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This report provides information regarding the implementation status of audit recommendations contained in various reports issued by the Auditor General to City divisions. On an annual basis, the Auditor General reviews the implementation status of outstanding audit recommendations and reports the results of the review to Council through the Audit Committee.

The Auditor General has issued 1,534 recommendations since January 1, 1999. Management has fully implemented 89 per cent or 1,361 of these 1,534 recommendations.

Since July 1, 2009 the Auditor General has issued various reports containing a total of 599 recommendations. Since that time, 14 of these recommendations have been identified by the Auditor General as no longer relevant, leaving 585 relevant recommendations. Factors such as reorganizations and changes in business practices and service levels can cause some recommendations to no longer be relevant.

The results of our review indicate management has fully implemented 423 or 72 per cent of the applicable recommendations made by the Auditor General during the five year period from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2014. Although management has made good progress on implementing audit recommendations, 39 recommendations have been outstanding for over three years. Eleven of these recommendations have been outstanding for over five years. Management is taking steps to implement these recommendations.

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