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Appendix B: Departments and Agencies Included in the Audit Engagement

Small Departments and Agencies

  1.  Canada Industrial Relations Board
  2.  Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
  3.  Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
  4.  Farm Products Council of Canada
  5.  National Film Board of Canada
  6.  Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada
  7.  Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner
  8.  Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada
  9.  Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal Canada
  10.  Public Service Labour Relations Board
  11.  Registry of the Specific Claims Tribunal of Canada

Central Agency

  1.  Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Common Service Provider included in the audit for the purpose of

  1. Public Works and Government Services Canada

Appendix C: Ranking of Recommendations

The following table presents the recommendations and their assigned priority ranking. Rankings were determined based on the relative importance of the recommendations across the government and their potential to motivate long-term change and reduce risk across the government.

Recommendations Priority
1. TBS, in collaboration with SDAs, should determine whether government wide IT policies governing the management of IT in SDAs are consistent with the IT management risks of SDAs. High
2. SDAs should ensure their IT plans for proposed acquisitions address areas of highest priority in terms of risk, life cycle of assets, or operational needs. Medium
3. TBS should identify and resolve the barriers that limit the adoption of shared IT assets and services by SDAs where appropriate. This activity should include an examination of parallel infrastructures that present an opportunity for rationalization or sharing. High
4. SDAs should develop processes for measuring the performance of IT to ensure that they have objective information to support their management decisions about IT. Medium
5. TBS should ensure that the performance indicators that have been developed for IT have been communicated appropriately to those who are responsible for collecting data and measuring performance. Medium

Appendix D: Links to Applicable Frameworks, Policies, and Directives

[1]. The Office of the Comptroller General has not undergone an external assessment at least once in the past five years or been subject to ongoing monitoring or to periodic internal assessments of its horizontal internal audit activity that would confirm its compliance with these standards.