Audit of the Justice Canada Emergency Management Program and the Business Continuity Planning Program
May 03, 2013

Appendix J - Risk Assessment Guidelines

AssessmentTable note * Significance Level and Impact
High

Immediate Management Attention Required

IMPACT:

Weaknesses exist that could impact the Department’s financial statements, reputation and/or the Department’s goals or objectives.

Weaknesses could impact the Department’s efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

Risk to the Department is significant.

Medium

Monitoring and Mitigation Required

IMPACT:

Weaknesses exist that could impact the entity’s financial records, the entity’s reputation, the entity’s goals or objectives or the efficiency and effectiveness of the entity’s operations.

Risk to the Department is moderate.

Low

Improvement Required

IMPACT:

Opportunities are identified that could enhance operations by improving efficiency, effectiveness or control.

Risk to the Department is low.

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