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
Information Systems Privileged Access
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.
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.
Fraud Risk Management
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.
Personal Care Homes – Complaints Process
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.
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.
Provincial Court Operations
Delayed criminal proceedings can cause revictimization and impact the quality and reliability of evidence. Long delays can diminish public confidence in the fairness of the criminal justice system and lead to case dismissals. We’re examining the efficiency of Manitoba court operations.
In 2018, the Department of Justice implemented its Criminal Justice System Modernization to help create safe communities and timely justice for all Manitobans. Improving the timeliness of the court process and the time to disposition were key priorities, however, the time to disposition has continued to increase. The COVID-19 pandemic has further contributed to the delay, suspension, and rescheduling of court proceedings.
In this audit, we will examine the efficiency of Manitoba court operations.
Addictions Treatment Services in Manitoba
Problematic substance use and addiction are significant and growing issues in Manitoba, and can have devastating impacts on those affected, as well as those around them. Adults in Manitoba who are diagnosed with a substance use disorder are much more likely to use the health-care system, be accused of a crime, be the victim of a crime, and die prematurely (before 75 years of age).
This audit will examine addictions treatment services for adults in Manitoba.