Item - 2015.AU3.13

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.

AU3.13 - Auditor General's Office - Forensic Unit Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations

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 3, 2015) from the Auditor General, for information.

Background Information (Committee)

(June 3, 2015) Report from the Auditor General - Forensic Unit Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-81321.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item) Jul-08-2015 9:46 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - AU3.13 - Adopt the item
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, 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, David Shiner, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 13 Members that were absent are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Justin J. Di Ciano, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory

AU3.13 - Auditor General's 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 the report (June 3, 2015) from the Auditor General for information.

Origin

(June 3, 2015) 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 2013 report on Fleet Services Division – Review of Various Equipment Maintenance Practices.

 

Recommendations may also be made to management staff in the context of confidential investigation reports.  The implementation status of confidential recommendations is communicated directly to the City Manager.

 

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 the Audit Committee.

 

Since January 2007, the Auditor General has issued various reports related to its operation of the Fraud and Waste Hotline Program.  Since that time, a total of 29 recommendations have been reported publicly.  As well, an additional 23 recommendations were made to management staff in the context of confidential investigation reports and have been fully implemented.

 

The results of our review indicate management has not fully implemented six outstanding recommendations made in public reports by the Auditor General’s Forensic Unit.

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 3, 2015) Report from the Auditor General - Forensic Unit Status Report on Outstanding Recommendations
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/au/bgrd/backgroundfile-81321.pdf

Motions

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