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, 2019 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/our-business-and-financial-plans/item?id=145 Sun, 31 Mar 2019 09:00:00 -0600 Annual: Annual Report on Operations for the Year Ended March 31, 2018 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/our-annual-report-on-operations/item?id=153 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0600 Reports: 2018 Report Volume 1 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/public-reports/item?id=152 This report covers subjects such as delivering mental health and addictions services, delivering medical care to adult inmates in correctional centres, supporting students with intensive needs, monitoring the progress of home-based learners, regulating drainage, managing the future cleanup of oil and gas wells, regulating oil, gas, and pipeline industry incidents, and delivering the impaired driver treatment program.Materials from the Release of the ReportNews Release - 2018... Thu, 07 Jun 2018 09:00:00 -0600 News: 2018 Report - Volume 1: Backgrounder for News Releases https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=102 Regulating Oil and GasMinistry of Energy and Resources Regulating Oil, Gas, and Pipeline Industry Incidents (Chapter 4) The Ministry of Energy and Resources is responsible for licensing and regulating the oil, gas, and pipeline industry. This includes regulating reportable incidents of the uncontrolled releases of substances like oil and gas, fires, and damage to or malfunction of equipment. In 2016-17, 66 industry operators reported 657 incidents to the Ministry.Provincial... Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:35:00 -0600 News: 2018 Report - Volume 1: Auditor: Water Security Agency has work to do to better regulate drainage in the southeastern part of the province https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=101 REGINA, Sask., June 7, 2018 In her 2018 Report Volume 1, Chapter 12, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson reports the Water Security Agency has significant work to do to bring unapproved drainage works into compliance. Existing unapproved drainage works, particularly those located in areas at higher risk of flooding, can cause damage and lead to loss of wetlands.Drainage works are any human-made activity intended to remove or reduce water on land or just below the land surface.... Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:30:00 -0600 News: 2018 Report - Volume 1: Provincial Auditor looks at whether school divisions are doing enough to ensure the best educational outcomes for students with intensive needs and home-based students https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=100 Provincial Auditor looks at whether school divisions are doing enough to ensure the best educational outcomes for students with intensive needs and home-based students REGINA, Sask., June 7, 2018 In her 2018 Report Volume 1, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson reports on how well Saskatoon School Division No. 13 supported the learning of students with intensive needs, and how well Prairie Valley School Division No. 208 was monitoring the education of its home-based learners. She found... Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:23:00 -0600 News: 2018 Report - Volume 1: Auditor: Improvements needed in the delivery of mental health and addictions services in the former Prince Albert Parkland Health Region, and medical care to adult inmates in correctional centres https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=99 Auditor: Improvements needed in the delivery of mental health and addictions services in the former Prince Albert Parkland Health Region, and medical care to adult inmates in correctional centresREGINA, Sask., June 7, 2018 Providing timely access to mental health and addictions services and quality medical care support the best possible outcome for clients. In her 2018 Report Volume 1, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson examined whether the former Prince Albert Parkland Health Region... Wed, 06 Jun 2018 15:17:00 -0600 News: MEDIA ADVISORY: Provincial Auditor releasing 2018 Report - Volume 1 on June 7 https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=98 MEDIA ADVISORYProvincial Auditor of Saskatchewan2018 Report Volume 1On Thursday, June 7, 2018, The Office of the Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan will release Volume 1 of their 2018 Report.The Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson will hold a press conference from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST) that same morning.About the 2018 Report Volume 1Volume 1 of the Provincial Auditor's 2018 Report will touch on a variety of subject areas including:Providing timely... Thu, 31 May 2018 15:01:00 -0600 Business: Business and Financial Plan for the Year Ended March 31, 2018 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/our-business-and-financial-plans/item?id=149 Sat, 31 Mar 2018 11:39:00 -0600 News: Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development releases Collaborative Climate Change Report https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=97 Ottawa, 27 March 2018 Today, acting on behalf of auditors general of most provinces and the Auditor General of Canada, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Julie Gelfand provided the House of Commons with a report titled "Perspectives on Climate Change Action in Canada: A Collaborative Report from Auditors General". The report provides an overview of important questions raised in the audit work released over the last 18 months by the auditors general of most... Tue, 27 Mar 2018 08:21:00 -0600 News: MEDIA ADVISORY: Federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to present a collaborative report on climate change on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=96 REGINA, Sask.On behalf of the auditors general of most provinces as well as the Auditor General of Canada, the federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, will be presenting a collaborative report titled "Perspectives on Climate Change Action in Canada: A Collaborative Report from Auditors General" for tabling in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 27 March 2018.This collaborative report builds on audit work released over the last 18 months in most... Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:14:00 -0600 Reports: 2017 Report Volume 2 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/public-reports/item?id=151 This report covers subjects such as minimizing employee absenteeism, mitigating the risk of livestock disease, detecting wildfires, regulating meat safety, rehabilitating adult offenders, and supporting the management of court workloads.Materials from the Release of the ReportNews Release - 2017 Report - Volume 2: Auditor: Support and better analysis needed to reduce employee absenteeism in Heartland Regional Health Authority and Saskatchewan Gaming CorporationNews... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 News: 2017 Report - Volume 2: Auditor: Support and better analysis needed to reduce employee absenteeism in Heartland Regional Health Authority and Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=94 REGINA, Sask., December 12, 2017 While Heartland Regional Health Authority and Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation had programs and policies in place to help minimize employee absenteeism, they both have more work to do, says Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson in her 2017 Report Volume 2, tabled today. Both Heartland and SaskGaming operate in environments, which if not carefully managed, can lead to excessive employee absenteeism. Many of their staff work shifts and provide physically... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 News: 2017 Report - Volume 2: Backgrounder for News Release https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=95 AgricultureMinistry of Agriculture Mitigating the Risk of Livestock Disease (Chapter 20) The Ministry of Agriculture is doing a good job of preventing and controlling the spread of diseases among farmed animals in Saskatchewan but needs to better document a number of key areas.Its Provincial Notifiable Disease List identifies 14 diseases that livestock producers and veterinarians must report. The Ministry helps educate producers on preventing and controlling these... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0600 News: MEDIA ADVISORY: Provincial Auditor releasing 2017 Report - Volume 2 on December 12 https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=93 MEDIA ADVISORYProvincial Auditor of Saskatchewan2017 Report Volume 2On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan Judy Ferguson will release Volume 2 of her 2017 Report.About the 2017 Report Volume 2Volume 2 of the Provincial Auditor's 2017 Report will touch on a variety of subject areas including:Minimizing employee absenteeismMitigating the risk of livestock diseaseDetecting wildfiresRegulating meat... Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:19:00 -0600 News: Congratulations to Ani Agioritis, Troy Carlson, and Dane Reimer! https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=92 REGINA, Sask., December 1, 2017 The Office of the Provincial Auditor congratulates staff members Ani Agioritis, Troy Carlson, and Dane Reimer on their successful completion of 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... Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:48:00 -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