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This report provides information regarding the implementation status of recommendations made by the Forensic Unit of the Auditor General’s Office which were publicly reported through Audit Committee. These recommendations were made in the context of annual Fraud and Waste Hotline reports or other special reviews such as the 2013 report on Fleet Services Division – Review of Various Equipment Maintenance Practices.

Recommendations may also be made to management staff in the context of confidential investigation reports. The implementation status of confidential recommendations is communicated directly to the City Manager.

On an annual basis, the Auditor General reviews information provided by management to determine the accuracy of management assertions related to each recommendation. The results of this review are communicated to Council through the Audit Committee.

Since January 2007, the Auditor General has issued various reports related to its operation of the Fraud and Waste Hotline Program. Since that time, a total of 29 recommendations have been reported publicly. As well, an additional 23 recommendations were made to management staff in the context of confidential investigation reports and have been fully implemented.

The results of our review indicate management has not fully implemented six outstanding recommendations made in public reports by the Auditor General’s Forensic Unit.

Continued efforts to implement outstanding recommendations will provide additional benefit to the City through cost savings, additional revenue and enhanced service delivery.