Publications: 2017

Development Initiative Trusts: An Audit of Legislative Compliance and Public Accountability Practices in the Three Statutory Trusts

April 2012
This report brings together the audits of the publicly-funded Northern, Southern Interior and North Island-Coast Development Initiative Trusts. These audits examined the statutory trusts' compliance with their respective Acts, and the quality of their public accountability reporting. This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on November 21, 2013.

Follow-up Report: Updates on the implementation of recommendations from recent reports (March 2012)

March 2012
This follow-up report contains the self-assessed progress of ministries and organizations in implementing the recommendations from recent reports. The report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly’s Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on April 24, 2012.
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An Audit of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations' Management of Timber

February 2012
The objective of this audit was to determine whether the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is achieving its forest objectives for timber. The report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly’s Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on June 11, 2012. The first follow-up on the report’s recommendations is expected in April 2013.

Effectiveness of BC Community Corrections

December 2011
This audit examined the Community Corrections and Corporate Programs (CCCP) division's success in reducing rates of re-offending among those under its supervision, and identified particular areas that may be impacting the CCCP's effectiveness. The report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly’s Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on April 24, 2012. The follow-up reports were issued April 2013 and October 2013, and were discussed on February 4, 2015.
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Summary Report: Results of Completed Projects (2011)

December 2011
Six recent projects are summarized in the report: an audit of government's fee-setting and approval process; an audit of the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP); preliminary observations and findings from an audit of government's management of the student loan program; an examination of the public post-secondary accountability framework's design and operation; the first phase of an audit of school district accountability for the effectiveness of special education services that focused on three school districts; and the results of a high-level security audit of wireless access points at the University of British Columbia and Camosun College. This report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly's Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on February 5, 2015.

BC Hydro: The Effects of Rate-Regulated Accounting

October 2011
This report examines the implications of BC Hydro's use of rate-regulated accounting, which allows BC Hydro to establish deferral accounts into which it can "defer" expenses to future years. The report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly’s Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on November 25, 2011. The first follow-up on the report’s recommendations is expected in April 2012.

Follow-up Report: Updates on the implementation of recommendations from recent reports (October 2011)

October 2011
This follow-up report contains the self-assessed progress of ministries and organizations in implementing the Auditor General's recommendations. It also includes two progress assessments. The report was discussed by the Legislative Assembly’s Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts on April 24, 2012.

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