Agenda and minutes

Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee (Open)
Thursday 30 November 2017 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

AAR105/17

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

AAR106/17

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Alderman Thompson and Councillor Carlin.

 

AAR107/17

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

AAR108/17

Deputations

Minutes:

There were no deputations.

AAR109/17

Chairperson's Business

Minutes:

There was no Chairperson’s Business.

AAR110/17

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Thursday 9th November 2017 pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on 9 November 2017 (AAR94/17 – AAR104/17) were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson.

AAR111/17

Matters Arising

Minutes:

Alderman Mc Clintock referred to page 3 of the previous minutes.  She indicated that she had since received a response to her query.  It was confirmed to her that Council did use local government guidelines for selection and recruitment policies and she was assured they were robust in nature.  Alderman  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR111/17

AAR112/17

Internal Audit Reports pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Internal Audit Manager presented the above report.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the Internal Audit work carried out within Derry City and Strabane District Council in the period October 2017 to November 2017.

Councillor Gallagher thanked the Internal Audit Manager for the report.  He  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR112/17

AAR113/17

Internal Audit Plan Update pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Internal Audit Manager presented the above report.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of the current position on the implementation of the Internal Audit Plan for 2017-2018.

 

Councillor Duffy expressed her appreciation of the Internal Audit Section.  She stated that she felt the volume of work  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR113/17

AAR114/17

Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee Member Training pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on recent training provided and seek a recommendation from Members to enable Officers to organise relevant training for Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee Members  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR114/17

AAR115/17

NIAO Managing the Risk of Bribery and Corruption pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of the new NIAO good practice guide for the public sector on managing the risk of bribery and corruption.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR115/17

AAR116/17

Waste Management pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report.  The purpose of this report was to provide Members with a copy of the Waste and Environmental Management Risk Register and to remind Members of the report ER42/17 which was presented to and discussed by the Environment & Regeneration Committee in February 2017.  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR116/17

AAR117/17

Performance Improvement pdf icon PDF 23 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report.  The purpose of this report was to update Members in relation to the Council’s Performance Improvement responsibilities. 

                       

The Committee

                       

Recommended       that Members note the contents of the report.

 

 

AAR118/17

NIAO Review pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report.   The purpose of the report was to update Members in relation to the Northern Ireland Audit Office’s (NIAO) review of issues raised with them by a waste management contractor in May 2016. The Lead Assurance Officer asked the Committee to note that  ...  view the full minutes text for item AAR118/17