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, 2020 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/our-business-and-financial-plans/item?id=154 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:00:00 -0600 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 Reports: 2018 Report Volume 2 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/public-reports/item?id=155 This report covers subjects such as analyzing surgical biopsies in labs efficiently, preventing and controlling hospital-acquired infections, triaging emergency department patients in hospitals, maintaining above-ground power distribution assets, preventing and controlling infections in long-term care homes, rehabilitating adult inmates, investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect, protecting children in care, and awarding arts grants impartially and transparently.Materials... Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:00:00 -0600 News: 2018 Report - Volume 2: Provincial Auditor looks at the Saskatchewan Health Authoritys processes to analyze surgical biopsies, prevent and control hospital-acquired infections, and triage emergency department patients https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=106 REGINA, Sask., December 11, 2018 In her 2018 Report Volume 2, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson highlights areas for the Saskatchewan Health Authority to improve when analyzing and diagnosing surgical biopsies at its Regina and Saskatoon labs, and preventing and controlling hospital-acquired infections in Regina hospitals. In addition, she reports the Authority has improved some of its processes to triage patients in its Saskatoon hospital emergency departments, but more work is... Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:00:00 -0600 News: 2018 Report - Volume 2: Auditor: Better processes needed for maintaining certain SaskPower above-ground power distribution assets https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=107 REGINA, Sask., December 11, 2018 In her 2018 Report Volume 2, released today, Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson reports that SaskPower has good processes in place to maintain its over one million wood poles (its most significant above-ground power distribution asset), but needs to improve those used to maintain its other above-ground power distribution assets.Above-ground power distribution assets include wood poles, overhead switches, poletop transformers, and power-line conductors... Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:00:00 -0600 News: 2018 Report - Volume 2: Backgrounder for News Releases https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=108 Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care HomesSaskatchewan Health Authority (Sunrise) Preventing and Controlling Infections in Long-Term Care Homes (Chapter 39) Provincial Auditor Judy Ferguson found the former Sunrise Regional Health Authority (now part of the Saskatchewan Health Authority) had implemented all four recommendations from a 2014 audit. The 2014 audit had assessed its processes to prevent and control infections in its long-term care homes.Key... Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:00:00 -0600 News: MEDIA ADVISORY: Provincial Auditor releasing 2018 Report - Volume 2 on December 11 https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=105 Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan2018 Report Volume 2On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan Judy Ferguson will release Volume 2 of her 2018 Report.Press conferenceThe Provincial Auditor will hold a press conference from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST) that same morning (Tuesday, December 11) at the Legislative Building.About the 2018 Report Volume 2Volume 2 of the Provincial Auditor's 2018 Report will touch on a variety of subject areas... Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:12:00 -0600 News: Congratulations to Dean Fischer, Krysten Forbes, Scott Mantyka, Jordan McNaughton, Danielle Orban, and Brandyn Thurmeier! https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=104 REGINA, Sask., November 30, 2018 The Office of the Provincial Auditor congratulates staff members Dean Fischer, Krysten Forbes, Scott Mantyka, Jordan McNaughton, Danielle Orban, and Brandyn Thurmeier 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... Fri, 30 Nov 2018 13:46:00 -0600 News: Mr. Trevor St. John Becomes New Deputy Provincial Auditor for Education Division; Ms Regan Sommerfeld Retires After a 19-Year Career with the Office https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=103 REGINA, Sask., July 20, 2018 The Office of the Provincial Auditor is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Trevor St. John to Deputy Provincial Auditor for the Education division. Mr. St. John will begin his new role on August 1, 2018.Mr. St. John has been with the Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan for 15 years. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. He... Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:56:00 -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