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:
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Currently in Progress
Archives of Manitoba
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.
Managing IT Security in a Remote Work Environment
In June 2021, the Manitoba Public Service Commission introduced a flexible work arrangement policy, allowing some government employees to work remotely.
To work remotely, staff must access government networks over the internet. This exposes government networks to additional cyber security threats. Additional controls are required to protect against these threats.
In this audit, we will examine the controls in place to address the IT security risks of working remotely.
Manitoba’s Comptrollership Framework
We identified a number of control deficiencies and errors during our audit of the 2021-22 Public Accounts. As a result, we are taking a closer look at the Province of Manitoba’s comptrollership framework. A comptrollership framework is a system of internal controls, policies, and procedures that help organizations manage and monitor financial activities, operations, and risks.
This audit will assess whether the framework used by Manitoba provides an effective internal control structure and produces reliable financial information.
Investigations of Municipal Allegations
Based on the results of preliminary procedures, the Auditor General has determined he will examine allegations regarding the following 4 municipalities:
- Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone
- Rural Municipality of St. Andrews
- Rural Municipality of West St. Paul
- Municipality of Swan Valley West
In addition to the allegations regarding these 4 municipalities, the Auditor General will examine municipal oversight at the Department of Municipal Relations and how the Department handles complaints regarding municipalities.
Community Foundation Agreements
Between 2018 and 2023, Manitoba entered into agreements with community foundations to support various program initiatives. During this time, approximately $400 million was provided to these third-party organizations.
This audit will examine the accountability processes and oversight practices included in these agreements and the reporting to the Legislative Assembly and Manitobans on the results achieved.