Appendix 3: Estimated timing for the completion of our 2024/25 work programme

Annual plan 2024/25.

Strengthening our core assurance role

Ongoing work:

  • Ensuring the completion of quality and timely audits of schools (working with central government).
  • Climate reporting assurance (working with local and central government).
  • Audit New Zealand Practice Improvement programme.
Initiative Working with Product Expected completion in 2024/25 To be completed in 2025/26
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Planned work: Observations from our central government audits (including the Controller function and the Government's financial statements) Central government Sector report
Planned work: Insights into local government: 2023 audits Local government Sector report
Planned work: Insights into local government: 2024 audits Local government Sector report
Planned work: Results of the 2023 school audits Central government Sector report
Planned work: Results of the 2023 audits of tertiary education institutions Central government Other
Planned work: Licensing trusts Other Other
Planned work: Crown Research Institutes Central government Other
Planned work: The energy sector Other Sector report
Planned work: Health regulatory agencies Central government Other
Planned work: Half-year Controller update Central government Report

Note: In the “Product” column, “other” could include a letter, article, good practice guide, or research report.

Increasing our impact with public organisations

Ongoing work:

  • Influencing improved performance reporting (working with local and central government).
  • Advice and support to Parliament and select committees (annual reviews and Estimates briefings, working with central government).
Initiative Working with Product Expected completion in 2024/25 To be completed in 2025/26
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Planned work: Our observations from auditing the New Zealand Health Plan Central government Other
Planned work: Systems and processes for measuring and reporting
performance against the Government targets for the justice sector
Central government Performance audit
Planned work: Principles and approaches to the assessment of value for money Local and central government, other Report
Planned work: Strategic finance – how well set up are public organisations to plan for and deliver value for money? Local and central government Performance audit
Planned work: Reporting on long-term plan audits Local government Sector report
Work under way: ClimateScanner Central government Other
Work under way: Climate change and local government Local government Performance audit
Work under way: Examining the effectiveness of government arrangements to
address child poverty
Central government Performance audit
Planned work: Infrastructure resilience Central government Performance audit
Planned work: Addressing housing deprivation Central government Performance audit
Planned work: Assessing progress in reducing waiting lists for planned care Central government Performance audit
Planned work: Diversion and early interventions with youth across the justice
sector
Central government Performance audit
Work under way: Understanding and addressing educational disparities Central government Performance audit
Planned work: Establishing a culture of integrity TBC Performance audit
Planned work: Operation Respect second performance audit Central government Performance audit
Work under way: Guidance on measuring and monitoring integrity Local and central government Other
Planned work: Ministerial conflicts of interest – how they are being identified
and managed
Central government Report
Work under way: Accountability in partnerships between public organisations
and communities
Local and central government Report
Work under way: Immigration New Zealand – skilled residence visas Central government Performance audit
Work under way: Cyber security maturity and preparedness Central government Performance audit
Planned work: Auckland Council review of service performance Local government Report
Planned work: What is the state of reporting on equity? TBC Report
Follow-up on performance audit: Auckland Council: Preparedness for
responding to an emergency
Local government Other
Follow-up on performance audit: How well public organisations are supporting Whānau Ora and whānau-centred approaches Central government Other
Follow-up on performance audit: Meeting the needs of people affected by family violence and sexual violence Central government Other
Follow-up on performance audit: Leading New Zealand’s approach to housing and urban development Central government Other

Note: In the “Product” column, “other” could include a letter, article, good practice guide, or research report.

Enhancing our impact in te ao Māori

Initiative Working with Product Expected completion in 2024/25 To be completed in 2025/26
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Planned work: Accountability framework for Te Wānanga o Raukawa Other Other
Work under way: Integrating Māori perspectives of integrity Local and central government Other
Work under way: How well prepared are public organisations to meet Treaty
settlement commitments?
Local and central government, other Performance audit
Planned work: Responding to the Public Service Act 2020 Central government Performance audit

Note: In the “Product” column, “other” could include a letter, article, good practice guide, or research report.

Building on our reputation as a source of trusted information

Ongoing work:

  • Enhancing the Office’s website.
  • Connecting through events (working with local and central government, other).
  • Amplifying our reports (working with local and central government, other).

Our international work

Ongoing work:

  • Supporting integrity in the Pacific region (working with other).