This report provides the results of the follow-up of audit recommendations for five reports issued by the City’s Auditor General to the Board of Directors of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) in 2011 and 2012. The reports are:
- Toronto Community Housing Corporation – Procurement Policies and Procedures Are Not Being Followed
- Toronto Community Housing Corporation – Controls Over Employee Expenses Are Ineffective
- Toronto Community Housing Corporation – Review of Controls Over Procurement and Payment Functions at TCHC Subsidiary: Housing Services Inc.
- Toronto Community Housing Corporation – The City and Toronto Community Housing Corporation Needs to Strengthen its Oversight of Subsidiaries and Other Business Interests
- Toronto Community Housing Corporation Fleet Management – Lack of Central Oversight Has Led to Control Deficiencies
Our 2011 audit reports contained a total of 41 recommendations. Our 2012 audit reports contained an additional 39 recommendations. At this point last year, we reported that out of the original 80 recommendations, 30 recommendations had been implemented, 37 remained outstanding, and 3 were no longer applicable.
The purpose of this review was to determine whether the remaining 37 recommendations have been implemented. The result of our review indicates that TCHC have fully implemented 19 out of the remaining 37 recommendations made in the five audit reports issued by the Auditor General’s Office. The implementation of the remaining recommendations is in progress. Audit recommendations that have been fully implemented in the past year are listed in Attachment 1.
Audit recommendations not fully implemented, as well as management’s comments and action plan, are included in Attachment 2. The recommendations not yet fully implemented will be carried forward to our next follow-up review in approximately 12 months.
Finally, we would like to express our appreciation to all TCHC staff involved in the recommendation implementation process for their dedication and effort.