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|Name of Internal Audit||Audit Type||Status||Completion Date|
|Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software Management||Assurance||Completed||Q1 09/10|
|Financial Management Framework||Assurance||Completed||Q1 09/10|
|Pay and Pay Related Benefits||Assurance||Completed||Q1 09/10|
|Public Websites Management Practices||Assurance||Completed||Q1 09/10|
|Audit of Shared Services Office Management Processes||Assurance||Completed||Q2 09/10|
|Audit of Statutory Transfer Nova Scotia and Newfoundland||Assurance||Completed||Q2 09/10|
|Audit of Treasury Board Authorities and Conditions||Assurance||Completed||Q2 09/10|
|Hospitality – Follow-up Audit||Assurance||Completed||Q2 09/10|
|Values and Ethics – Follow-up Audit||Assurance||Completed||Q2 09/10|
|Audit of ecoENERGY Retrofit – Small and Medium Organizations||Assurance||Completed||Q3 09/10|
|Audit of GeoConnections Program||Assurance||Completed||Q3 09/10|
|Information Management – Follow-up Audit||Assurance||Completed||Q3 09/10|
|Accelerated Infrastructure Program*||Assurance||Completed||Q4 09/10|
|Audit of ecoENERGY Retrofit Homes Owners||Assurance||Completed||Q4 09/10|
|Expanding Market Opportunities Program (Forestry)||Assurance||Completed||Q4 09/10|
|Financial Forecasting and Year-end Expenditures||Assurance||Completed||Q4 09/10|
|Promoting Forestry Use / Innovation – Development||Assurance||Completed||Q4 09/10|
|Specified Purpose Accounts – Follow-up Audit||Assurance||Completed||Q4 09/10|
|Audit of IT Security (System Development Life Cycle)||Assurance||Ongoing||Q1 10/11|
|Custom Software Development||Assurance||Ongoing||Q110/11|
|International Travel||Assurance||Ongoing||Q1 10/11|
|Accounts Receivable and Revenue Management||Assurance||Ongoing||Q2 10/11|
|Audit of Departmental Asset Management||Assurance||Ongoing||Q2 10/11|
|Major Project Management Office||Assurance||Ongoing||Q2 10/11|
|Nuclear Legacy Liability Program||Assurance||Ongoing||Q2 10/11|
|ecoENERGY for Biofuels Program||Assurance||Ongoing||Q3 10/11|
|Physical Security **||Assurance||Ongoing||Q3 10/11|
|Financial Statement Preparation and Reporting||Assurance||Ongoing||Q4 10/11|
|Payroll and Benefits – Overtime, Vacation and Other Benefits||Assurance||Ongoing||Q4 10/11|
|Audit of Strategic Planning||Assurance||Ongoing||FY 11/12|
Electronic Link to Audits Reports: http://nrcan.gc.ca/audit/index-eng.php
* The Accelerated Infrastructure Program includes the following areas: Accelerated Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan, Arctic Research Facilities, and, Modernizing Federal Labs (Planning & Project Mgmt).
** Departmental In-Reserve Audits – Audit Committee Consultation Required Prior to Implementation.
|Name of Evaluation||Program Activity||Program Type||Status||Completion Date|
|Minerals and Metals Sector (MMS) Science and Technology (S&T) Evaluation||MMS Science and Technology (2007-08 PAA)||Summative||Complete||June 2009|
|Built Environment Evaluation||Built Environment (2007-08 PAA)||Summative||Complete||July 2009|
|Earth Sciences Sector Economic Opportunities Evaluation||ESS Economic Opportunities (2007-08 PAA)||Summative||Complete||July 2009|
|Canada’s Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (The “Continental Shelf Program”)||Basic Infrastructure (2008-09 PAA)||Formative Inter-departmental||Complete||December 2009|
Electronic Link to Report:
Electronic Link to Evaluation Plan:
Minerals and Metals Sector (MMS) Science and Technology (S&T) Evaluation
A June 2009 evaluation examined the science and technology (S&T) programs of the Material Technology Laboratory (MTL) and the Mineral and Mining Science Laboratories (MMSL) within the Minerals and Metals Sector of NRCan. The evaluation found that the S&T activities of the laboratories were aligned with federal and NRCan priorities. The research projects undertaken by the laboratories produced sound scientific knowledge and innovative technologies, and contributed significantly to applied S&T in the sector. Many of these projects generated good quality and high-impact peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. Moreover, the laboratories were successful in transferring their S&T knowledge, expert advice, and technologies to industry and other stakeholders. The evaluation noted that the two laboratories face numerous challenges including: budgetary pressures; the need for capital investment; retirements and MTL’s relocation to Hamilton in 2010.
Built Environment Evaluation
A July 2009 evaluation of the Build Environment Sub-sub Activity found that its objectives and activities were in line with federal and NRCan priorities regarding the environment including the federal strategy to cut greenhouse gas emissions to address climate change. The evaluation concluded that the federal government is a key contributor to innovation in the Built Environment area. The Sub-sub Activity has led to the creation of research and development work which would not have occurred otherwise. The evaluation also found that the Sub-sub Activity was delivered in a cost-effective manner. However, it is difficult to determine the long-term impact of the Built Environment’s work.
Earth Sciences Sector Economic Opportunities Evaluation
A July 2009 evaluation examined the Earth Sciences Sector’s Economic Opportunities Sub-Activity. The objective of this Sub-activity was to create new economic opportunities through the provision of geoscience information for mineral and energy exploration. The Sub-activity included five programs: Targeted Geoscience Initiative-3; Northern Resources Development; Secure
Canadian Energy Supply Geoscience; for Ocean Management and Gas Hydrates Fuel for the Future? The evaluation confirmed that the programs produced numerous new and innovative geoscience products, many of which would not have been produced in the absence of the Programs. Despite some delays and gaps, the programs address the ongoing needs of federal and provincial governments, the
private sector, communities and NGOs for up-to-date geoscience information to help stimulate exploration of minerals and hydrocarbons, secure affordable energy and resolve conflicting uses of the natural environment. There has been very close collaboration with partners and stakeholders in all of the programs.
Canada’s Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (The “Continental Shelf Program”)
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea provides that, where a State intends to make a submission to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf to delineate the outer edge of its continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles, it must do so within 10 years of becoming a Party to the Convention. Canada’s deadline for providing its submission is December, 2013. Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and Natural Resources Canada are responsible for collecting the data required to assess and substantiate the extent of Canada’s continental shelf. This information will be used by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to develop Canada’s submission. An interdepartmental evaluation on the Continental Shelf Program, led by DFO, was completed in December 2009. The evaluation confirmed that the preparation phase of the Program has been completed and data collection is proceeding according to plan and within budget. The evaluation noted that the Program is managing significant technical, financial and human resources risks.