Departmental Legal Services Unit
Natural Resources Canada
April 2010

APPENDIX B – METHODOLOGY

The criteria for the audit were based on:

  • the TBS 2003 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 NRCan LSU;
  • interviews and focus groups with management, lawyers, and staff of the NRCan LSU and with management within the Department of Justice Business and Regulatory Law Portfolio;
  • requests for information from other sectors in the Department of Justice (e.g. Human Resources and Professional Development Directorate);
  • telephone interviews with client and Department of Justice regional representatives.
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