After discussions with the hiring manager, we send a copy of the preliminary report to the deputy minister. The deputy minister or their staff, at that point, have the opportunity to provide more evidence about the hiring process that may impact the final result.:  

  • We consider any addition information received  
  • Amend the audit report where appropriate 
  • Send the final audit report to the deputy minister 

Audit finding are intended to be learning opportunity for those making hiring decisions and are not meant to be punitive. 


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.