Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan https://auditor.sk.ca We audit the provincial government's management of public money in order to foster accountability and transparency with respect to its performance, systems, and practices. en-us Reports: 2021 Report Volume 1 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/public-reports/item?id=166 Our spring 2021 Report includes the results of 8 performance audits, 20 follow-up audits, and 66 annual integrated audits. Appendix 1 of the Report lists the agencies audited, and those with significant findings included in this Report.Key chapters in this Report include topics such as: Evaluating the Early Learning Intensive Support Program; Monitoring Success in Readying Students for Learning in the Primary Grades When Exiting Kindergarten; Using Critical Health Incidents to Improve... Tue, 08 Jun 2021 14:44:00 -0600 News: 2021 - Report Volume 1 : Early Learners https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=132 Download News Release: 2021 Report Volume 1 - Early Learners Tue, 08 Jun 2021 09:06:00 -0600 News: 2021 - Report Volume 1 : Critical Incidents https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=131 Download News Release: 2021 Report Volume 1 - Critical Incidents Tue, 08 Jun 2021 09:05:00 -0600 News: 2021 - Report Volume 1 : Backgrounder - For Immediate Release https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=130 Download News Release: 2021 - Report Volume 1 - Backgrounder Tue, 08 Jun 2021 09:00:00 -0600 News: Ms. Tara Clemett appointed to the position of Acting Provincial Auditor effective July 1, 2021 https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=129 On May 12, 2021, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts unanimously adopted a motion to appoint Ms Tara Clemett as Acting Provincial Auditor for the Province of Saskatchewan effective July 1, 2021. Ms Judy Ferguson, Provincial Auditor resigns effective June 30, 2021.The Standing Committee made the appointment in accordance with Section 5 of The Provincial Auditor Act. Ms Clemett will be Acting Provincial Auditor until a Provincial Auditor is appointed.Ms Clemett, CPA, CA, CISA,... Thu, 13 May 2021 13:00:00 -0600 News: Ms. Judy Ferguson resigns as Provincial Auditor for Saskatchewan https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=128 REGINA, SK., February 16, 2021The Honorable R. Weekes, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly has accepted Ms. Judy Ferguson's notice of resignation as Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, effective June 30, 2021.The Speaker extends sincere appreciation and gratitude to Ms. Ferguson for her 40 years of service to the people of Saskatchewan. Prior to the Legislative Assembly officially appointing Ms. Ferguson as Provincial Auditor on June 1, 2015, she was the Acting Provincial Auditor... Tue, 16 Feb 2021 09:00:00 -0600 Reports: 2020 Report Volume 2 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/public-reports/item?id=165 The Report includes results from 166 annual integrated audits, 22 follow-up audits, and five performance audits. See Appendix 1 of the Report for the names of agencies audited, and those with significant findings included in the Report.Download the Full Report below or you may request a printed copy (limited quantities) by contacting info@auditor.sk.ca.2020 ReportVolume 2 Media:News Release 2020 ReportVolume 2: Need to assess if regulated recycling programs successfully... Tue, 08 Dec 2020 14:00:00 -0600 News: 2020 Report - Backgrounder - For Immediate Release https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=127 Download Backgrounder News Release PDF Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:03:00 -0600 News: 2020 Report - Volume 2: Colorectal Screening https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=125 News Release: 2020 ReportVolume 2: Provincial Auditor Reports Colorectal Cancer Screening Program Improvements NeededREGINA, SK., December 8, 2020: In her 2020 Report Volume 2, Chapter 21, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson reports the Colorectal Cancer Screening Program is following best practices in many areas of service delivery, but more work is needed to improve participation rates, reduce the wait times for colonoscopies, and determine a specified timeframe for providing... Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:02:00 -0600 News: 2020 Report - Volume 2: Recycling https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=126 News Release: ReportVolume 2: Provincial Auditor Reports Need to Assess if Recycling Successfully Diverts Enough WasteDownload News ReleaseREGINA, SK., December 8, 2020In her 2020 Report Volume 2, Chapter 20, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson reports the Ministry of Environment's eight waste-diversion recycling programs each need material-specific, incremental targets to help the Ministry determine whether the program successfully diverts sufficient waste from Saskatchewan's... Tue, 08 Dec 2020 09:01:00 -0600 Business: Business and Financial Plan for the Year Ended March 31, 2022 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/our-business-and-financial-plans/item?id=164 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:34:00 -0600 Reports: 2020 Report Volume 1 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/public-reports/item?id=161 2020 ReportVolume 1 Media:News Release: eHealth_Securing Portable DevicesNews Release: Horizon School Division No. 205_Maintaining FacilitiesNews Release: Social Services_Monitoring Foster FamiliesBackgrounder includes Regulating Vehicle Dealers to Protect Consumers; Providing Property Guardianship Services to Adult Clients; Buying Goods and Services with P-cards; Efficient Use of MRIs in Regina; Medication Management in Long-Term Health Facilities in Kindersley... Tue, 23 Jun 2020 13:30:00 -0600 Annual: Annual Report on Operations for the Year Ended March 31, 2020 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/our-annual-report-on-operations/item?id=162 Mon, 22 Jun 2020 14:14:00 -0600 News: 2020 Report - Volume 1: Backgrounder-Regulating Vehicle Dealers, Providing Guardianship Services to Adult Clients, Purchasing Goods & Services using P-Cards, Efficient Use of MRIs in Regina, Medication Management in Long-Term Care Facilities in Kindersl https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=124 Chapter 7: Financial and Consumer Affairs AuthorityRegulating Vehicle Dealers to Protect ConsumersKey processes the Authority uses to regulate vehicle dealers include:Clearly documented regulatory strategy and motor vehicle licencing requirementsAppropriately licenses motor vehicle dealersRegularly confirms staff objectivityProactively informs motor vehicle dealers and the... Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:10:00 -0600 News: 2020 Report - Volume 1: Social Services-Must Consistently Follow Policies to Review Ongoing Suitability of Foster Families https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=123 REGINA, SK., June 23, 2020: In her 2020 Report Volume 1, Chapter 12, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson reports the need for the Ministry of Social Services to consistently follow established policies to confirm the quality of care for children in approved foster homes.Key Facts 856 children in 486 foster homes (March 2019)Each foster home had 2.3 children on average65 resource workers monitor about 20 foster families each on... Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:09:00 -0600 News: 2020 Report - Volume 1: Horizon School Division No. 205-More Required to Effectively Maintain Facilities https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=122 Horizon Needs to Fully Utilize the Maintenance IT System to Better Support Maintenance DecisionsREGINA, SK., June 23, 2020: In her 2020 Report Volume 1, Chapter 8, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson reports Horizon School Division No. 205 needs to determine whether it is doing the right maintenance and enough maintenance to keep its facilities in a satisfactory condition.Key Facts about Horizon School Division and its FacilitiesCovers about... Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:07:00 -0600 News: 2020 Report - Volume 1: eHealth-Action Needed to Secure Health Information https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=121 eHealth Saskatchewan needs to properly control portable computing devices with access to the eHealth IT network to keep health information secureREGINA, SK., June 23, 2020: In her 2020 Report Volume 1, Chapter 6, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson reports eHealth Saskatchewan needs to do much more to prevent unauthorized access to health information stored on and accessed by portable computing devices (laptops, smartphones).The eHealth IT network houses critical IT health systems and... Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:04:00 -0600 Business: Business and Financial Plan for the Year Ended March 31, 2021 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/our-business-and-financial-plans/item?id=160 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:51:00 -0600 News: Provincial Auditor Response to COVID-19 https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=120 Our office is adopting the federal and provincial government COVID-19 measures for government employers and employees. (https://www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus)We will continue to carry out our audits in order to minimize, to the extent possible, the impact of the current state of affairs on the audit of the Government of Saskatchewan's financial statements, and the timeliness of other audits.The Deputy Provincial Auditor or the Summary Reviewer assigned to your audit will consult... Mon, 16 Mar 2020 16:50:00 -0600 News: News Release: 2019 Report"Volume 2: Provincial Auditor Reviewed Processes to Manage Sustainable Fish Populations for nearly 400 Key Provincial Water Bodies https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=119 2019 ReportVolume 2: Provincial Auditor Reviewed Processes to Manage Sustainable Fish Populations for nearly 400 Key Provincial Water BodiesStrengthening of Ministry of Environment's processes for freshwater fish sustainability requiredEstimated 50,000 fish-bearing water bodies, primarily in northern SaskatchewanContain 69 fish species58 native species11 introduced or invasive speciesPrimary species for... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:21:00 -0600