Review of the Government Printing Office's Internal Audit Program

LCD-77-444: Published: Nov 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1977.

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The Government Printing Office's (GPO) internal audit program could be improved by: assuring that the audit planning process is performed with a minimum of influence from the GPO operational management, establishing criteria for accepting special projects, and coordinating plans with the Data Systems Service Management Review Group.

The Director of Audits has recently developed a plan which matches resources with audit plans and uses a priority system. Although the Office of Audits (OA) had previously conducted report followups, no formal system had been established, and followups had not recently been performed. A formal followup system has been instituted, but special projects requested by various management officials have reduced OA ability to meet its responsibility for making full-scope audits.

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