Item - 2012.AU7.6

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 11, 2012 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by Audit Committee on July 3, 2012 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on July 11, 2012.

AU7.6 - Auditor Generalís Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Agencies and Corporations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 11, 12 and 13, 2012, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the report (June 12, 2012) from the Auditor General.

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager to report to the October 25, 2012 meeting of the Audit Committee, on the status of the outstanding request to the Police Services Board to examine the Vancouver Traffic Authority Program as an alternative to Toronto's current paid duty system;  and further, that consideration be given to including the best practices found in other major North American cities, and to working with the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, to specifically address, as part of initial contract tender documents, justification that paid duty police is required on-site, with a view to phasing out paid duty policing at construction and other work sites.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 12, 2012) Report from the Auditor General - Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Agencies and Corporations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48550.pdf
(March 7, 2012) Appendix 1 - Toronto Parking Authority, Results of Follow-up of Previous Audit Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48551.pdf
(May 23, 2012) Appendix 2 - Toronto Police Services Board, Results of Follow-up of Previous Audit Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48552.pdf
(April 16, 2012) Appendix 3 - Toronto Community Housing Corporation, Results of Follow-up of Previous Audit Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48553.pdf

AU7.6 - Auditor Generalís Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Agencies and Corporations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive for information, the report (June 12, 2012) from the Auditor General.

 

2.         City Council request the City Manager to report to the October 25, 2012 meeting of the Audit Committee, on the status of the outstanding request to the Police Services Board to examine the Vancouver Traffic Authority Program as an alternative to Toronto's current paid duty system;  and further, that consideration be given to including the best practices found in other major North American cities, and to working with the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management, to specifically address, as part of initial contract tender documents, justification that paid duty police is required on-site, with a view to phasing out paid duty policing at construction and other work sites.

Origin

(June 12, 2012) Report from the Auditor General

Summary

This report provides information regarding the implementation status of audit recommendations contained in various reports issued by the Auditor General to the City’s agencies, boards, commissions and corporations.  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, 2006 the Auditor General has issued various reports containing a total of 190 recommendations.  Since that time four of these recommendations have been identified by the Auditor General as no longer relevant.  These recommendations are no longer relevant as reorganizations and changes in business practices and service levels have rendered them no longer applicable.  Consequently, 186 of the 190 recommendations continue to have relevance.

 

The results of our review indicate that on a combined basis, City agencies, boards, commissions and corporations have implemented 73 per cent or 136 of the 186 recommendations made by the Auditor General from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2011.

 

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

Background Information

(June 12, 2012) Report from the Auditor General - Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Agencies and Corporations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48550.pdf
(March 7, 2012) Appendix 1 - Toronto Parking Authority, Results of Follow-up of Previous Audit Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48551.pdf
(May 23, 2012) Appendix 2 - Toronto Police Services Board, Results of Follow-up of Previous Audit Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48552.pdf
(April 16, 2012) Appendix 3 - Toronto Community Housing Corporation, Results of Follow-up of Previous Audit Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-48553.pdf

Speakers

Councillor Mike Del Grande

Motions

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)

That the Audit Committee recommend that City Council request the City Manager to report to the October 25, 2012 meeting of the Audit Committee, on the status of the outstanding request to the Police Services Board to examine the Vancouver Traffic Authority Program as an alternative to Toronto's current paid duty system;  and further, that consideration be given to including the best practices found in other major North American cities, and to working with the Director, Purchasing and Materials Management to specifically address, as part of initial contract tender documents, justification that paid duty police is required on-site, with a view to phasing out paid duty policing at construction and other work sites.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Jul-03-2012

Result: Carried Majority Required - AU7.6 - Matlow - Motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Vincent Crisanti, Doug Holyday (Chair), Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Shelley Carroll, Mary Fragedakis
Total members that were Absent: 0 Members that were absent are

2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Redundant)

That the Audit Committee request the City Manager to report to the Audit Committee meeting on October 25, 2012, with a progress report on Council's directed changes to Paid Duty Requirements, such report to include implementation to-date and savings realized.


3 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council