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Assurance Report: Processes to Promote and Make Documentary Heritage Available

Appendix B: - Risk Ranking of Recommendations

The following table presents the recommendations and assigns risk rankings of high, medium or low. Risk rankings were determined based on the relative priorities of the recommendations and the extent to which the recommendations indicate non-compliance with the Library and Archives of Canada Act and the Treasury Board secretariat of Canada policies.

Recommendations Priority Level

1. The Resource Discovery Sector should complete the development of its global access strategy designed to respect the intent of the LAC legislation and to meet the current and future needs of Canadians. This strategy should be supported by an appropriate governance structure and by an Implementation Plan that will clearly set accountabilities and timeframe.

High

2. The Resource Discovery Sector should finalize and approve its organizational structure to reflect the access strategy under development and implement an integrated planning process to ensure that responsibility for results is clearly assigned and to promote accountability.

High

3. The Resource Discovery Sector should develop new instruments to identify the needs and interests of the current and future Canadian population.

Medium

4. The Resource Discovery Sector should integrate the results of client surveys and consultation processes into the planning process.

Medium

5. The Resource Discovery Sector should adopt and implement a formal and consistent risk management approach. This approach should seek the involvement of other corporate sectors when warranted.

Medium

6. The Resource Discovery Sector should develop internal controls commensurate with identified strategic and operational risks and monitor results. Priority should be given to the development and implementation of policies and procedures.

Medium

7. The Resource Discovery Sector should integrate the use of quality assurance mechanisms within its sector to monitor the application of policies and standards and ensure early detection of significant issues.

Low

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