DEPARTMENTAL LEGAL SERVICES UNIT
Treasury Board Portfolio
May 2010

APPENDIX B – METHODOLOGY

The criteria for the audit were based on:

  • the TBS Management Accountability Framework;
  • the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Guidance on Control;
  • other TBS guidance on auditing management frameworks;

Information for this audit was obtained employing the following methods:

  • a review of relevant documentation concerning the operations of the TBP LSU;
  • interviews and focus groups with management, lawyers, and staff of the TBP LSU and with management within the Department of Justice Central Agencies Portfolio;
  • requests for information from others in the Department of Justice (i.e. other DLSUs, HQ specialized law groups (e.g. Constitutional and Administrative Law Section, the Information Law and Privacy Section) and the Human Resources and Professional Development Directorate;
  • telephone interviews with client and Department of Justice representatives.
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