5. OVERALL OBSERVATIONS – COMPLIANCE WITH KEY LEGISLATION AND RELATED POLICIES
There is compliance with the requirements of the Official Languages Act and the Contracting Policy.
Portfolio Office staff are bilingual, and meetings are held in both English and French. Correspondence sent from the Portfolio Offices to their LSUs is consistently in both official languages. Performance appraisals for Portfolio Office staff are completed in the employee’s language of choice.
Acquisitions in Portfolio Offices are made via standing offers whenever possible. We reviewed a sample of transactions in each of the Portfolio Offices. All were compliant with the Contracting Policy.
It is the opinion of the audit team that there is compliance with the key government legislative and central agency policy requirements concerning official languages and contracting.
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