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Reports show audit recommendations completed

October 22, 2019
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The City’s Audit Committee today received four follow-up reports that focus on improving management practices.

The Committee received reports from Auditor General Ken Hughes on the following topics:

  • Follow-up to the 2016 Review of CSC Laurier Cash Handling Process and Cash Discrepancies
  • Follow-up to the 2017 Investigation of Three Reported Client Service Centre Deposit Shortages
  • Follow-up to the 2015 Audit of Species at Risk
  • Follow-up to the 2010 Audit of the West End Flooding Event and the Development Review Processes Within the Carp River Watershed

Follow-ups are part of a complete audit process. They are conducted to ensure that required measures, as committed to by management and approved by Council, have been effectively implemented.

The Auditor General found that, for the two audits involving cash management at Client Service Centres, the City has implemented all recommendations from the original audits to ensure proper training, procedures and oversight for handling money.

For the species at risk audit, seven of eight recommendations are complete. Work done includes more training for staff about species at risk and better procedures for sharing information, including a centralized website.

The 2012 follow-up to the audit on the West End Flooding Event and the Development Review Processes within the Carp River Watershed was also tabled. The report was held pending resolution of all legal actions involving the 2009 flood, which have now been addressed.

These reports will be before City Council on Wednesday, November 6.

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