Item - 2014.AU16.10

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 8, 2014 without amendments and without debate.
  • This item was considered by the Audit Committee on June 27, 2014 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 8, 2014.

AU16.10 - Auditor Generalís Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Divisions

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

City Council Decision

City Council on July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (June 11, 2014) from the Auditor General for information.

 

2.          City Council authorize the public release of the recommendations and management comments contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 11, 2014) from the Auditor General at the discretion of the City Solicitor, in consultation with the City Manager.

 

Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 11, 2014) from the Auditor General remains confidential in its entirety at this time in accordance with the provisions of the City of Toronto Act, 2006, as it relates to the security of property belonging to the City or one of its agencies and corporations and pertains to litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies and corporations.  The recommendations and management comments in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 11, 2014) from the Auditor General will be released at the discretion of the City Solicitor, in consultation with the City Manager.

Confidential Attachment - Security of property belonging to the City or one of its agencies and corporations; and litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies and corporations.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 11, 2014) Report from the Auditor General - Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Divisions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-70627.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

AU16.10 - Auditor Generalís Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Divisions

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - Security of property belonging to the City or one of its agencies and corporations; and litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies and corporations.

Committee Recommendations

The Audit Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council receive the report (June 11, 2014) from the Auditor General for information.

 

2.         City Council authorize the public release of the recommendations and management comments contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 11, 2014) from the Auditor General at the discretion of the City Solicitor, in consultation with the City Manager.

Origin

(June 11, 2014) 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 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, 2008 the Auditor General has issued various reports containing a total of 570 recommendations.  Since that time 14 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 as no longer relevant.  Consequently, 556 of the 570 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 32 recommendations have been outstanding for over three years and 13 of these recommendations are outstanding for over five years.  Management should take steps to implement these recommendations.  

 

The results of our review indicate management has fully implemented 389 or 70 per cent of the recommendations made by the Auditor General during the five year period from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2013.

 

From a historical perspective, the Auditor General has issued 1,432 recommendations since January 1, 1999.  Management has fully implemented 87 per cent or 1,252 of these 1,432 recommendations.  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 11, 2014) Report from the Auditor General - Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Divisions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2014/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-70627.pdf
Confidential Attachment 1

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Josh Matlow (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council