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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 Audit Committee.

Since July 1, 2007 the Auditor General has issued various reports containing a total of 472 recommendations. Since that time 13 of these recommendations have been identified by the Auditor General as no longer relevant. Factors such as reorganizations and changes in business practices and service levels have rendered these recommendations no longer applicable. Consequently, 459 of the 472 recommendations continue to have relevance.

Management has made progress on implementing outstanding audit recommendations. However, a number of recommendations have been outstanding for a long period of time. Our analysis indicates 42 recommendations have been outstanding for over three years  Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations-City Divisions 2 and 11 of these recommendations are over five years old. Management should take steps to implement these recommendations.

The results of our review indicate management has fully implemented 340 or 74 per cent of the recommendations made by the Auditor General during the five year period from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2012.

From a historical perspective, the Auditor General has issued 1268 recommendations since January 1, 1999. Management has fully implemented 90 per cent or 1138 of these 1268 recommendations. Continued efforts to implement outstanding recommendations will provide additional benefit to the City through cost savings, additional revenue and enhanced service delivery.