Where the audit finding is merit not applied, we send a copy of the preliminary report to the deputy minister. The deputy minister or their staff, at that point, may be able to give more evidence about the hiring process that may impact the final result. Once we receive this information:  

  • we consider it,  
  • amend the report where appropriate, and  
  • sent the final audit report to the deputy minister. 

Where the audit finding is either merit or merit with exception, we only send the final audit report to the respective deputy ministers. 


If your deputy minister has given you a copy of the report and you do not understand the results, you can contact our Office for an explanation.