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The Audit Unit of the Office of the Inspector General conducts and coordinates audits and other reports of the programs, operations, and activities of the National Archives and Records Administration. 

Audits examine: 

  • the management and financial operations of the agency, including its field offices 
  • the economy and efficiency with which agency operations are managed and the program results achieved 
  • program effectiveness 
  • compliance with laws, regulations, and internal policies in carrying out programs 

The overall objective of an audit is to recommend improvements in the management and conduct of NARA’s programs and activities. 

Government Auditing Standards  

Audits are conducted in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards, including the Government Auditing Standards [U. S. Government Accountability Office Yellow Book].  

Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation  

Inspections and evaluations are conducted in accordance with Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Quality Standards for Inspection and Evaluation (Blue Book).