Effectiveness of the recommendations

Objective of the assessment

The main question in the assessment was what impacts the recommendations issued by the Audit Committee in the assessment report for 2017 have had. The assessment report for 2017 addressed 15 areas of assessment and issued 45 recommendations.

Conclusions

Almost all (96 per cent) of the recommendations issued by the Audit Committee in the assessment report for 2017 were such that the City divisions had taken the recommended measures either in part or in full. Positive impacts were identified in almost half of the recommendations. The assessment report for 2017 included two recommendations for the assessment area ‘ownership steering of Helsingin kaupungin asunnot Oy’ that have not been realised. This is because the City Board and City Executive Office did not consider the recommendations issued by the Audit Committee to be appropriate. In the Audit Committee’s view, the dual role of elected representatives and office holders who belong to the Helsinki Group’s administration continues to be problematic.

The Audit Committee concludes that
  • for the clarity of ownership steering, it would be better if the members of the City Board or its City Group Divi­sion and the mayor, deputy mayors and office holders who are involved in the administration of the Helsin­ki Group did not participate in the administration of subsidiary commu­nities.

the City Executive Office must

  • prepare an update to the corporate governance principles, so that they take stricter regulation of disqualifi­cation into account.

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