Publications: 2018

An Independent Audit of Executive Expenses at School District 61

May 2018
In this audit, we looked at the expense payments for six executives from School District 61 in Victoria. Specifically, we looked to see whether expenses that the school district paid on behalf of these executives complied with the district’s policies, and followed the spirit and intent of core government policy.

Service Plan 2018/19 - 2020/21

April 2018
This Service Plan covers the 2018/19 fiscal year, and includes targets through to 2020/21. It provides strategic direction for the office, and outlines its goals for the coming year and the indicators that will be used to evaluate progress. The performance audit and financial statement audit coverage plans identify the projects that the office plans to start over the next three years. The Annual Review of the Budgets of the Statutory Offices (including our office) is prepared by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services and for approval by the Legislative Assembly.

Perspectives on Climate Change Action in Canada - A Collaborative Report from Auditors General

March 2018
This collaborative audit provides an overall and independent assessment of the state of climate change action in Canada, based on audit work released over the last 18 months by the auditors general across the country. A recording of the webinar is on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada's website. Managing Climate Change Risks: An Independent Audit was published by our office in February 2018.

Observations on the BC Utilities Commission

March 2018
This information report draws attention to key aspects of government task force reviews of the BC Utilities Commission that still warrant government’s consideration. The report also describes the roles and responsibilities of the commission.

An Independent Audit of the Recruitment and Retention of Rural and Remote Nurses in Northern B.C.

February 2018
This audit looked to see if Northern Health was effectively recruiting and retaining registered nurses and nurse practitioners to fill the rural registered nurse and nurse practitioner positions identified in its human health resources plan.

Managing Climate Change Risks: An Independent Audit

February 2018
This audit looked at whether government is adequately managing the risks posed by climate change. This audit was part of a collaborative climate change audit across Canada titled Perspectives on Climate Change Action in Canada.

Performance Audit Coverage Plan 2017/18 - 2019/20

January 2018
The Performance Audit Coverage Plan lists in-progress audits as well as those that the office anticipates starting over the next three years. This year, new performance audit topics include post-secondary student mental health, the RCMP contract, and access to timely cancer care. The office has paused work on seven projects, including the George Massey Tunnel Replacement and the Transportation Investment Corporation due to recent changes in these areas. The office will monitor these projects to determine if further work would add value.

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