The following audits are of particular interest:
Advanced Education—Athabasca University—IT Resumption (page 65)
Agriculture and Forestry—Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (pages 21 and 73)
Executive Council—Contracting Processes Follow-up (page 53)
Human Services—Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Program (page 31)
Outstanding recommendations summary (page 17)
The payback on Albertans’ investment of audit dollars in our producing recommendations for improvement in the performance of and confidence in the public service is our confirmation through follow-up auditing that recommendations are implemented and substantial change has occurred.
We acknowledge the accomplishment of the managers who have implemented 27 of our recommendations in the last year. We also acknowledge the monitoring of the implementation of our recommendations by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and its requests for status updates from departments and agencies.
The two ministries with the largest number of outstanding recommendations more than three years old and not ready for a follow-up audit are Environment and Parks, and Health.