Issue - meetings
Internal control working group update
To update the committee on the progress of the internal control working group.
The chief finance and S151 introduced the internal control working group update and provided an update on the HR investigation.
It was noted that the HR report had been received by the chief executive who was looking at the responses to the recommendations. It was not intended to make the report public as it concentrated on why people acted the way they did which would be difficult to release, but there would be lessons learnt. The chief executive would be attending the meeting on 24 January so the committee would be able to ask him questions about the report. It was noted the public would want to more detail on the investigation.
It was noted that more detailed improvements had been identified and that the committee should see more substantial changes. There would be a corporate peer review which may also have recommendations which would need consideration and there would also be a re-audit of the Blue School House recommendations.
It was confirmed that the officer internal control improvement board did have senior representatives from all directorates and that the issues were being considered very seriously.
That the report be noted.