Work in Progress
At any time, the OAG has a number of audits or reviews in progress. Click the report name to view a brief description and the audit criteria (what we looked at).
Projects in the Reporting Phase
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Projects in the Conducting Phase
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- Special Accounts
- The project examines a number of the 24 special accounts that currently exist in various ministries. An information piece on the nature and purpose of special accounts will also be prepared and included on our website. The questions to be answered include:
- Is the special account operated in compliance with government’s financial management framework?
- Is the special account operated in compliance with its legislative framework?
- Is the special account effectively governed?
- Is the special account achieving its intended outcomes?
- BC Transit Information Piece
- This informational report provides an overview of the three areas that are key in shaping the future of public transit and observations by the Auditor General regarding the current context in which BC Transit is pursuing government’s significant growth strategy. The document aims to help legislators, stakeholders, and the public understand:
- what the government is trying to achieve with public transit and why;
- the current responsibilities for public transit planning and funding;
- the factors that affect peoples’ travel choices; and
- some of the challenges to achieving the goals of sustainable transit.
- Audit of Special Indemnities
The purpose of this audit is to determine the effectiveness of the system (or framework) governing the granting of indemnities to individuals under the authority of the Financial Administration Act (FAA), but outside of a formally established and approved government policy. Indemnities granted to individuals under the authority of the FAA, in special circumstances that are beyond the scope of the existing Public Service Agency (PSA) policy, are referred to as “special indemnities."
This audit will specifically examine whether special indemnities are granted, administered and reported in a consistent and transparent manner, and whether the terms and conditions of the indemnity agreements are complied with. The audit will answer the following questions:
- Is there a legal and administrative framework to ensure that decisions to grant and amend special indemnities are authorized, consistent and transparent?
- Does government have appropriate mechanisms in place to ensure that financial obligations assumed in granting special indemnities are effectively managed, appropriately authorized and in compliance with the applicable indemnity agreement?
- Are reporting practices sufficient to ensure government is accountable for obligations assumed and expenditures incurred in relation to special indemnities?
The Office expects to complete the audit in July 2013.
- Information Technology General Controls HealthCheck
- The overall objective of this project is to determine the level of maturity that all government reporting entities have attained with respect to managing IT general controls in their IT environment for protecting the information they collected, stored and transmitted, as well as ensuring critical government services can continue.
- Web Applications Security
- This audit determines whether the provincial government’s websites are adequately protected from Internet security threats such as abuse, unauthorized intrusion or modification. There are about 367 public-facing web applications as identified by ministries on their applications inventory list prepared for the Office of the Chief Information Officer as of November 4, 2011,l with 74% hosted by Shared Services BC and others hosted externally by various providers.
Projects in the Follow-up Phase
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