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The Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts is one of nine permanent all-party committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The Committee 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 organizations. The Committee also reviews the follow-up action plans by audited government organizations implementing report recommendations.

Terms of Reference

​On March 1, 2016, 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 and to delegate to the subcommittee all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House;
  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.

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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/20161123-PublicAccounts-0900Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/PAC-20161123-OAGReport2016_EffectivenessOfBCCommunityCorrections.pdf">​Office of the Auditor General Progress Audit report, <em>Effectiveness of B.C. Community Corrections, </em>May 2016</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/PAC-20161123-OAGReport2011_EffectivenessOfBCCommunityCorrections.pdf">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Effectiveness of B.C. Community Corrections, </em>December 2011 </a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/PAC-20161123-OAGPresentation-EffectivenessOfBCCommunityCorrections.pdf">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>Effectiveness of B.C. Community Corrections</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/PAC-20161123-PSSGPresentation-EffectivenessOfBCCommunityCorrections.pdf">Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General presentation, <em>Effectiveness of B.C. Community Corrections</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/PAC-20161123-PSSGActionPlan-EffectivenessOfBCCommunityCorrections.pdf">Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General action plan, <em>Effectiveness of B.C. Community Corrections</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/PAC-20161123-OAGReport_CapitalProcurementPostSecondaryInstitutions.pdf">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>An Audit of Mid-Size Capital Procurement in Post-Secondary Institutions</em>, May 2016</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/PAC-20161123-OAGPresentation-CapitalProcurementPostSecondaryInstitutions.pdf">Office of the Auditor General submission, <em>An Audit of Mid-Size Capital Procurement in Post-Secondary Institutions</em></a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/PAC-20161123-OAGPresentation-CapitalProcurementPostSecondaryInstitutions.pdf"> <p> Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Advanced Education submission, <em>An Audit of Mid-Size Capital Procurement in Post-Secondary Institutions</em></p> <p> Ministry of Finance Action Plan, <em>An Audit of Mid-Size Capital Procurement in Post-Secondary Institutions</em></p> <p> Ministry of Advanced Education Action Plan, <em>An Audit of Mid-Size Capital Procurement in Post-Secondary Institutions</em></p> <p>Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Getting IT Right: Achieving Value from Government Information Technology Investments</em>, October 2016</p> <p> Office of the Auditor General submission, <em>Getting IT Right: Achieving Value from Government Information Technology Investments</em></p> <p> Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services and Ministry of Finance submission, <em>Getting IT Right: Achieving Value from Government Information Technology Investments</em></p> <p> Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services and Ministry of Finance Action Plan, <em>Getting IT Right: Achieving Value from Government Information Technology Investments</em></p> <p>Office of the Auditor General report, Management of Mobile Devices: Assessing the moving target in B.C., October 2016</p> <p> Office of the Auditor General submission, <em>Management of Mobile Devices: Assessing the moving target in B.C.</em></p> <p> Office of the Chief Information Officer and Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services submission, <em>Management of Mobile Devices: Assessing the moving target in B.C.</em></p> <p> Office of the Chief Information Officer and Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Action Plan, <em>Management of Mobile Devices: Assessing the moving target in B.C.</em></p></a>11/23/2016 5:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20161005-PublicAccounts-0900Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/Annual-FSACP-Report.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Annual Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan </em>(October 2016)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/AnnualFSACP-OAG.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General submission, <em>Annual Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/CreditUnionSupervision-Report2016.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General Progress Audit report, <em>Credit Union Supervision in B.C. </em>(July 2016)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/CreditUnionSupervision-OAG.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General submission, <em>Credit Union Supervision in B.C. </em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/CreditUnionSupervision-Govt.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Finance/Financial Institutions Commission submission, <em>Credit Union Supervision in B.C. </em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/CreditUnionSupervision-ActionPlan.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Finance/Financial Institutions Commission Action Plan, <em>Credit Union Supervision in B.C.</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/TertiaryServices-Report.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Access to Adult Tertiary Mental Health and Substance Use Services </em>(May 2016)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/TertiaryServices-OAG.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General submission, <em>Access to Adult Tertiary Mental Health and Substance Use Services</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/TertiaryServices-Govt.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Health submission, <em>Access to Adult Tertiary Mental Health and Substance Use Services</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/TertiaryServices-ActionPlan.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Health Action Plan, <em>Access to Adult Tertiary Mental Health and Substance Use Services</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/PublicEducationSystem-Report.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Improving Budgeting and Expenditure Management in the Public Education System</em> (May 2016)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/PublicEducationSystem-OAG.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General submission, <em>Improving Budgeting and Expenditure Management in the Public Education System</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/PublicEducationSystem-Govt.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Education submission, <em>Improving Budgeting and Expenditure Management in the Public Education System</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20161005/PublicEducationSystem-ActionPlan.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Education Action Plan, <em>Improving Budgeting and Expenditure Management in the Public Education System</em></a></p>10/5/2016 4:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20160607-PublicAccounts-0900Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20160606-07/2016-06-06a_OAGBC_Report_Compliance_and_Enforcement_of_the_Mining_Sector-20160503.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Office of the Auditor General, </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>An Audit of Compliance and Enforcement in the Mining Sector</em></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> (May 2016)</span></a> <strong>(4MB)</strong></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20160606-07/2016-06-06b-AG-Presentation_Mining.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Office of the Auditor General submission, </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>An Audit of Compliance and Enforcement in the Mining Sector</em></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20160606-07/2016-06-06c_Govt-Presentation-Mining.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Ministry of Energy and Mines and Ministry of Environment submission, </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>An Audit of Compliance and Enforcement in the Mining Sector</em></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"> </span></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20160606-07/2016-06-06c_Govt-ActionPlan_Mining.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Ministry of Energy and Mines and Ministry of Environment Action Plan, </span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>An Audit of Compliance and Enforcement in the Mining Sector</em></span></a>​</p>6/7/2016 4:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20160606-PublicAccounts-1300Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20160606-07/2016-06-06a_OAGBC_Report_Compliance_and_Enforcement_of_the_Mining_Sector-20160503.pdf">Office of the Auditor General, <em>An Audit of Compliance and Enforcement in the Mining Sector</em> (May 2016)</a> <strong>(4MB)</strong></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20160606-07/2016-06-06b-AG-Presentation_Mining.pdf">Office of the Auditor General submission, ​<em>An Audit of Compliance and Enforcement in the Mining Sector</em> </a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20160606-07/2016-06-06c_Govt-Presentation-Mining.pdf">Ministry of Energy and Mines and Ministry of Environment submission, ​<em>An Audit of Compliance and Enforcement in the Mining Sector</em> </a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20160606-07/2016-06-06c_Govt-ActionPlan_Mining.pdf">Ministry of Energy and Mines and Ministry of Environment action plan, <em>An Audit of Compliance and Enforcement in the Mining Sector</em></a></p>6/6/2016 8:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20160502-PublicAccounts-1005Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20160502/OAGBC-ReportonPublicAccounts.pdf">Office of the Auditor General, <em>The 2014/15 Public Accounts and the Auditor General's Findings</em> (March 2016)</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20160502/ROPA-AuditorGeneralPresentation.pdf">​Office of the Auditor General submission, ​<em>The 2014/15 Public Accounts and the Auditor General's Findings</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/pac/20160502/ROPA-GovernmentPresentation.pdf"> Office of the Comptroller General submission, <em>The 2014/15 Public Accounts and the Auditor General's Findings</em></a></p>5/2/2016 5:05:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Follow Up Process

​The Select 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 Energy and Mines and Ministry of Environment action plan, An Audit of Co​mpliance and Enforcement in the Mining Sector, June 6, 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

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

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Action Plan, Effectiveness of B.C. Community Corrections, November 23, 2016

Ministry of Finance, An Audit of Mid-Size Capital Procurement in Post-Secondary Institutions, November 23, 2016

Ministry of Advanced Education Action Plan, An Audit of Mid-Size Capital Procurement in Post-Secondary Institutions, November 23, 2016

Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services and Ministry of Finance Action Plan, Getting IT Right: Achieving Value from Government Information Technology Investments, November 23, 2016

Office of the Chief Information Officer and Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services Action Plan, Management of Mobile Devices: Assessing the moving target in B.C., November 23, 2016

Ministry of Finance/Financial Institutions Commission Action Plan, Credit Union Supervision in B.C., October 5, 2016

Ministry of Education Action Plan, Improving Budgeting and Expenditure Management in the Public Education System, October 5, 2016

Ministry of Education Action Plan, Improving Budgeting and Expenditure Management in the Public Education System, October 5, 2016

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