Item - 2015.AU3.11

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on July 7, 2015 without amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Audit Committee on June 26, 2015 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on July 7, 2015.

AU3.11 - Auditor General's Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Divisions

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on July 7, 8 and 9, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council receive the report (June 5, 2015) from the Auditor General, for information.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the recommendation referenced in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 5, 2015) from the Auditor General at the discretion of the City Solicitor, in consultation with the City Manager.

Confidential Attachment - This report involves the security of property belonging to the City or one of its agencies and corporations, and is about litigation or potential litigation that affects the City or one of its agencies and corporations.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 5, 2015) Report from the Auditor General - Auditor Generalís Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Divisions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-81467.pdf
Attachment 1 - Confidential Information: City Divisions - Confidential Recommendation Fully Implemented

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-07-2015 10:28 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - AU3.11 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 41 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 2 Members that were absent are Josh Matlow, Anthony Perruzza

AU3.11 - Auditor General's Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Divisions

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Confidential Attachment - This report involves the security of property belonging to the City or one of its agencies and corporations, and is about 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 5, 2015) from the Auditor General for information.

 

2.  City Council authorize the public release of the recommendation contained in Confidential Attachment 1 to the report (June 5, 2015) from the Auditor General at the discretion of the City Solicitor, in consultation with the City Manager.

Origin

(June 5, 2015) 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 the Audit Committee.

 

The Auditor General has issued 1,534 recommendations since January 1, 1999.  Management has fully implemented 89 per cent or 1,361 of these 1,534 recommendations.

 

Since July 1, 2009 the Auditor General has issued various reports containing a total of 599 recommendations.  Since that time, 14 of these recommendations have been identified by the Auditor General as no longer relevant, leaving 585 relevant recommendations.  Factors such as reorganizations and changes in business practices and service levels can cause some recommendations to no longer be relevant.  

 

The results of our review indicate management has fully implemented 423 or 72 per cent of the applicable recommendations made by the Auditor General during the five year period from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2014.

 

Although management has made good progress on implementing audit recommendations, 39 recommendations have been outstanding for over three years.  Eleven of these recommendations have been outstanding for over five years.  Management is taking steps to implement these recommendations.

 

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

Background Information

(June 5, 2015) Report from the Auditor General - Auditor Generalís Status Report on Outstanding Audit Recommendations for City Divisions
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-81467.pdf
Attachment 1 - Confidential Information: City Divisions - Confidential Recommendation Fully Implemented

Motions

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