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We are reporting the results of six audits that were not ready for the October 2006 Annual Report of the Auditor General. They include:

  • Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission—Contracting practices
  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
    • Referral to the Chief Electoral Officer
    • Métis Settlements Ombudsman
  • Infrastructure and Transportation— Capital grants to Métis Settlements
  • Lakeland College—Contracting practices
  • Post Secondary Institutions
    • Contracting practices
    • General computer controls
  • Agriculture, Food and Rural Development—Expense accounts


We normally report our work once a year, but the lessons to be learned regarding the purpose of controls in maintaining integrity are worthy of immediate consideration.

Lessons learned:

  • Hire wisely and then supervise—see AADAC and Lakeland.
  • Segregate incompatible job duties—see AADAC and Lakeland.
  • Monitor contract results—see AADAC, Lakeland and Aboriginal Affairs.
  • Monitor terms and conditions of grants—see Infrastructure and Transportation.
  • Sign construction contracts (interim or final) before the work starts—see Grant MacEwan and SAIT.
  • Inform staff about how to report alleged employee misconduct—see Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.
  • Ensure independence and impartiality of those that investigate—see Aboriginal Affairs.
  • Take the necessary steps to protect computer systems—see post secondary institutions.