The Provincial Comptroller tabled a nil report for Executive Governments with the Public Accounts Committee for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 fiscal year.
The Crown sector tabled its report on losses with the Crown and Central Agencies Committee.
A loss of $3,351 occurred within SaskPower when an employee incurred personal charges on a corporate procurement card. The statements for the card weren’t being monitored on a timely basis. As a result, the employee was terminated, and a recovery letter has been sent requesting repayment.
The government also reports a loss of $4,017 at SaskEnergy. It was discovered an employee had backdated an application for gas service using the maiden name of his spouse, despite the property being registered in the couple’s married names.He failed to charge the proper amount for the installation. The employee personally prepared and approved the financial quote for the service contrary to the company policy. As a result, the employee was terminated and the incident was reported to police.
The fourth quarter report on losses of public money within Saskatchewan health organizations has been tabled with the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
Two confirmed losses were reported to the Ministry of Health in the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 fiscal year (January 1 to March 31).
The Ministry of Health reports losses by Regional Health Authorities (health regions), the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, North Sask Laundry & Support Services Ltd. and the Athabasca Health Authority in keeping with similar reporting of losses within ministries and Crown agencies.
Both losses occurred in the Prairie North Health Region.
The first was in January 2016, when Camp Cosmo in Jackfish Lake Provincial park, was vandalized. The health region owns the buildings at the camp and is responsible for repairing the damages. The incident was reported to the RCMP and five youth are under investigation. Damages are estimated to exceed more than $50,000.
The second loss was in February 2016, when $2,262 of orthopedic supplies were stolen from the Lloydminster Hospital. An internal investigation is currently being conducted.