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  • Report on Government Financial Accountability for the 1997/98 Fiscal Year - Part 2 | Auditor General of British Columbia
    Government Financial Accountability for the 1997 98 Fiscal Year Part 2 Date June 1 1999 Part two of an annual report to inform legislators and the public about the Auditor General s opinion on government s Summary Financial Statements Report report government financial accountability 199798 fiscal year pdf Find a publication Keywords Start date Year Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 End date Year Year 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 Subject Any Annual Reports Education Environment Natural Resources Finance Follow up Reports Forestry Governance Accountability Health Information Technology Justice Public Safety Knowledge Management Miscellaneous Procurement Social Services Transportation Publications Resource Centre Quick Links What is a financial audit What is a performance audit Subscribe to alerts Notify me of new reports Notify me of new job

    Original URL path: http://www.bcauditor.com/pubs/1999/report2/report-government-financial-accountability-199798-fiscal- (2016-02-12)
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  • Step 2 - Decide if public participation should be used. | Auditor General of British Columbia
    for situations when participation is voluntary it can still be used as a guide alongside the required steps if you are dealing with mandated or court ordered participation The following are four examples of situations where public participation is voluntary but recommended 1 There is potential for the public to be significantly affected Citizens and organizations should be consulted if a government decision will considerably affect them Research shows Canadians increasingly expect to be consulted on decisions that impact them 2 Government has made a previous commitment to openness and transparency on the issue When the government has made a public promise to use its decision making powers openly and to involve interested and affected parties before making its decision 3 Unknown public perceptions and other information gaps exist When information about the perceptions and values of citizens and organizations is required prior to making a decision 4 Controversy around the issue or decision exists For decisions involving controversy of sufficient magnitude or where it is sufficiently valuable to engage in public participation Step 1 Determine who the decision maker is what the pending decision is and who will be affected up Gauging the Level of Involvement Printer friendly version Public Participation Principles and Best Practices for British Columbia Where Can Organizations Start in Defining Their Approach to Public Participation Should I Be Using Public Participation Step 1 Determine who the decision maker is what the pending decision is and who will be affected Step 2 Decide if public participation should be used Gauging the Level of Involvement Step 3 Determine the issues related to the decision for each of the affected parties Step 4 Determine the level of public participation that the decision maker needs and what to consult on Step 5 Determine the public participation methods best suited

    Original URL path: http://www.bcauditor.com/online/pubs/394/398 (2016-02-12)
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  • Step 3 - Determine the issues related to the decision for each of the affected parties. | Auditor General of British Columbia
    relating to the decision are viewed by the decision maker and the public and stakeholder groups Understanding the history of issues relating to a particular decision from the perspective of both the decision maker and interested or affected parties is paramount One way to determine how each of the affected or interested parties view issues relating to the pending decision is to ask them using any of a range of methods including for example interviews focus groups and surveys Gauging the Level of Involvement up Step 4 Determine the level of public participation that the decision maker needs and what to consult on Printer friendly version Public Participation Principles and Best Practices for British Columbia Where Can Organizations Start in Defining Their Approach to Public Participation Should I Be Using Public Participation Step 1 Determine who the decision maker is what the pending decision is and who will be affected Step 2 Decide if public participation should be used Gauging the Level of Involvement Step 3 Determine the issues related to the decision for each of the affected parties Step 4 Determine the level of public participation that the decision maker needs and what to consult on Step 5 Determine

    Original URL path: http://www.bcauditor.com/online/pubs/394/400 (2016-02-12)
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  • Step 4 - Determine the level of public participation that the decision-maker needs and what to consult on. | Auditor General of British Columbia
    participation requirements of the decision maker The decision making organization must confirm the type and amount of information needed to support decision making and the form that information must take in order to be credible and of use in influencing decision making This process involves three stages Determine the level of participation Share the objective of the public participation Publicize the commitment level Step 3 Determine the issues related to the decision for each of the affected parties up Step 5 Determine the public participation methods best suited to the needs of participants Printer friendly version Public Participation Principles and Best Practices for British Columbia Where Can Organizations Start in Defining Their Approach to Public Participation Should I Be Using Public Participation Step 1 Determine who the decision maker is what the pending decision is and who will be affected Step 2 Decide if public participation should be used Gauging the Level of Involvement Step 3 Determine the issues related to the decision for each of the affected parties Step 4 Determine the level of public participation that the decision maker needs and what to consult on Step 5 Determine the public participation methods best suited to the needs of

    Original URL path: http://www.bcauditor.com/online/pubs/394/401 (2016-02-12)
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  • Step 5 - Determine the public participation methods best suited to the needs of participants. | Auditor General of British Columbia
    to create an environment that allows for meaningful dialogue Such environments are created by designing participation processes that meet the needs of those involved Matters to consider include What are the social and cultural considerations for those participating Are there issues of timing for those participating What opportunities or limitations exist for the use of technology Step 4 Determine the level of public participation that the decision maker needs and what to consult on up Step 6 Determine how public participation is to support and link to the decision Printer friendly version Public Participation Principles and Best Practices for British Columbia Where Can Organizations Start in Defining Their Approach to Public Participation Should I Be Using Public Participation Step 1 Determine who the decision maker is what the pending decision is and who will be affected Step 2 Decide if public participation should be used Gauging the Level of Involvement Step 3 Determine the issues related to the decision for each of the affected parties Step 4 Determine the level of public participation that the decision maker needs and what to consult on Step 5 Determine the public participation methods best suited to the needs of participants Step 6 Determine

    Original URL path: http://www.bcauditor.com/online/pubs/394/402 (2016-02-12)
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  • Step 6 - Determine how public participation is to support and link to the decision. | Auditor General of British Columbia
    flow to maintain dialogue to the level promised is a significant challenge A decision maker needs to consider the milestones or key decision points of the project the objectives to be achieved for each milestone and the process of participating with the public The following table illustrates the links between the steps of a generic decision making process the public participation objective for each and possible tools to support each milestone Steps in Decision Making Process Objectives of Participation Examples of Participation Tools Identify the problem and decision needed To understand background and decision to be made Press release website announcement Undertake research To receive information about issues to be addressed Issue paper presentation Establish decision parameters performance objectives To understand decision parameters and performance objectives Open house public meeting Develop options To discuss issues and concerns about contribute to potential solutions Workshops online forums Evaluate options To receive feedback on options Survey telephone interviews Decide To communicate decision and how participation inputs were used Letter website announcement Source International Association of Public Participation Step 5 Determine the public participation methods best suited to the needs of participants up Step 7 Determine how the results are to be used Printer friendly version Public Participation Principles and Best Practices for British Columbia Where Can Organizations Start in Defining Their Approach to Public Participation Should I Be Using Public Participation Step 1 Determine who the decision maker is what the pending decision is and who will be affected Step 2 Decide if public participation should be used Gauging the Level of Involvement Step 3 Determine the issues related to the decision for each of the affected parties Step 4 Determine the level of public participation that the decision maker needs and what to consult on Step 5 Determine the public participation methods

    Original URL path: http://www.bcauditor.com/online/pubs/394/403 (2016-02-12)
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  • Step 7 - Determine how the results are to be used. | Auditor General of British Columbia
    consider public input and the public will know they have been heard Communicating the impact of participation to stakeholder groups and the public is one of the greatest weaknesses in public participation processes It is important to manage expectations throughout the public participation process in two ways by explaining what opportunities exist to influence the decision maker and how the public participation will affect and has affected the final decision Confirming that participants were heard and their views were considered is the most effective approach to minimizing public resistance to government decision making With a greater degree of public acceptance comes a higher likelihood that the decision will be successful Step 6 Determine how public participation is to support and link to the decision up Further Information Printer friendly version Public Participation Principles and Best Practices for British Columbia Where Can Organizations Start in Defining Their Approach to Public Participation Should I Be Using Public Participation Step 1 Determine who the decision maker is what the pending decision is and who will be affected Step 2 Decide if public participation should be used Gauging the Level of Involvement Step 3 Determine the issues related to the decision for each of

    Original URL path: http://www.bcauditor.com/online/pubs/394/404 (2016-02-12)
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  • Gauging the Level of Involvement | Auditor General of British Columbia
    of the Public Participation Inform Listen OBJECTIVE To provide balanced and objective information to support understanding by the public To obtain feedback on analysis alternatives and or decisions Publicize the Commitment Level Inform Listen COMMITMENT To Inform the public To listen to and acknowledge the public s concerns Determine the Level of Participation Share the Objective of the Public Participation Discuss Engage OBJECTIVE To work with the public to ensure that concerns and aspirations are understood and considered To facilitate discussions and agreements between public parties to identify common ground for action and solutions Publicize the Commitment Level Discuss Engage COMMITMENT To work with the public to exchange information ideas and concerns To seek advice and innovations from and amongst various public parties Determine the Level of Participation Share the Objective of the Public Participation Partner OBJECTIVE To create governance structures to delegate decisionmaking and or work directly with the public Publicize the Commitment Level Partner COMMITMENT To work with the public to implement agreed upon decisions Source Adapted from Health Canada and International Association of Public Participation Step 2 Decide if public participation should be used up Step 3 Determine the issues related to the decision for each of the affected parties Printer friendly version Public Participation Principles and Best Practices for British Columbia Where Can Organizations Start in Defining Their Approach to Public Participation Should I Be Using Public Participation Step 1 Determine who the decision maker is what the pending decision is and who will be affected Step 2 Decide if public participation should be used Gauging the Level of Involvement Step 3 Determine the issues related to the decision for each of the affected parties Step 4 Determine the level of public participation that the decision maker needs and what to consult on Step 5 Determine

    Original URL path: http://www.bcauditor.com/online/pubs/394/399 (2016-02-12)
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