2012 Report - Volume 1: Saskatchewan Provincial Auditor Reports on Areas for Improvement

June 7, 2012

REGINA, June 7, 2012 – Provincial Auditor Bonnie Lysyk today released Volume 1 of her 2012 Report. The Report identifies a number of diverse issues across the broad spectrum of Government operations. The areas for improvement that the Auditor highlights include the following:

  • Ministry of Education leadership is required to improve Grade 12 graduation rates
  • The Ministry of Government Relations (formerly Municipal Affairs) needs to ensure that safe drinking water can be consistently provided to northern settlements
  • The Ministry of Energy and Resources needs to do more to operate in full compliance with The Pipelines Act, 1998 and The Pipelines Regulations, 2000
  • The Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority should document a transparent customer-focused liquor procurement strategy
  • The Ministry of Social Services needs to establish outcome measures for community-based organizations that deliver services to intellectually disabled individuals
  • Saskatchewan Housing Corporation needs to improve its processes for maintaining the 18,300 housing units that it owns

Further details regarding these issues can be found in the accompanying Backgrounder.

The Office of the Provincial Auditor is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.  The Office serves the Members of the Legislative Assembly and the people of Saskatchewan by providing independent assurance and advice on the management, governance, and effective use of public resources.

Information regarding the Office of the Provincial Auditor and the full 2012 Report – Volume 1 can be found online at www.auditor.sk.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Ms Bonnie Lysyk, MBA, CA
Provincial Auditor Saskatchewan
1500-1920 Broad Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3V2
Telephone: (306) 787-6398
Fax: (306) 787-6383

 

2012 Report - Volume 1: Saskatchewan Provincial Auditor Reports on Areas for Improvement (PDF)

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