The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) is pleased to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce in 2011. The OAG is the independent auditor of all public sector entities in the Cayman Islands with a staff of 20. In addition to auditing the financial results of core government, statutory authorities and government companies, the OAG also does performance audits of those organizations and reports the results to the Legislative Assembly and Public Accounts Committee.
New Website: Auditor General, Alastair Swarbrick, is pleased to announce the launch of the Office’s new website at the beginning of October 2011. The site provides information about the mandate and work of the OAG and is much easier to navigate than the old site. Mr. Swarbrick is excited that his own staff will be maintaining the site allowing for the information to be more current and relevant for anyone needing information about the Office’s work.
Deputy Auditor General Garnet Harrison, who has spearheaded the work, stated that there is a lot of information on the new website previously unavailable to the public except through Freedom of Information requests. As he is the official responsible for Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, Mr. Harrison believes the new site will ensure the key provisions of the FOI Law will be met more efficiently and believes it will be good practice for other ministries and portfolios to follow in the future. For example, the Office has made public the following information:
- Management team salaries
- Key payments and contracts
- Employee travel expenses
- Register of interests for Key
- Hospitality received and given
In addition, visitors to the website will be able to find copies of the Office’s press releases and audit reports dating back to 1995 and a “Quick Guide to the Office.”
In an effort to provide useful information to other officials in the Cayman Islands Government, the website will have information about good practices for the management of the public sector as well as links to other websites that provide information that could assist public sector managers.
Strategic Plan made public: Mr. Swarbrick is also pleased to announce that the Office’s recently completed Strategic Plan is now available on the website. “Since being appointed Auditor General in July 2010, I have spent a lot of time talking to Government officials and the public to understand how my Office can provide the government with an effective independent public audit function. I believe the Strategic Plan captures the essence of this effort and will be a good base for how we want to go forward in the future.”
Open House: Public sector employees and the public are invited to meet the Auditor General and have a “tour” of the new website at an open house to be held on November 2, 2011 at the OAG.
For more information
Call Martin Ruben at 244-3206.
A: 3rd Floor, Anderson Square
64 Shedden Road