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​The all-party Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts reviews and reports to the Legislative Assembly on the audit reports of the Auditor General of British Columbia, providing a public forum for the scrutiny of the economy, effectiveness, and efficiency of government administration.

The Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts is one of nine permanent all-party committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

Terms of Reference

​On February 24, 2015, the Legislative Assembly agreed:

  1. That all reports of the Auditor General of British Columbia transmitted to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly be deemed referred to the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, with the exception of the report referred to in section 22 of the Auditor General Act, S.B.C. 2003, c. 2, which is referred to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services; and,
  2. That the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts be the committee referred to in sections 671013 and 14 of the Auditor General Act, S.B.C. 2003, c. 2.

In addition to the powers previously conferred upon the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Committee be empowered:

  1. to appoint of their number, one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Committee;
  2. to sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;
  3. to adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
  4. to retain personnel as required to assist the Committee,

and shall report to the House as soon as possible, or following any adjournment, or at the next following Session, as the case may be; to deposit the original of its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during a period of adjournment and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, the Chair shall present all reports to the Legislative Assembly.

Contact Information

Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
c/o Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Canada

Phone: 250-356-2933 (collect) or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free)
Fax: 250-356-8172
Email: ClerkComm@leg.bc.ca

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Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20160203-PublicAccounts-0930Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160303/20160203_AuditEducationOfAboriginalStudents_AG_Report.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General, <em>An Audit of the Education of Aboriginal Students in the B.C. Public School System</em>, October 2015</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160303/20160203_AuditEducationOfAboriginalStudents_AG-presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>An Audit of the Education of Aboriginal Students in the B.C. Public School System</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160303/20160203_AuditEducationOfAboriginalStudents_Govt-presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Education presentation, <em>An Audit of the Education of Aboriginal Students in the B.C. Public School System</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160303/20160203_AuditEducationOfAboriginalStudents_Govt-ActionPlan.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Education action plan, <em>An Audit of the Education of Aboriginal Students in the B.C. Public School System</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160303/20160203_GovernmentsGeneralComputingControls_AG_Report.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>The Status of Government's General Computing Controls, 2014</em>, December 2015</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160303/20160203_GovernmentsGeneralComputingControls_AG-Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>The Status of Government's General Computing Controls, 2014</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160303/20160203_GovernmentsGeneralComputingControls_Govt-Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services presentation, <em>The Status of Government's General Computing Controls, 2014</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160303/20160203_GovernmentsGeneralComputingControls_Govt-ActionPlan.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services action plan, <em>The Status of Government's General Computing Controls, 2014</em></a></p>2/3/2016 5:30:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20160202-PublicAccounts-1300Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_Panorama_AG_Report.pdf">Office of the Auditor General report<em>, An Audit of the Panorama Public Health IT System, </em>August 2015PDF</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_Panorama_AG-Presentation.pdf">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>An Audit of the Panorama Public Health IT System</em><em> </em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_Panorama_Govt-Presentation.pdf">Ministry of Health presentation, <em>An Audit of the Panorama Public Health IT System</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_Panorama_Govt-Follow-upInfo.pdf">Ministry of Health Follow-up Information, <em>An Audit of the Panorama Public Health IT System</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_Panorama_Govt-ActionPlan.pdf">Ministry of Health action plan, <em>An Audit of the Panorama Public Health IT System</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_FiscalSustainability_AG_Report.pdf">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Monitoring Fiscal Sustainability, </em>June 2015</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_FiscalSustainability_AG-Presentation.pdf">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>Monitoring Fiscal Sustainability</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_FiscalSustainability_Govt-Presentation.pdf">Ministry of Finance presentation, <em>Monitoring Fiscal Sustainability</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_FiscalSustainability_Govt-ActionPlan.pdf">Ministry of Finance action plan, <em>Monitoring Fiscal Sustainability</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_BudgetProcess_AG_Report.pdf">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Budget Process Examination Phase 1, Revenue,</em> June 2015</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_BudgetProcess_AG-Presentation.pdf">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>Budget Process Examination Phase 1, Revenue</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_BudgetProcess_Govt-Presentation.pdf">Ministry of Finance presentation, <em>Budget Process Examination Phase 1, Revenue</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_BudgetProcess_Govt-ActionPlan.pdf">Ministry of Finance action plan, <em>Budget Process Examination Phase 1, Revenue</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20160202/20160202_FollowupProcess_AG-Presentation.pdf">Office of the Auditor General presentation, Update on the Follow-up Process and Action Plans</a></p>2/2/2016 9:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20151116-PublicAccounts-1005Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20151102/20151102_Item2_OAGBC_Report_Panorama.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report,  An Audit of the Panorama Public Health IT System, August 2015</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20151116/201561116_MoH_Presentation_Panorama.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Health presentation, <em>An Audit of the Panorama Public Health IT System</em></a> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-7-4">Revised</span></p>11/16/2015 6:05:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20151102-PublicAccounts-1005Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20151102/20151102_Item1_OAGBC_Report_FSACP.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General's <em>Financial </em> <em>Statement Audit Coverage Plan for </em> <em>Fiscal Years 2016/2017 through 2018/2019 </em></a></p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20151102/20151102_Item1_OAGBC_Report_FSACP.pdf" target="_blank"> </a><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20151102/20151102_Item1_OAGBC_Report_FSACP.pdf" target="_blank"></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20151102/20151102_Item1_OAGBCPresentation_FSACP.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan for Fiscal Years 2016/2015 through 2018/2019</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20151102/20151102_Item2_OAGBC_Report_Panorama.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>An Audit of the Panorama </em> <em>Public Health IT System, </em>August 2015</a> </p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20151102/20151102_Item2_OAGBCPresentation_Panorama.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>An Audit of the Panorama Public Health IT System</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20151102/20151102_Item2_MoH_Presentation_Panorama.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Health presentation, <em>An Audit of the Panorama Public Health IT System</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20151102/20151102_Item2_MoH_ActionPlan-Panorama.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Health action plan, <em>An Audit of the Panorama Public Health IT System</em></a></p>11/2/2015 6:05:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20150604-PublicAccounts-1800Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p><a href="/content/legacy/web/cmt/40thparl/session-4/pac/presentations/20150604/Presentation-PAC-40-4-OAGBC-Report-IntegratedCaseMgmtSystem.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General audit report, <em>Integrated Case Management System, </em>March 2015</a><strong>  (1.5 MB)</strong></p><p><a title="Download the presentation..." href="/content/legacy/web/cmt/40thparl/session-4/pac/presentations/20150604/Presentation-PAC-40-4-OAGBC-ICM.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General presentation, ​<em>Integrated Case Management System</em></a></p><p><a title="Download the presentation..." href="/content/legacy/web/cmt/40thparl/session-4/pac/presentations/20150604/Presentation-PAC-40-4-Ministry-SDSI-ICM.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation presentation, <em>Integrated Case Management System</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/legacy/web/cmt/40thparl/session-4/pac/presentations/20150604/Presentation-PAC-40-4-OAGBC-Follow-Up-Report-June2014.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Follow-Up Report: Updates on the Implementation of Recommendations from Recent Reports</em> –<em> BC Hydro: The Effects of Rate-Regulated Accounting</em></a></p><p><a title="Download the presentation..." href="/content/legacy/web/cmt/40thparl/session-4/pac/presentations/20150604/Presentation-PAC-40-4-BChydro-EAO.pdf" target="_blank">BC Hydro presentation, <em>Follow-Up Report: Updates on the Implementation of Recommendations from Recent Reports BC Hydro: The Effects of Rate-Regulated Accounting</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/legacy/web/cmt/40thparl/session-4/pac/presentations/20150604/Presentation-PAC-40-4-OAGBC-Follow-Up-Report-June2014.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Follow-Up Report: Updates on the Implementation of Recommendations from Recent Reports, </em>June 2014<em> – Audit of the Agricultural Land Commission</em></a></p><p><a title="Download the presentation..." href="/content/legacy/web/cmt/40thparl/session-4/pac/presentations/20150604/Presentation-PAC-40-4-Govt-ALC.pdf" target="_blank">Agricultural Land Commission presentation, <em>Follow-Up Report: Updates on the Implementation of Recommendations from Recent Reports</em><em> – Audit of the Agricultural Land Commission</em></a></p>6/5/2015 1:00:00 AMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20150603-PublicAccounts-1800Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20150603/Presentation-PAC-40-4-Auditor-General-Follow-Up-Process.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General presentation, Proposed Follow-up Process</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20150603/Presentation-PAC-40-4-OAGBC-Report-CumulativeEffects.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Management of Cumulative Effects</em> (May 2015) </a>   <strong>(1.8 MB)</strong></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20150603/Presentation-PAC-40-4-OAGBC-CumulativeEffects.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General presentation,<em> Management of Cumulative Effects</em> (May 2015)</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20150603/Presentation-PAC-40-4-Ministry-FLNR-CumulativeEffects.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations presentation,<em>Management of Cumulative Effects</em> (May 2015)</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20150603/Presentation-PAC-40-4-OAGBC-Follow-Up-Report-EAO.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General,<em> Follow-up Report: Environmental Assessment Office</em> (May 2015)</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20150603/Presentation-PAC-40-4-OAGBC-EAO.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>Follow-up Report: Environmental Assessment Office</em> (May 2015)</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20150603/Presentation-PAC-40-4-Ministry-Enviro-EAO.pdf" target="_blank">Environmental Assessment Office presentation, <em>Follow-up Report: Environmental Assessment Office</em> (May 2015)</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20150603/Presentation-PAC-40-4-OAGBC-Follow-Up-Report-April2013.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General, <em>Follow-up Report: Updates on the Implementation of Recommendations from Recent Reports </em>(April 2013) – <em>Aspects of Financial Management</em></a><strong> (1.4 MB)</strong></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20150603/Presentation-PAC-40-4-Ministry-Fin-FinancialManagement.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Finance presentation, <em>Follow-up Report: Updates on the Implementation of Recommendations from Recent Reports </em>(April 2013) – <em>Aspects of Financial Management</em></a></p> <em></em>6/4/2015 1:00:00 AMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20150429-PublicAccounts-1800Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20150429/AGBC-Corrections-report-2015-JAN-13.pdf">Office of the Auditor General report,<em> An Audit of the Adult Custody Division's Correctional Facilities and Programs , </em>January 2015</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20150429/Presentation-PAC-40-4-Corrections-Report-Auditor-General.pdf">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <a href="/content/legacy/web/cmt/40thparl/session-4/pac/presentations/20150429/AGBC-Corrections-report-2015-JAN-13.pdf"></a> <em>An Audit of the Adult Custody Division's Correctional Facilities and Programs</em></a></p><p> <em></em><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/4th-session/pac/presentations/20150429/Presentation-PAC-40-4-Corrections-Report-Ministry-JAG.pdf"><em>Ministry of Justice, Corrections Branch</em> presentation, <a href="/content/legacy/web/cmt/40thparl/session-4/pac/presentations/20150429/AGBC-Corrections-report-2015-JAN-13.pdf"></a> <em>An Audit of the Adult Custody Division's Correctional Facilities and Programs</em></a></p>4/30/2015 1:00:00 AMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Follow Up Process

​The Standing Committee on Public Accounts adopted a new follow up process on June 3, 2015 to strengthen its review of work by government organizations in implementing Office of the Auditor General audit report recommendations.  The new follow up process includes the receipt of detailed action plans from audited government ministries and agencies to support Committee Members with their consideration of audit reports as well as regular updates.

More detail on the Committee's follow up process, as well as links to government action plans presented during the Committee's meetings on Office of the Auditor General audit reports, will be posted below as they become available.

Actions Plans Presented at Committee Meetings:

Ministry of Health action plan: An Audit of the Panorama Public Health IT System, November 2, 2015

Ministry of Finance action plan: Monitoring Fiscal Sustainability, February 2, 2016

Ministry of Finance action plan: Budget Process Examination Phase 1: Revenue, February 2, 2016

Ministry of Education action plan, An Audit of the Education of Aboriginal Students in the B.C. Public School System, February 3, 2016

Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services action plan: The Status of Government's General Computing Controls: 2014, February 3, 2016

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