[To receive the internal audit annual report 2020 -2021.]
Peter Farrow, Head of Audit, presented the Internal Audit Annual Report 2020-2021.
The Committee were advised that due to Covid-19, the Internal Audit Annual Report 2020-2021 would continue to be reviewed and that members would be updated.
The Audit Services had recruited two apprentices under the National Apprenticeship Programme, to study towards obtaining the Chartered Institute of Internal Audit qualification. Yoo Recruit was in the process of recruiting for an officer backfill post at the WMPF on a temporary basis.
Online surveys were circulated to Employees at random for feedback on the professional conversations. The feedback results found that 55% of Employees had completed professional conversations and 45% had not.
The Committee were advised that the issue was flagged with the Head of Procurement to review. The low uptake did not affect the Councils level of assurance and SEB would aim to push the professional conversations and transition into a new framework.
The Committee were advised that the Head of Audit would work with the Audit Team to collate data on service areas to assess which was least compliant.
Following a query regarding the Councils supplier, The Head of Audit advised that further details would be provided to Councillor Jonathan Yardley.
That it be agreed that further details regarding the Councils supplier would be provided to Councillor Jonathan Yardley.