A public sector organisation required assurance that they were compliant with the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies and other relevant guidelines, codes and legislation.
This review focused on assessing the client’s compliance with corporate governance requirements for the Irish public sector.
- We performed a detailed review of the organisation’s compliance with the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies.
- We evaluated the risk management policies and procedures framework and compared them with best practices.
- An assessment of the corporate governance policies was performed to ensure that they met best practices. Specifically, the Code of Business Conduct, Client Charter and Internal Audit Charter were reviewed.
- Through interviews and questionnaires we established whether the organisation was in compliance with the following Irish legislation:
- Freedom of Information Act 1997 and 2003
- Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2003
- Prompt Payments Act 1997
- Health and Safety Act 1989
- Tax clearance procedures
- We noted a conflict of interest.
- The organisation failed to meet all Health and Safety regulations.
- Inappropriate behaviour or indications of commitments by an individual interacting with clients.
- The organisation was party to copyright infringement.