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Operations of the Office for the year ended March 31, 2014

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Table of contents Message from the Auditor General (acting)
1.0 What we do
2.0 How we carry out our work
3.0 Critical success factors
4.0 What we delivered in 2013/14
5.0 Our planned activities for 2014/15
6.0 Financial results
Appendices

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Follow-up of Previously Issued Recommendations - May 2014

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Table of contents
Follow-up Process and Nature of a Review
Summary of Follow-up Reviews

Recommendations Followed-up for 3 Years
1. Assessment Services Branch
2. Mandatory Legislative Reviews
3. Department of Conservation’s Management of the Environmental Livestock Program
4. The Province’s Management of Contaminated Sites and Landfills
5. Compliance with Oil and Gas Legislation
6. Employment and Income Assistance Program
7. Personal Care Homes Program
8. Pharmacare Program – Part 2
9. Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Reporting
10. Special Audit: Rural Municipality of La Broquerie
11. Winnipeg Regional Health Authority – Administration of the Value-Added Policy

Recommendations Followed-up for Less Than 3 Years
12. Animikii Ozoson Child and Family Services Agency
13. Appointment Process to Agencies, Boards and Commissions
14. Economic Development: Loans and Investments under The Development Corporation Act
15. Food Safety
16. Managing Climate Change
17. Personal Injury Protection Plan
18. Report on the Rural Municipality of St. Clements
19. Special Audit: Rural Municipality of St. Laurent
20. Special Audit: Society for Manitobans with Disabilities
21. Special Needs Education
22. Taxation Division, Audit Branch
23. Wireless Network Security

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Annual Report to the Legislature - Overview and Final Remarks

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Table of contents Overview by the Auditor General
Final Remarks by the Auditor General
Chapter 1: Accounts and Financial Statements
Chapter 2: Citizen Concerns
Chapter 3: Government Deficits and Debt
Chapter 4: Helicopter Ambulance Program
Chapter 5: Lake Manitoba Financial Assistance Program:
Parts C & D
Chapter 6: Managing the Province’s Adult Offenders
Chapter 7: Manitoba’s Framework for an Ethical Environment
Chapter 8: Manitoba Hydro - Managing Cyber Security Risk Related to Industrial Control Systems
Chapter 9: Northern Airports and Marine Operations
Chapter 10: Waiving of Competitive Bids

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Annual Report to the Legislature - Chapter 1: Accounts and Financial Statements

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Table of contents Highlights of this chapter
Understanding the public accounts and matters from other financial statement audits
Understanding Manitoba’s financial reporting
Understanding Manitoba’s debt
Understanding Manitoba’s pension liability
Matters from our financial statement audits
Follow up of prior years’ recommendations

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Annual Report to the Legislature - Chapter 2: Citizen Concerns

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Table of contents Our approach
Findings and recommendations
Manitoba Property Registry – Department of Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection
Office of the Fire Commissioner – Sale of vehicles – Department of Labour and Immigration
Manitoba Hydro Funding of the Keeyask Centre
Thompson Fire and Emergency Services – Untendered Contract – Department of Municipal Government
Town of Lac du Bonnet – Bulk Water Sales – Department of Municipal Government

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Annual Report to the Legislature - Chapter 3: Government Deficits and Debt

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Table of contents Main points
Objective
Project approach
Project findings
Province of Manitoba’s deficit and debt position
Comparison to other governments in Canada
Government debt issues – independent agencies in Canada
Government debt in a global context
OAG roundtables in October 2013
Considerations
Appendices

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Annual Report to the Legislature - Chapter 4: Helicopter Ambulance Program

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Table of contents Main points
Background
Audit approach
Findings and recommendations
Procurement did not comply with tendering principles, policies, and legislation
Some oversight of Services Purchase Agreement provisions, but not in all key areas
Summary of recommendations and response of officials

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Annual Report to the Legislature - Chapter 5:
Lake Manitoba Financial Assistance Program:
Parts C & D

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Table of contents Main points
Background
Audit approach
Findings and recommendations
Timing and transparency problems in setting and communicating Program rules
Inconsistencies, areas for improvement, and significant policy decisions in claim processing
Gaps in communicating decisions and handling appeals
Summary of recommendations
Response of officials

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Annual Report to the Legislature - Chapter 6: Managing the Province’s Adult Offenders

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Table of contents Main points
Background
Audit approach
Findings and recommendations
Management of adult custody capacity inadequate for long-term needs
Problems in managing adult offenders in the community
Gaps in planning and monitoring adult rehabilitation programs
Limited public performance reporting
Summary of recommendations and response of officials

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Annual Report to the Legislature: Chapter 7: Manitoba’s Framework for an Ethical Environment

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Table of contents Main points
Audit approach
Background
Findings and recommendations
A variety of policies in place to foster an ethical environment
Communication and training efforts need to be enhanced; survey indicated employees would like more training in ethics-related matters
Monitoring efforts need more focused attention
Systems to identify, mitigate, and report issues require improvement
Effectiveness of ethics-related policies has not been assessed
Summary of recommendations and response of officials
Appendices

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Annual Report to the Legislature - Chapter 8: Managing Cyber Security Risk Related to Industrial

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Table of Contents Main points
Background
Audit approach
Findings and recommendations
Manitoba Hydro not aware of all significant ICS cyber security risks
Many gaps in ICS security controls at sites we visited
Several factors led to lack of attention to ICS cyber security risks
Summary of recommendations
Response of officials
Appendices

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Annual Report to the Legislature - Chapter 9: Northern Airports and Marine Operations

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Table of contents Main points
Background
Audit approach
Findings
Recommendations and response of officials

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Annual Report to the Legislature - Chapter 10: Waiving of Competitive Bids

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Table of contents Main points
Background
Audit approach
Findings and recommendations
Fair access to contracts not always assured
We cannot conclude on whether departments and SOAs ensured fair market value was obtained
Significant gaps in public information on untendered contracts
Stronger management and administrative practices needed
Summary of recommendations and response of officials