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Action Plan Implementation Status Update Report to the Audit Committee - As of March 31, 2012
Lands and Economic Development- Community Economic Development
Audit of Economic Development (Non-proposal Driven) (08/28)
AEC Approval Date: 08/12/2009
|1. The Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands & Economic Development Sector should ensure that as part of the current redesign of economic development programs, CEDP is brought into better alignment with Treasury Board's requirements for transfer payment programs.||
||April 1, 2011||Status: Pending Implementation
As of 31/03/2012:
Program renovation is underway. Community Economic Development programming is being redesigned to better meet the needs of the recipients. The CFO and TBS are being consulted to ensure that the redesigned suite of programs is aligned with the Treasury Board Policy on Transfer Payments. It is anticipated that the new program will not be implemented until April 1, 2013. AES: Recommendation is closed.
|2. The Director General, Community Investment Branch should ensure that sufficient information is provided to program officers and recipients to facilitate the consistent reporting of plans and results thereby creating a basis for accountability consistent with the approved program terms and conditions.||
||April 1, 2011||Status: Underway
As of 31/03/2012:
Existing program guidelines have been updated and implemented and made available to all AANDC staff. Data collection instruments have been refined to better support program reporting.
Program renovation is still underway. CEDP is being redesigned to better meet the needs of the recipients and is being aligned with the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development. New program guidelines, developed in partnership with the regional offices, will ensure effective implementation, management and tracking of results of the new program. Ongoing training and support will be provided as required.
The updated completion date is April 1, 2012. It is expected that the new program will not be implemented though until April 1, 2013.
AES: Recommendation is closed.
|3. The Director General, Community Investment Branch should work with the Regional Directors General to establish expectations for CEDP recipient monitoring based on the relevant risks.||
||April 1, 2011||Status: Implemented
As of 31/03/2011:
A revised project reporting and payment disbursement regime has been developed for implementation April 1, 2011. The ongoing monitoring requirements for Community Economic Development program recipients is based on the rating determined through the department's General Assessment tool.
AES: Based on the revised project reporting and payment disbursement regime as well as the revisions to CED monitoring requirements, which incorporate AANDC's General Assessment methodology, the recommendation has been closed.
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