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Public servants may incur expenses for travel, meals and hospitality related to government business, and can claim expense reimbursements and certain allowances. They have to follow government policies on these types of expenses, as well as policies on procurement cards and credit cards.

Objective and Scope

We established an annual rotational audit of departments’ systems to verify that the expenses of the premier, ministers, associate ministers and their staff comply with policies and to support the Treasury Board Committee oversight process as described in our May 2017 report. This is third year of our audit.

This year, we audited the systems at the following departments:

  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Economic Development and Trade
  • Environment and Parks
  • Infrastructure
  • Justice and Solicitor General
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Transportation


The audit, conducted in 2018, determined that in the time period all of the departments examined had effective processes in place.

This report completes the first round of rotational audits initiated in 2016 under which the Auditor General audits each department once every three years. A new round of rotational audits of the premier’s and minister’s office expenses will begin in fall 2019.