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Internal Audits

The following activities are included in the CNSC risk-based Audit Plan for the period 2010-11 to 2012-13. This plan is in the process of being reviewed and updated.

The updated plan will be submitted to the CNSC’s Audit Committee in April 2011 for review and recommendation for approval by the CNSC’s President. It is based on the current capacity of the CNSC’s audit function, risk assessments of proposed audit projects, and management responses and action plans for prior audits for follow-up. The revised plan will outline the projects planned for the upcoming three years. Projects undertaken depend on factors such as resources available to the audit function, the scope and complexity of projects, and the CNSC’s emerging issues and priorities.

The Commission has an Audit Committee Internal Audits with three members who are external to the government and two members internal to the Commission. The Committee is chaired by an external member.

Additional information on the CNSCis available on the CNSC Web site.

Name of Internal Audit Internal Audit Type Status Expected Completion Date
Audit of Compliance Verification Compliance and Management Audit Planned 2011-12
Audit of Inspector Training and Certification Compliance and Management Audit Planned 2011-12
Audit of Action Tracking System Management Audit Planned 2011-12
Audit of Information Technology (CNSC participating in the Office of the Comptroller General’s horizontal Audit of Information Management). Management and Information Technology (IT) Audit Planned 2011-12
Audit of Financial Guarantees and Decommissioning Funds Financial and Management Audit Planned 2011-12
Monitoring of action plans from past audits Monitoring Ongoing 2011-12
Follow-up on past audits Follow-up Planned 2011-12


In 2010-11, the CNSC focused on developing its evaluation function. One full-time employee was hired for the Regulatory Research and Evaluation Division in 2010-11, and an additional full-time employee was being staffed. An Evaluation Advisory Committee has been created, and an evaluation policy has been drafted. Work to develop the evaluation universe and 5-year plan is ongoing.

As a small agency under the current Treasury Board policy, the mandated evaluations of ongoing grants and contributions programs are planned for completion by 2013-14. Specific evaluations appropriate to the needs of the agency are being developed.

Additional information on CNSC Evaluations is available on the CNSC Web site.