Item - 2013.AU12.11

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 16, 2013 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Audit Committee on July 4, 2013 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 16, 2013.

AU12.11 - Auditor Generalís Office - Forensic Unit Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted on Consent
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.          City Council receive the report (June 5, 2013) from the Auditor General for information.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 5, 2013) Report from the Auditor General regarding the Forensic Unit Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-59789.pdf

AU12.11 - Auditor Generalís Office - Forensic Unit Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.          City Council receive for information, the report (June 5, 2013) from the Auditor General.

Origin

(June 5, 2013) Report from the Auditor General

Summary

This report provides information regarding the implementation status of recommendations made by the Forensic Unit of the Auditor General’s Office which were publicly reported through Audit Committee.  These recommendations were made in the context of annual Fraud and Waste Hotline reports or other special reviews such as the 2012 report on Improving, Reporting and Monitoring of Employee Benefits.

On an annual basis, the Auditor General reviews information provided by management to determine the accuracy of management assertions related to each recommendation.  The results of this review are communicated to Council through Audit Committee.

Since January 2007, the Auditor General has issued various reports related to its operation of the City’s Fraud and Waste Hotline Program.  Since that time a total of 15 recommendations have been reported publicly.

The results of our review indicate management has not fully implemented seven outstanding recommendations made in reports by the Auditor General’s Forensic Unit from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2012.

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

As well, an additional 12 recommendations were made to management staff in the context of confidential investigation reports and have been fully implemented.  The implementation status of confidential recommendations is communicated directly to the City Manager.

Background Information

(June 5, 2013) Report from the Auditor General regarding the Forensic Unit Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-59789.pdf

Motions

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