May 12, 2020 all employees who have been redeployed or re-assigned as a part of the GNWT’s COVID-19 response must enter their time in the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) using new COVID-19 specific timesheet codes:
- COVID-19 Codes for UNW employees
- COVID-19 Codes for Excluded employees
- COVID-19 Codes for Senior Management
- COVID-19 Codes for Physicians
The Positive Time Reporter Guide also provides further guidance on how to enter time in HRIS.
Monthly expense reports
Moving forward, all departments will need to submit monthly reports demonstrating all direct expenses incurred to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic (departments will also need to submit a report for each public agency they are responsible for under the Financial Administration Act).
Finance Directors should contact the Office of the Comptroller General for further direction and guidance on reporting requirements.