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5.3.3

Continue to undertake Program Reviews based on an enterprise risk management approach.

greenstatusFinal update (September 2014)
Program Reviews are intended to provide an objective assessment of the extent to which a Regional Program is achieving its intended results, the proficiency with which resources are administered, and the manner in which risks have been managed.  A number of Program Reviews have been completed to date, and recommendations have been brought forward and adopted by the Audit Committee and Regional Council. 

Program reviews completed since 2011 are as follows:

  • Facilities – Maintenance and Operations
  • Region of Waterloo International Airport
  • Rent Supplement
  • Cultural Sites
  • Fleet Services
  • Transportation operations

Each of the above Program Reviews resulted in recommendations that will help increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Regional Programs. 

Progress Update (September 2013)

Program Reviews are intended to provide an objective assessment of the extent to which a Program is achieving its intended results, the proficiency with which resources are administered, and the manner in which risks have been managed.

Four Program Reviews have been completed to date, along with recommendations being brought forward and adopted by Audit Committee and Council. They are as follows:

  • Facilities – Maintenance and Operations Program Review
  • Region of Waterloo International Airport Program Review
  • Rent Supplement Program Review
  • Cultural Sites Program Review 

Each of the above Program Reviews resulted in recommendations that will help increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Programs.

The Fleet Services Program Review is currently in progress with a Fall 2013 completion date. The remaining program reviews will be selected in 2013 with a completion date of December 31, 2014.

Progress Update (January 2013)

The Region continues to implement program reviews in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our programs.  Since 2011, program reviews have been completed in the Facilities Department, Region of Waterloo International Airport and the Rent Supplement Program. 

The Cultural Sites program review began in summer 2012, and the remaining program reviews will be selected in 2012 and 2013, with a completion date of December 31, 2014. 

Each of the program reviews will help increase a range of program improvements and efficiencies, including cost savings, changes to policies and procedures, organizational changes, and improved effectiveness and accountability.

Progress Indicators

  • Complete two planned program reviews on an annual basis.

 

greenindicator   Strong progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF)
yellowindicator   Moderate progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (RTF)
redindicator   Progress needed   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (Flash)