What to expect during an audit?
The Audit Process
Because agency staff are a primary source of information, their cooperation is essential during key stages of our audit process.
We continue collecting and examining information relevant to the audit. This involves analyses of documents and data, and further interviews and observations. We meet with the agency to discuss our preliminary audit findings.
To ensure that an accurate audit report is released in a timely manner, we expect you to inform your staff about the audit and set the tone for them:
Attend and participate in requested meetings and conferences. Full and complete disclosure of information speeds the audit process and helps us produce an accurate and useful report.
Provide on-site workspace for our staff as required
Respond to information requests in a timely manner.
Provide comments on the draft report by the established deadline.
Protect the confidentiality of information included in draft reports, as they are not yet final and available to the public.