Corporate Services oversees all of the following sections:
Finance, Information Services Coordination, Records Management, Asset Management, Human Resources, Payroll and Benefits, Administration and Communications. It is also responsible for Algonquin Properties Limited and Algonquin Golf Limited.


Finance is the section responsible for internal control and budget coordination, accounts payable, accounts receivable, chargebacks and the coordination of financial information for public accounts and budget estimates.

The Technology and Records Management section ensures that the departmental program delivery is supported by effective use of technology. Staff provides technical support and advisory services and monitors and approves the acquisition of technology and related products to ensure compatibility with corporate standards.

Human Resources is responsible for staffing, training, labour relations, classifications and the administration of various Human Resources related programs.

Communications serves as the first contact with the media, co-ordinating various media events, providing direction and support in the writing of various publications, speeches and news releases.

The Information Access and Privacy Unit is responsible for the central administration of the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA).

The Unit provides leadership and expertise on information access and privacy policy related issues and offers:

•general information to members of the public seeking to understand their rights under RTIPPA;
•legislative and policy analysis relating to RTIPPA and public sector best practices in information access and privacy;
•consulting, coordination and support services to all public bodies; and
•a corporate communications program about access to information and privacy protection.
The Unit is overseen by the Chief Information Access and Privacy Officer for the province of New Brunswick, Ian Walsh.

The Provincial Archives is responsible for identifying and preserving public and private sector records that are of legal, administrative and historical significance to New Brunswick. The Provincial Archives' mandate also includes the management of government records and information resources and the promotion of access to New Brunswick's documentary heritage.

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provide access to records for legal, historical and other enquiries; assist government and public researchers at the Archives, respond to mail, e-mail and telephone inquiries; offer facility tours, exhibits and public programs; partner with historical societies, community groups and others to provide external exhibits and programs

Loans of records or microfilm to individuals through other archives and libraries.

Legal Searches - assistance to researchers in locating and using archival records such as archival court records, estate files, deeds, land petitions, maps for legal purposes.

offer facility tours and orientation to Archives, exhibits and public programs; partner with historical societies, community groups and others to provide external exhibits and programs


loans of records on microfilm to individuals through other archives and libraries


provide assistance to government departments in the development of forms for use with government programs; manage and track changes to existing forms

acquire and provide access to maps, plans and architectural drawings and film, video and sound and moving images records; ensure long term preservation and accessibility of digital records, manage systems applications development and web


acquire and provide access to maps, plans and architectural drawings

Acquire, describe, preserve and provide access for research for maps, plans and architechtural drawings that relate to New Brunswick.

ensure long term preservation and accessibility of digital records and manage systems applications development and web architecture and content


acquire and provide access to private sector records and photographs of permanent value, manage oral history program, coordinate with other archives in the province.


acquire and provide access to private sector records of permanent value

acquire, describe, preserve and provide access for research for films, videos, broadcast records and audio recordings that relate to New Brunswick.

The Conservation Unit provides leadership and assistance in preservation of intrinsically valuable records, ensuring storage facilities and procedures meet archival standards, promoting use of permanent media for recording or reformatting information of permanent value, treating records, disaster planning, supporting local archives.

acquire, describe, preserve and provide access for research for photographs documenting New Brunswick's development and history.

acquire and provide access to private sector records of permanent value.

records interviews to document history of various aspects of government, cultural and social development in New Brunswick; and provides advice and technical services to groups undertaking oral history projects.

Government Records - acquires, describes, preserves and provides access to semi-active records of departments of the provincial government, the legislature, the courts, municipalities, and public bodies to ensure that public records are available for legal, administrative and historical purposes.

Records Management - provides promotion of the efficient management of records of government through development of standards and procedures, training, assistance to departments in records storage and retrieval systems, development and authorization of retention schedules controlling disposition of records and ensuring that records of permanent value are transferred to the Archives.

Government Archives - acquires, describes, preserves and provides access to historical records of departments of the provincial government, the legislature, the courts, municipalities, and public bodies to ensure that public records are available for legal, administrative and historical purposes.

provide assistance to government departments in the development of forms for use with government programs; manage and track changes to existing forms.

Records Centre - provides storage of departmental semi-active government records (those not required on a frequent basis), providing reference or retrieval service to originating Department, and scheduled transfer to Archives or destruction.

Film, process and print microfilm of both active and historical records, manage conversion of film to digital and digital to film.

The New Brunswick Translation Bureau assists government in fulfilling its obligations for bilingual services as outlined in the Official Languages of New Brunswick Act. The Bureau provides services such as written translation (from English into French and French into English), simultaneous interpretation for conferences, seminars, and other gatherings, consecutive interpretation for court proceedings and administrative tribunal hearings and other linguistic services.

Translation means the rendition in writing, of a French or English text into the other official language. The French and English sections provide quality translation, revision and proofreading services to departments and agencies listed in Part 1 of the Public Sector Service Labour Relations Act.

Interpretation means oral translation which includes simultaneous and consecutive interpretation. Simultaneous is performed at the same time that the speaker is speaking while consecutive interpretation is performed after the person has finished speaking. This section is responsible to provide quality consecutive and simultaneous interpretation from French to English and English to French at meetings held throughout New Brunswick and organized by departments and agencies of the Province of New Brunswick including the provision of such services at inquests, hearings, examinations for discovery and trials held in provincial courts. This section is also responsible to provide interpretation services at sittings of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick and its committees.

This section provides terminology and research services as well as supporting documentation to Translation Bureau staff and freelancers. Services are also provided to client departments, the federal government, other provincial governments, private- sector language professionals as well as the general public when resources allow.

The library provides reference and information services to the Translation Bureau employees, provincial civil servants and various other clients. The collection (6,500 titles and approximately 12,000 documents) includes language reference material, specialized dictionaries and a multitude of files on a variety of topics. Both printed and electronic resources (Internet,OPAC, CD-ROM, etc) are used for research purposes.

This section is responsible for managing the resources required in the development, maintenance and evaluation of quality services of the Bureau. Key Result Areas include: Management Information System, Administrative Support and Quality of Services.

Government Services’ Corporate Marketing Services Branch provides a wide range of marketing communications support services to clients across government. Our talented staff is here to help you get your message out to your clients, stakeholders and to all New Brunswickers.

Central Stores of the Department of Supply and Services operates a warehouse and delivery service for commonly used supplies and materials. Main users of this service are government departments, Crown Corporations, agencies and other government-funded bodies. Other users of the Central Stores include various municipalities, hospitals and universities. Central Stores presently carries an inventory of 1,449 catalogue items, which is periodically reviewed to determine whether products should be added or deleted.

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Central Tendering processes all tenders for goods and services on behalf of the Central Purchasing branch. This includes the distribution of tender documents and the receipt, opening and recording of bids, as well as reception services for the procurement area. In addition, the branch handles tenders for building construction, maintenance and property management required by the Buildings Group of the Department.