Merger of Internal Audit and HR Audit

Project Updates as at 31 May, 2017

Status: Business Planning

  • Both the IAU and HRAS teams have been functionally working together under the direction of the Acting Director of Internal Audit since June 2016. A revised OBC to reflect amendments based on feedback from the Business Case Review Panel was developed.
  • Although an organization structure has been put in place due to the operational reality of the 2 units working together as one since June 2016, the Acting Director of Internal Audit also submitted 2 possible alternative organization structure charts in March 2017, to enable formal consideration of the best structure for the combined Internal Audit Service.

Next key milestone: Completion of OBC in parallel with other project documentation.

Estimated project completion date: N/A – Project has not yet been initiated.

Project Updates as at 30 November, 2016

Status: Business Planning

This small project teams both to improve efficiency and better co-ordinate the work is being taken forward by the Portfolio of the Civil Service (PoCS). With the Director of Internal Audit post currently vacant, the PoCS took the opportunity to have both the Internal Audit Unit and Human Resource Audit Unit work under the Acting Director of Internal Audit since June 2016.  A revised Outline Business Case to reflect amendments based on feedback from the Business Case Review Panel, will be submitted by early December. Consultation with the Ministry of Finance to amend the Public Management and Finance Law (PM&FL) to reflect the new reporting relationship of the Internal Audit Unit was held in November, and amendments to the PM&FL have been proposed. Job descriptions have been drafted for the proposed posts in the new structure.

Project Updates as at 25 May, 2016


Deputy Governor:  Hon. Franz Manderson

Project Sponsor: Mrs. Gloria McField-Nixon, Chief Officer

Overview (taken from Cabinet’s Project Future Programme Brief): This project is being progressed as a sub-project under “Shared Services”. It will explore the potential for a merger of Internal Audit and HR Audit, two agencies that have similar functions and are already co-situated within the Portfolio of the Civil Service.

Status: An Outline Business Case is being progressed.

Ministry/Portfolio Update:

  • An Outline Business Case has been submitted and a quality review has been completed. It is now being finalised for approval.