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 Careers: Communications Specialist (Temporary) Job Opportunity https://auditor.sk.ca/careers/job-opportunities/item?id=37 Communications Specialist (Temporary)December 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021 (flexible dates)Reference #2020CS05The Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan is seeking a highly motivated, "hands on", and experienced communications professional to join our team to manage the Office's communications function, and provide communications advice.Based in Regina, we offer a professional, challenging, friendly, and flexible work environment that supports the balance between work, personal... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0600 Careers: Permanent Part-Time Administrative Assistant Job Opportunity https://auditor.sk.ca/careers/job-opportunities/item?id=38 Permanent Part-Time Administrative AssistantReference #2020AA01The Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan is seeking a highly-motivated, organized, energetic team player to provide a wide range of administrative and secretarial support to multiple divisions.We audit agencies of the provincial Government, including ministries, Crown corporations, post-secondary institutions, the provincial health authority, funds, and benefit plans in a range of industries and government sectors such... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -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 News: News Release: 2019 Report"Volume 2: Provincial Auditor Identifies Need for Strengthening Provincial Capital Commission Processes for Major Developments in Wascana Centre https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=118 2019 ReportVolume 2: Provincial Auditor Identifies Need for Strengthening Provincial Capital Commission Processes for Major Developments in Wascana CentreREGINA, SK., December 5, 2019: In her 2019 Report Volume 2, Chapter 10, Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, Judy Ferguson, calls on the Provincial Capital Commission to improve its approval processes for major developments in Wascana Centre, and to increase transparency. The audit found the following.The Commission's unique... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:19:00 -0600 News: News Release: 2019 Report"Volume 2: Provincial Auditor Examines Processes for Treating Patients at Risk of Suicide in Northwest Saskatchewan https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=117 2019 ReportVolume 2: Provincial Auditor Examines Processes for Treating Patients at Risk of Suicide in Northwest SaskatchewanREGINA, SK., December 5, 2019: In her 2019 Report Volume 2, Chapter 24, Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, Judy Ferguson, highlights eight areas for the Saskatchewan Health Authority to improve its processes to treat patients at risk of suicide in northwest Saskatchewan. The audit found the following.Average suicide rate per 100,000... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:16:00 -0600 News: Backgrounder: 2019 Report Volume 2 https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=116 BACKGROUNDER: Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan 2019 ReportVolume 2Chapter 22: Co-ordinating the Appropriate Provision of Helicopter Ambulance ServicesAnnually, STARS transports nearly 700 patients60% to 70% as transfers between health care facilities and 30% to 40% from accident scene calls.The Ministry pays a flat contract rate of $10.5 million for helicopter ambulance services annually.When equated to a per call basis, in 201819, the... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:12:00 -0600 Reports: 2019 Report Volume 2 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/public-reports/item?id=158 Our winter 2019 Report includes results from annual integrated audits, 22 follow-up audits and six performance audits.The Annual Integrated Audits and IT Audit Work section of the Report highlights 18 different agencies with identified financial- or compliance-related areas for improvement; it includes new recommendations for 10 different agencies.We audited just over 130 agencies with fiscal year-ends between January and June 2019 for our integrated audits. These agencies demonstrated... Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:02:00 -0600 Annual: Annual Report on Operations for the Year Ended March 31, 2019 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/our-annual-report-on-operations/item?id=157 Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:44:00 -0600 News: Backgrounder: 2019 Report"Volume 1 https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=115 Read BackgrounderChapter 4: Auditing Producer Returns for Non-Renewable ResourcesThe Ministry of Energy and Resources remains several years behind in its audits of non-renewable potash and uranium royalty and tax returns. Producers pay about $1.1 billion (201718) in taxes and royalties on their production of oil, potash, uranium, and coal each year. The Ministry uses its audits of producer returns as the primary way to validate the accuracy and completeness of remitted taxes and... Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:37:00 -0600 News: 2019 Report"Volume 1: Provincial Auditor Finds Ineffective Processes to Maintain Saskatoon-Area Health Care Facilities https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=114 Health care facilities in the City of Saskatoon and surrounding area need a comprehensive risk-based maintenance planRead News Release Saskatchewan Health Authority (201718):Over 40,000 employees~$4 billion annual expenses 270 facilities province-wide averaging 40 years of age~$130 million spent on infrastructure additions and improvements~$60 million annual spending on repair and maintenance$3.3... Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:31:00 -0600 News: 2019 Report"Volume 1: Provincial Auditor Examines Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing Practices in Saskatchewan https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=113 Recommendations for risk-based monitoring approaches in pharmacies, new IT tools and reviewing patient medication histories to curb opioid misuseRead News Release REGINA, SK., June 6, 2019: In her 2019 Report Volume 1, Chapter 7, Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, Judy Ferguson, calls for the Ministry of Health to consider whether its monitoring activities of Saskatchewan opioid prescribing and dispensing practices is sufficient to reduce opioid misuse and abuse.For the... Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:23:00 -0600 News: 2019 Report"Volume 1: Provincial Auditor Reviews Accuracy and Reliability of Saskatchewans Speed Camera Fines https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=112 Recommendations include refining SGI's monitoring of rejected violations, among others, to improve its Automated Speed Enforcement ProgramRead News ReleaseREGINA, SK., June 6, 2019: In her 2019 Report Volume 1, Chapter 11, Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, Judy Ferguson, found SGI, on behalf of the Auto Fund, does a good job operating the now permanent Automated Speed Enforcement Program under The Traffic Safety Act and related regulations to reduce speed-related... Thu, 06 Jun 2019 16:18:00 -0600