Planned Audits and Reports

Please Note – the following topics could change as could the timing of reporting. This is our best estimate at the current time for what will be reported.

Fall 2018

Subject:

 

Financial Report

 

 

Our 2018 Financial Report will be presented to the House of Assembly in October 2018. The three chapters will provide information on the following:

  1. Results of the financial audit work performed in the Office’s financial reporting portfolio;
  2. Nova Scotia’s financial condition;
  3. Follow up on previous financial report observations and recommendations

 

   

Our Fall 2018 Performance Audit report will be presented to the House of Assembly in December 2018 and will include the following three chapters:

 

Subject:

 

IT Governance in the Health Sector

 

 

This audit will determine whether the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the Isaak Walton Killam Health Centre, and the Departments of Internal Services and Health and Wellness have appropriate IT governance in place for the health sector.

 

Subject:

 

IWK

 

 

This audit will look at governance and financial management and controls within the IWK. It will not be an in-depth analysis of the CEO expenses as that topic has been previously addressed and is currently being investigated by the police. We will assess governance within the organization as well as the financial management controls in place.

 

Subject:

 

Workers Compensation Board

 

 

This audit will examine various processes at WCB. Our work will be reported in two phases, with this chapter covering governance, oversight and accountability along with program sustainability. We anticipate reporting the second phase covering claims and benefits administration, appeals, return to work processes and service provider contracts in our Spring 2019 report.

 

 

Winter 2019

Subject:

 

Internal Services – Privacy Breach

 

 

We are working with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to investigate the privacy breach around the FOIPOP portal and plan to present our reports to the Legislature together in January. Our work will look at the decisions made and actions taken to select, implement and monitor the new computer system in place for Freedom of Information requests.

 

Subject:

 

Follow Up

 

 

Our annual review of the status of the recommendations we made in 2015 and 2016 will continue as a stand along report late in the winter of 2019. We will examine approximately 140 recommendations and report on how many government have completed necessary actions on.

 

Spring 2019

Subject:

 

Diversity

 

 

This audit will examine how the Public Service Commission is addressing diversity and inclusion within the workforce of the provincial government. Additional work has been added to consider the status at a selection of departments across government.

 

Subject:

 

Bridges

 

 

This audit will look at how the provinces manages bridge maintenance and new construction. We will look at how they assess the condition of bridges and how they determine which ones require maintenance or replacement. We will also consider how government ensures standards are complied with when building or repairing bridges in Nova Scotia.

 

Subject:

 

Workers Compensation Board

 

 

This will be the second phase of reporting on our audit of processes at WCB. This chapter will address claims and benefits administration, appeals, return to work processes and service provider contracts

 

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