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How does the CIA investigate OIC?

Kirkwall West and Orphir Councillor Leslie Manson.

Who can veto internal audits at Orkney Islands Council (OIC)? This was the question put to council officials, as elected members sought clarity over the independence of the chief internal auditor (CIA).

During the first meeting of the new council’s monitoring and audit committee, Councillor Leslie Manson repeatedly asked for clarity on the ability of senior staff at OIC to approve or shutdown an audit of the local authority.

He was told that nobody has the power to prevent the CIA from carrying out an audit.

For the full story, see this week’s edition of The Orcadian.