BSc (Hons), Chemical Engineering (Birmingham); MA, Public Administration (Carleton)
Robert Sutherland Hall 431
613.533.6000 ext. 75723
Research/Teaching: impact of recent changes to the federal budgeting process, government accountability for management of expenditures and related role of Parliament, effectiveness of Treasury Board Secretariat in its expenditure management role, government expenditure management and budgeting, management in the public sector.
Mike Joyce is the MPA Program Director as well as an adjunct professor in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. Mike came to the School on an interchange with the Canadian federal government’s Treasury Board Secretariat where he was Assistant Secretary (Assistant Deputy Minister) responsible for the Secretariat’s Expenditure Management Sector.
At Queen’s Mike teaches courses on government expenditure management and budgeting in the Masters of Public Administration program. As well, he is a co-instructor for that program’s core course, Management in the Public Sector. His research interests include the impact of recent changes to the federal government’s budgeting process; government accountability to Parliament for its overall management of expenditures; and, the effectiveness of the Treasury Board Secretariat in its expenditure management role. He has published a working paper – “The Canadian Federal Government’s Experience with Prudent Budget Planning”. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the OECD Journal on Budgeting.
As Assistant Secretary, Mike was directly responsible for the expenditure management role played by the Treasury Board Secretariat and he played a lead role in developing and implementing a number of the Secretariat’s expenditure management initiatives. As well, he served as the Secretariat’s representative on the OECD’s Senior Budget Officers Working Group. His previous experience in the Secretariat included three years as Director of Estimates and a number of Program Sector Director positions covering Citizenship, Immigration, Justice, Cultural, Aboriginal and Crown corporation portfolios.
From 1991 to 1993, Mike worked as an Assistant Secretary in the Australian government's Department of Finance as part of an exchange program with the Treasury Board Secretariat. During that time he played a lead role in the Australian government’s initiative to commercialize a full range of programs in the Department of Administrative Services and in introducing optionality for departments in their real property needs.
Before he joined the Treasury Board Secretariat Mike worked for the Atomic Energy Control Board on regulatory process and public consultation. His previous experience included various positions as a chemical process engineer, initially in the chemical fertilizer industry and subsequently in Canada's heavy water production program. As well, he spent a year as a voluntary service high school teacher in Anguilla (West Indies).