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The Auditor General’s Audit Work Plan included a review of City controls over training, conferences and related travel expenses.

The Work Plan is intended to address a combination of major program areas as well as those areas of less financial significance. In the latter case, while the areas reviewed may not involve significant funds, they are particularly important in the context of public interest.

This report provides six recommendations which will strengthen controls over training and conference expenses.  Implementation of the recommendations included in this report will:

  • Ensure expense claims comply with City policies
  • Ensure City training and conference budgets align with actual City training needs
  • Reduce travel and accommodation cost