Planned Audits and Reports

Please Note – the following topics could change as could the timing of reporting. This is our best estimate at the current time for what will be reported.

Fall 2018



Management and Oversight of Health Sector IT​



This audit will determine whether the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the Isaak Walton Killam Health Centre, and the Departments of Internal Services and Health and Wellness have appropriate IT governance in place for the health sector.




IWK Financial Management Controls and Governance



This audit will look at governance and financial management and controls within the IWK. It will not be an in-depth analysis of the CEO expenses as that topic has been previously addressed and is currently being investigated by the police. We will assess governance within the organization as well as the financial management controls in place.




Workers Compensation Board Governance and Long-Term Sustainability



This audit will examine various processes at WCB. Our work will be reported in two phases, with this chapter covering governance, oversight and accountability along with program sustainability. We anticipate reporting the second phase covering claims and benefits administration, appeals, return to work processes and service provider contracts in our Spring 2019 report.


Winter 2019



Internal Services – Privacy Breach



We are working with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to investigate the privacy breach around the FOIPOP portal and plan to present our reports to the Legislature together in January. Our work will look at the decisions made and actions taken to select, implement and monitor the new computer system in place for Freedom of Information requests.




Follow-Up of 2015 and 2016 Recommendations



Our annual review of the status of the recommendations we made in 2015 and 2016 will continue as a stand alone report late in the winter of 2019. We will examine approximately 140 recommendations and report on how many government have completed necessary actions on.




Joint Follow-Up of Recommendations to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation



Auditors General from New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island will collaborate on a joint follow-up report on the status of recommendations to the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.  The follow-up report will examine 25 recommendations made to Atlantic Lottery Corporation's management, Board, and shareholder governments, and report on how many they have completed the necessary actions on.


Spring 2019






This audit will examine how the Public Service Commission is addressing diversity and inclusion within the workforce of the provincial government. Additional work has been added to consider the status at a selection of departments across government.







This audit will look at how the provinces manages bridge maintenance and new construction. We will look at how they assess the condition of bridges and how they determine which ones require maintenance or replacement. We will also consider how government ensures standards are complied with when building or repairing bridges in Nova Scotia.




Workers Compensation Board



This will be the second phase of reporting on our audit of processes at WCB. This chapter will address claims and benefits administration, appeals, return to work processes and service provider contracts


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