The City of Ottawa’s Audit Committee today received three follow-up audit reports and approved the Auditor General’s work plan for 2018.
The Committee received follow-up reports on two audits and one review: the Audit of Construction Supervision; the Audit of Specific Contracts and Processes in Fleet Services Branch; and the Review of City Funding to the Ottawa School of Speech and Drama.
For the Audit of Construction Supervision, 10 of the Auditor General’s 13 recommendations have been fully implemented and three are partially implemented. The follow-up audit confirms that the City has significant measures in place to monitor, review and assess construction contracts and to use information collected on contractor performance to inform decisions about new projects.
In regards to the Audit of Specific Contracts and Processes in Fleet Services Branch, the follow-up audit finds that the majority of the recommendations have been implemented. Since the original audit was done, the City has moved to an in-house parts inventory program.
On the Review of City Funding to the Ottawa School of Speech and Drama, the follow-up report finds that tracking, follow-up and documentation have improved in agreements for new developments to provide community benefits. Two of the recommendations have been implemented and one is partially implemented in the follow-up report.
Auditor General Ken Hughes also tabled his proposed work plan for 2018, which was approved by the Audit Committee for City Council consideration. The plan includes new audits to be undertaken, audits in progress and follow-up audits to be done.
Items considered at today’s Audit Committee will go to City Council on Wednesday, November 22.
The Audit Committee will consider a new set of completed audits on November 30.