Audit of the delegation of authorities for select human resources processes: Em20-58/2017E-PDF

"Numerous Human Resources (HR) authorities are delegated to deputy heads of departments through various pieces of legislation and central agency policies. The departmental Table of HR Authorities identifies these authorities, the level of approval required and any references, limitations and conditions that may apply. Managers may exercise delegated authority only within their field of jurisdiction or their area of responsibility unless otherwise indicated and within the specified conditions and limitations. When delegating authorities and providing sub-delegation, the Department must ensure that managers being granted authority meet certain set conditions. When exercising HR authorities, managers are encouraged to consult with HR officials for advice and guidance. The Human Resources Services Branch’s (HRSB) Centre of Expertise is responsible for managing departmental staffing-related sub-delegation and for providing expert advice regarding HR related authorities. Since April 13, 2015, the Department is using myEMS (PeopleSoft). With the implementation of PeopleSoft, managers can now electronically authorize a number of HR related transactions for which they have sub-delegated authority. The audit focussed on non-staffing related processes which are outlined in Appendix A. It also included two staffing related processes, specifically acting appointments and acting extensions. Other staffing processes were not examined as they were covered in 2014 by an external audit. The objective of this audit was to assess whether controls related to delegated HR authorities for selected processes are adequately designed and operating as intended to support the appropriate authorization of transactions"--Executive summary, p. 1.

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Department/Agency Employment and Social Development Canada. Internal Audit Services Branch.
Title Audit of the delegation of authorities for select human resources processes
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Audit de la délégation des pouvoirs exercés dans le cadre de certains processus liés aux ressources humaines. Cover title. "Unclassified." "February 2017."
Date 2017, c2016.
Number of Pages 13 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-07827-4
Catalogue Number
  • Em20-58/2017E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number SP-1137-03-17
Subject Terms Federal departments, Personnel management, Audit