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 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 News: 2019 Report"Volume 1: Provincial Auditor Scrutinizes eHealths Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policies https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=111 Clear vendor-sponsored travel and procurement policies neededRead News ReleaseREGINA, SK., June 6, 2019: In her 2019 Report Volume 1, Chapter 3, Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, Judy Ferguson, recommends improvements for eHealth Saskatchewan to improve its policies and processes to mitigate vendor influence and related conflicts of interest.At times, eHealth accepts vendor-paid training and development opportunities from its vendors. In spring 2018, eHealth acted after it... Thu, 06 Jun 2019 09:35:00 -0600 Reports: 2019 Report Volume 1 https://auditor.sk.ca/publications/public-reports/item?id=156 Our spring 2019 Report includes results from annual integrated audits, 32 follow-up audits and nine performance audits.Overall, the 50 agencies that we audited for our integrated audits demonstrate sound financial controls, comply with financial-related laws, and prepare reliable financial statements. Appendix 1 lists these agencies.Follow-up audits are audits of implementation status of past recommendations resulting from prior perfomance audits. On an overall basis, agencies fully... Thu, 06 Jun 2019 09:00:00 -0600 News: Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan, Judy Ferguson, releasing her 2019 Report"Volume 1 on June 6, 2019 https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=110 READ MEDIA ADVISORY**NOTE: Location change from Saskatchewan Legislature to Elections Saskatchewan Office due to renovationsREPORT COPIES Embargoed hard copies of the 2019 Report Volume 1 and news releases/backgrounder will be available in Office 301 at Elections Saskatchewan from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (CST) on Thursday, June 6, 2019.Media will be required to sign a non-disclosure embargo agreement in effect until the Report is tabled.The Speaker of the... Thu, 30 May 2019 11:54:00 -0600 News: April Serink Joins the Office as our Communications Specialist https://auditor.sk.ca/news/news-releases/item?id=109 REGINA, SK., April 26, 2019 The Office of the Provincial Auditor is pleased to announce that April Serink joined us in the position of Communications Specialist as part of the Support Services team. This position's responsibilities include overseeing all media relations; providing strategic communications advice and support; researching, writing and editing communications materials; managing social media; and implementing the strategic communications plan.Coupled with her previous... Mon, 29 Apr 2019 16:02:00 -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