COVID-19 Update

Our office is currently operating with limited staff on site due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To contact us please reach out via email (contact@oag.mb.ca) or by phone (204.945.3790).

Audits in Progress

At any given time, our teams are working on a variety of project audits. Project audits include performance audits, investigations (including special audits), information technology audits, and governance audits and reviews.

Below you will find a list and brief description of project audits currently in progress. To provide information related to one of our on-going audits, you may contact us by:

Email: citizen.concerns@oag.mb.ca
Phone: 204-945-3351

To learn more about how your information may be used, please visit the We Want to Hear From You section of our website.

Currently in Progress

  • Privileged users have the highest level of access rights to information systems (e.g. operating systems, databases, applications) allowing them unrestricted access to all data and allowing them to perform activities such as administering users, and modifying and configuring systems.  As a result, inadequate privileged user controls provide opportunities for attackers to compromise information systems and access data to commit fraud.

    The audit will assess if controls are in place for limiting privileged access rights to prevent unauthorized access to government information systems.

    Audit Status: In Progress

    Updated: Jan 2022

  • Technology remains an integral part in fulfilling the government’s responsibilities to its citizens. As new technologies enhance customer experience in the private sector, citizens expect the government to keep pace – not just in deploying efficient processes aided by technology, but also in securing sensitive data such as personal information.

    This audit aims to determine the mechanisms in place to identify and manage the risks of continued use of aging systems across the government.  These risks include extended outages, decreased system reliability, high maintenance costs, lack of vendor support and exposure to security vulnerabilities, which can affect the government’s ability to effectively meet the evolving needs of system users and support services delivered to Manitobans.

    Audit Status: In Progress

    Updated: Jan 2022

  • In March 2020, COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. A short time later, the Manitoba government declared a state of emergency and issued public health orders around physical distancing, limits on public gatherings, restrictions on business, and cancellation of many activities. Millions of dollars in supports have been announced.

    Between August and October 2020, our Office held meetings with stakeholders from across the province to obtain an understanding of how different groups have been impacted by the pandemic, and the Province’s associated pandemic planning, preparedness and response. A theme emerging from these discussions was the significant impact of the March – June 2020 school closures, and the operational shifts required to educate students safely in classrooms when school resumed in the fall. This audit will assess the Manitoba government’s COVID-19 pandemic response as it relates to K to 12 Education.

    Audit Status: In Progress

    Updated: Jan 2022

  • The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was established in June 2008 to document the history and lasting impacts of the Canadian Indian residential school system on Indigenous students and their families. In June 2015, the TRC released its findings, which included 94 “calls to action” intended to further reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Of the 94 calls to action, 26 were directed toward provincial governments.

    In March 2016 the Government of Manitoba passed The Path to Reconciliation Act, which affirmed the government’s commitment to reconciliation and committed it to be guided by the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the principles set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    This audit will assess whether the Government of Manitoba has fulfilled its commitments under The Path to Reconciliation Act.

    Audit Status: In Progress

    Updated: Jan 2022

  • On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global public health emergency. The next day, Manitoba announced its first presumptive positive COVID-19 case. As of June 14, 2021, there had been over 50,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province.

    In fall 2020, the WHO called for countries to be prepared with an efficient and coordinated strategy and plan for rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination. In Canada, federal, provincial, and territorial governments share responsibility for ensuring all Canadians have access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines.

    Provinces are responsible for ensuring their residents are immunized in a safe and timely way. On December 16, 2020, the Province administered its first COVID-19 immunization. As of June 14, 2021, over a million doses had been administered, with 71.5% of adults and 69.3% of those over the age of 12 in Manitoba vaccinated with at least one dose.

    This audit will determine whether the vaccine rollout was effectively managed by the Government of Manitoba.

    This audit will be undertaken in coordination with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada along with participating provinces and territories. This coordinated audit will give Manitobans, and Canadians, the comprehensive picture of how the rollout was executed—both by the federal and provincial government.

    Audit Status: In Progress

    Updated: Jan 2022

  • Fraud risk management is in an important function to prevent and detect the loss of public money. Improper risk management undermines Manitoba’s confidence in the civil service.

    Our audit will select departments and other entities within the Government Reporting Entity and examine and evaluate the work performed by those organizations to identify and mitigate fraud risks.

    Audit Status: In Progress

    Updated: Jan 2022

  • In Manitoba, the Protection for Persons in Care Office (PPCO) investigates reports of suspected patient/resident abuse and neglect. Facilities are required to report suspected abuse or neglect in writing to the PPCO. The general public can also report suspected abuse and neglect to the PPCO.

    Our examination will be a limited scope examination focusing on how the PPCO receives and investigates concerns received from the public or healthcare staff regarding the level of care provided in Manitoba Personal Care Homes. The examination was initiated based on stakeholder concerns received by our office.

    Audit Status: In Progress

    Updated: Jan 2022

  • Preserving records of archival value provides future generations with invaluable and irreplaceable information. It’s important that these records be properly maintained and easily accessible. Good recordkeeping supports accountability and effective government administration. On behalf of the Government of Manitoba, the Archives of Manitoba preserves the records of the government and its agencies, the Legislature, and the courts. It may acquire the archival records of individuals and private sector organizations, and is the official repository for the records of the Hudson’s Bay Company.

    This audit will assess whether archival records are readily available to the public and if archival practices facilitate the preservation of records.

    Audit Status: In Progress

    Updated: Jan 2022

What we are working on

At any given time, we have several project audits in progress. You can find brief descriptions of these on-going audits here.

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We want to hear from you

We encourage Manitobans to provide us with information related to one of our on-going project audits, or to potential audits. This information may help our audit teams identify concerns and potentially influence what an audit will examine.

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