Finance
December 19, 2019

Minister Osborne Responds to the Auditor General’s 2016 Update Report

The Auditor General today released her annual Update Report, which provides the status of recommendations made during previous reports to the House of Assembly.

This year’s update focuses on the 2016 Report to the House of Assembly, which included 96 recommendations for 13 government departments and entities. Government has implemented 95 per cent of these recommendations either fully or partially.

A full breakdown of the recommendations and their status is provided in the backgrounder below.

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“I would like to thank the Auditor General for providing an update on the 2016 Report to the House of Assembly. We value the Auditor General’s counsel on matters of public interest, and her office’s diligence in reviewing issues across the entirety of government. While we have made significant progress on these recommendations, I appreciate the Auditor General’s desire for full-compliance. Work will continue in all departments and government entities to address her recommendations.”
Honourable Tom Osborne
Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board 

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Auditor General’s 2016 Update Report to the House of Assembly 

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BACKGROUNDER

Summary of Report Items by Department/Entity

Department or Entity / Report

Number of Original Recommendations

Fully Implemented or Otherwise Resolved

Partially Implemented

No Action

Teacher Allocation in Schools

       

Education and Early Childhood Development

4

2

0

2

Newfoundland and Labrador English School District

1

1

0

0

 

5

3

0

2

Child Protection Services

       

Children, Seniors and Social Development

27

22

5

0

 

27

22

5

0

Acute Care Bed Management

       

Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority

4

1

3

0

Western Regional Health Authority

4

4

0

0

Central Regional Health Authority

4

0

4

0

Eastern Regional Health Authority

4

3

1

0

 

16

8

8

0

Road Ambulance Services

       

Health and Community Services

8

1

5

2

Eastern Regional Health Authority

4

0

3

1

 

12

1

8

3

Salaried Physicians

       

Health and Community Services

6

2

4

0

Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority

4

0

4

0

Western Regional Health Authority

4

1

3

0

Central Regional Health Authority

4

0

4

0

Eastern Regional Health Authority

4

1

3

0

Memorial University of Newfoundland

2

2

0

0

 

24

6

18

0

Fire and Emergency Services – Newfoundland and Labrador

       

Municipal Affairs and Environment

4

2

2

0

 

4

2

2

0

Safety and Weight Inspections of Commercial Vehicles

       

Service NL

6

4

2

0

Transportation and Works

1

0

1

0

Office of the Chief Information Officer – Executive Council

1

0

1

0

 

8

4

4

0

 Totals

96

46

45

5

2019 12 19                              12:15 p.m.