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 Business: Business and Financial Plan for the Year Ended March 31, 2018 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/our-business-and-financial-plans/item?id=145 Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:00:00 -0600 Careers: Auditor https://auditor.sk.ca/careers/job-opportunities/item?id=20 The Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team in providing assurance and advice to the Legislative Assembly on the management, governance, and effective use of public resources.Based in Regina, we offer a professional, friendly, and flexible work environment that supports the balance between work, personal life, and community involvement while promoting continuous learning and career development.The PositionsThis is an exciting... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Annual: Annual Report on Operations for the Year Ended March 31, 2017 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/our-annual-report-on-operations/item?id=148 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0600 Reports: 2017 Report Volume 1 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/public-reports/item?id=147 This report covers subjects such as detecting inappropriate physician payments, regulating oil and gas pipelines, enforcing vehicle weight and dimension requirements, regulating commercial permittees' on-table sale of liquor, using MRI efficiently, delivering childhood immunizations, overseeing contracted special-care homes, engaging Grades 7 to 12 students, and mitigating the effects of climate change.Materials from the Release of the ReportNews Release - 2017 Report - Volume... Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0600 News: Provincial Auditor releasing 2017 Report - Volume 1 on Tuesday, June 6 https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=87 On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan Judy Ferguson will release Volume 1 of her 2017 Report.About the 2017 Report Volume 1Volume 1 of the Provincial Auditor's 2017 Report will touch on a variety of subject areas including:Detecting inappropriate physician paymentsRegulating oil and gas pipelinesEnforcing vehicle weight and dimension requirementsRegulating commercial permittees' on-table sale of liquorUsing... Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0600 News: 2017 Report - Volume 1: Auditor: Ministry of Health needs to do more to detect inappropriate payments to physicians and to investigate suspected overpayments https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=88 REGINA, Sask., June 6, 2017 While the Ministry of Health takes some steps to check the validity of billings before paying physicians under a fee-for-service arrangement, it needs to do more, says Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson in her 2017 Report Volume 1, tabled today.Each year, the Ministry pays $500 million to about 1,800 physicians under a fee-for-service arrangement for insured health services provided to Saskatchewan residents with valid health cards. The Ministry processes... Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0600 News: 2017 Report - Volume 1: Auditor: Government needs to better regulate oil and gas pipelines, overweight vehicles on Saskatchewan highways, and on-table liquor sales https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=89 REGINA, Sask., June 6, 2017 The Ministry of the Economy continues to need to do a better job of monitoring pipeline operators' compliance with integrity management and safety processes for existing pipelines, says Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson in her 2017 Report Volume 1, tabled today. In her Report, Ferguson also reports on the Ministry of Highway's enforcement of vehicle weight and dimension laws on provincial highways, and on Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority's regulation of... Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0600 News: 2017 Report - Volume 1: Backgrounder for News Releases https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=90 Health CareMamawetan Churchill River Regional Health Authority Delivering Provincially Funded Childhood Immunizations (Chapter 9) Mamawetan Churchill River Regional Health Authority provides healthcare services to over 24,000 residents in over 23 municipalities and First Nations communities. In the region, Mamawetan delivers provincially funded immunization services to about 3,000 children living off reserve.Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson reports that while Mamawetan did a... Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0600 Business: Business and Financial Plan for the Year Ended March 31, 2017 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/our-business-and-financial-plans/item?id=141 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0600 News: Congratulations to Lindsay Longstaff, Kristen Young, and Zac East! https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=86 REGINA, Sask., December 9, 2016 The Office of the Provincial Auditor would like to congratulate staff members Lindsay Longstaff and Kristen Young on their successful completion of the Common Final Examination (CFE), as well as Zac East who is in the Office on secondment.The CFE is a three-day examination requiring candidates to demonstrate depth and breadth of competency development in accordance with the Chartered Professional Accountants Competency Map. It is a challenging, important... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:00 -0600 News: 2016 Report - Volume 2: Backgrounder for News Releases https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=85 EducationRegina Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 81 English as an Additional Language Programming (Chapter 29) Learning and developing English-language skills plays an important role in the academic success of immigrant Kindergarten to Grade 8 students. Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson examined Regina Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 81's (Regina Catholic) processes to deliver English as an Additional Language (EAL) programming. From 2012 to 2015, enrolment in... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:02:00 -0600 News: 2016 Report - Volume 2: Auditor: Cypress Regional Health Authority needs to analyze ambulance response times and update contracts with ambulance service providers https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=84 REGINA, Sask., December 8, 2016 Cypress Regional Health Authority (Cypress RHA) needs to actively monitor and regularly analyze its ambulance response times to determine how it can reach its targets more often, says Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson in her 2016 Report Volume 2, tabled today. In her Report, Ferguson also recommends that the Ministry of Health formally assess the distribution of ambulance services in the province, which would determine if they are optimally located to meet... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:36:00 -0600 News: 2016 Report - Volume 2: Auditor: Ministry of Justice needs long-term plan to address inmate capacity issues in adult correctional facilities https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=83 REGINA, Sask., December 8, 2016 The Ministry of Justice needs a sustainable long-term plan and strategies to help ensure it provides adequate housing and rehabilitation programming to Saskatchewan's growing inmate population, says Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson in her 2016 Report Volume 2, tabled today. In her Report, Ferguson notes that poor facility capacity planning in Saskatchewan's 12 provincial correctional facilities could lead to inefficient use of taxpayers' dollars and... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:29:00 -0600 Reports: 2016 Report Volume 2 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/public-reports/item?id=146 This report covers subjects such as planning for inmate capacity of adult correctional facilities, delivering accessible and responsive ambulance services, delivering English as an Additional Language programming, providing special needs equipment to persons with disabilities, securing personal information for pension and benefit plans, and removing historical artifacts from museum collections.Materials from the Release of the ReportNews Release - 2016 Report - Volume 2: Inmate... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:00:00 -0600 News: Provincial Auditor releasing 2016 Report - Volume 2 on Thursday, December 8 https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=82 On Thursday, December 8, 2016, Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan Judy Ferguson will release Volume 2 of her 2016 Report.About the 2016 Report Volume 2Volume 2 of the Provincial Auditor's 2016 Report will touch on a variety of subject areas including:Planning for inmate capacity in adult correctional facilitiesDelivering accessible and responsive ambulance servicesDelivering English as an Additional Language programmingLending special needs... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:04:00 -0600 News: Congratulations to Doug Scott! https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=81 REGINA, Sask., August 5, 2016 The Office of the Provincial Auditor would like to congratulate Doug Scott on successfully challenging the Common Final Examination (CFE).The CFE is a three-day examination requiring candidates to demonstrate depth and breadth of competency development in accordance with the Chartered Professional Accountants Competency Map. It is a challenging, important milestone on the road to becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant.Congratulations Doug on... Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:13:00 -0600 Reports: Special Report: Land Acquisition Processes https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/public-reports/item?id=144 The Special Report includes the results of the following two audits:Global Transportation Hub Authority - Acquiring Land from the Private SectorMinistry of Highways and Infrastructure - Acquiring Land for the Regina BypassClick here to download the Special Report: Land Acquisition ProcessesMaterials from the release of this Report:Media Advisory - Special Report: Land Acquisition ProcessesMedia Release - GTH News Release Media Release - Special GTH MHI news... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:00:00 -0600 News: Auditor: Government is Not Doing Enough to Mitigate Taxpayers Exposure to Increases in Land Value https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=79 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Auditor: Government is Not Doing Enough to Mitigate Taxpayers' Exposure to Increases in Land ValueREGINA, Sask., June 30, 2016 In audits at the Global Transportation Hub Authority (the GTH) and the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (Ministry) on acquiring land, the Office found not enough was done to reduce taxpayers' exposure to increases in land values. "Our Office recommends that the Government explore alternate approaches to optimize... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:00:00 -0600 News: Auditor: Global Transportation Hub Authority " Delays in Buying Land Exposed Taxpayers to Increasing Land Values https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=80 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAuditor: Global Transportation Hub Authority Delays in Buying Land Exposed Taxpayers to Increasing Land ValuesREGINA, Sask., June 30, 2016 In response to legislators' and the public's interest about certain land transactions of the Global Transportation Hub Authority (the GTH), Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson tabled a special report in the Legislative Assembly today. The audit focused on the GTH's processes to acquire land from the private sector. The... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:39:00 -0600 News: MEDIA ADVISORY - Special Report: Land Acquisition Processes https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=78 MEDIA ADVISORYProvincial Auditor of SaskatchewanSpecial Report: Land Acquisition ProcessesThe Global Transportation Hub Authority and Ministry of Highways and InfrastructureOn Thursday, June 30, 2016, Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan Judy Ferguson will release her Special Report: Land Acquisition Processes. This Report will be posted on the Provincial Auditor's website at www.auditor.sk.ca once it has been tabled in the Legislative Assembly. The Office anticipates it will be... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:35:00 -0600