Planned Audits

The following are the planned audits for the 2016-17 reporting periods.  All reports and tabling dates are subject to change. 

 

FALL 2016

 

 

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Critical Infrastructure Resiliency 

Description:

 

This audit will look at how the Nova Scotia government is managing critical infrastructure that impacts Nova Scotians.  Critical Infrastructure describes the assets and services that governments feel are necessary for citizens such as power generation, public health buildings, agriculture, policing, etc.

 

 

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School Capital Planning

Description:

 

This audit will look at the Department of Education's processes to approve new school construction, as well as major renovation projects. It will include both approved and rejected projects over the past five years.

 

 

 

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Licensed Child Care

Description:

 

The audit will examine licensing and inspection of child care centres, along with how affordability and accessibility of child care is monitored and assessed. It will include an examination of Child Care Subsidy Program and the Early Childhood Enhancement Grant.

 

 

 

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AMANDA Case Management and Compliance System

Description:

 

The AMANDA software supports the province's debt collection, as well as issuing business licenses, permits, registrations, and certificates. Our audit will examine whether AMANDA is meeting users' needs and if the information it contains is secure. It will also look at monitoring of contracts related to the Province's use of this software.

 

 

Winter 2017

 

 

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Follow-up of 2013 and 2014 Recommendations 

Description:

 

We will report on the implementation status of recommendations included in our performance audit reports and financial reporting for 2013 and 2014. Through our review of government’s self-assessment of progress, we will confirm whether weaknesses in government operations identified by our audits and financial reporting have been addressed.

 

 

 

 

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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Adapting to Climate Change

Description:

 

This audit will examine the province’s strategies and progress in meeting its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and its initiatives for adapting to climate change. This audit is part of a collaborative audit that includes most other provincial and federal legislative audit offices in Canada.

 

 

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Environmental Assessments

Description:

 

This audit will examine whether environmental assessments are conducted in a manner that is consistent with relevant legislation, standards, and policies and procedures. It will include determining whether there are processes in place to monitor compliance with approval terms and conditions, and whether the province evaluates if the assessments are effective in reducing the environmental impact of approved projects.

 

 

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Mental Health Services:

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This audit will examine how provincial mental health services are planned, provided, and evaluated. It will include the oversight of mental health programs, access to appropriate services, and mental health crisis management. The audit will also look at the implementation of the provincial mental health strategy.

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