Progress in Implementing Recommendations Made By the PAC Remains Slow

06 November 2018, 8:00 AM
Politics & Government
The Cayman Islands Government is implementing some of the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) recommendations but overall progress is still slow, Auditor General of the Cayman Islands, Sue Winspear, says in her report issued Monday.
The report “Follow-up on past PAC recommendations,” assesses how effectively the government has implemented recommendations made by the PAC in response to its hearings into reports from the Auditor General’s Office.
“Government’s progress with implementing recommendations made by the PAC is mixed,” Ms. Winspear notes. “Almost all recommendations have been implemented for two reports, but the picture for the other six reports is less positive with only some progress made for five reports and limited progress made for the report dealing with social welfare programmes”. Winspear continues “I am also concerned that some of the original recommendations with limited or no progress to date, go back as far as May 2015 and that implementation dates for some recommendations continue to be rescheduled into the future.”
The report assesses whether government has implemented the PAC’s recommendations in eight reports. It assesses the government’s formal responses to four PAC reports tabled between March 2017 and March 2018, provided in its Minute of June 2018. It also assesses progress with four reports that the Office of the Auditor General previously assessed as limited or some progress in summer 2017. The report provides both a high-level and detailed assessment for each report.
“It is encouraging that government has committed to providing more timely and appropriate responses to PAC recommendations and has assigned responsibility to the Ministry of Finance for coordinating responses from across government,” Ms. Winspear explains. “The quality of management responses has improved since last year.”
The Auditor General adds. “However, overall progress with implementing the recommendations remains slow. This means that some important areas of public services remain waiting for recommended improvements to happen.”
Please contact Garnet Harrison, the Deputy Auditor General at (345) 244-3213 if you have any questions or need further information.
This report and the original OAG reports on which this report is based are available at
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