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October 29, 2019 - Financial Report

Nova Scotia Auditor General, Michael A. Pickup released his October 29, 2019 Financial Report to the House of Assembly.  The report provides information on the audit of the March 31, 2019 Consolidated Financial Statements of the Province of Nova Scotia, as well as the results from audits of government organizations.  The report also provides highlights on the Province’s financial condition and information about cybersecurity and the use of purchasing cards within Government, as well as updates on the status of prior year observations – fraud risk management, public sector pensions, internal meetings and employee social events expenses.  

     Chapter 1: Financial Audit Work Results

    Chapter 2: Nova Scotia’s Finances from 2019 Public Accounts

    Chapter 3: Cybersecurity, Purchasing Cards, and Follow-up of Prior Year Observations

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    June 19, 2019 - Joint ALC Report

    Nova Scotia Auditor General, Michael Pickup, released his April 2019 joint follow-up report to the House of Assembly.  The report was completed in conjunction with his counterparts in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.  The report deals with the status of implementing 25 recommendations made to Atlantic Lottery Corporation’s management, Board, and shareholder governments.

      May 28, 2019 - Report

      Nova Scotia Auditor General, Michael Pickup, released his May 28, 2019 report to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. The report includes three audit chapters, one covering diversity and inclusion efforts by the Public Service Commission along with the Departments of Agriculture, Community Services and Justice; a second chapter looking at the processes to manage the selection and quality of bridge projects at the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal; and the third is the second phase of our work at Workers’ Compensation Board, assessing their management of workplace injury claims. 

         Chapter 1: Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Service

        Chapter 2: Selection and Quality Management of Bridge Projects in Central and Western Districts

        Chapter 3: Worker's Compensation Board: Claims Management

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        March 26, 2019 - Report

        Nova Scotia Auditor General, Michael Pickup, released his March 2019 Report to the House of Assembly. This report deals solely with follow-up of 2015 and 2016 performance audit recommendations. The topics followed up are:

        • AMANDA Case Management and Compliance System
        • Aquaculture Monitoring
        • Bluenose II Restoration Project
        • Business Continuity Management
        • Critical Infrastructure Resiliency
        • Forest Management and Protection
        • Funding to Universities
        • Homes for Special Care: Identification and Management of Health and Safety Risks
        • Licensed Child Care
        • Management of Nova Scotia’s Hospital System Capacity
        • Monitoring and Funding Municipalities
        • Procurement and Management of Professional Services Contracts
        • Regional School Board Governance and Oversight
        • Responsible Gambling and the Prevention and Treatment of Problem Gambling
        • School Capital Planning
        • Species at Risk: Management of Conservation and Recovery

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        January 15, 2019 - Report

        Nova Scotia Auditor General, Michael Pickup, released a special report today, January 15, 2019, to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. This report looks at the implementation of new technologies for information access and privacy and considers how those impacted the eventual privacy breach at the Department of Internal Services.

          Information Access and Privacy Information Technology Projects

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