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Office of Audits: Management Services

We are striving to produce audits with greater value to GSA and to get them in management's hands sooner. Innovative efforts to reach that goal include application of the team concept to audits and development of more sharply defined audit objectives. The types of audits we normally perform on GSA programs or functions include:

Program Reviews - broad based reviews of GSA operations, programs, or activities. They assess how well the program is meeting legislative, Agency, and customer expectations and if the program is operating in a cost-responsible manner. These reviews also look at whether the program could be accomplished in a better way.

Information Systems Reviews - complex audits of information technology systems and applications, including computer hardware and software and automated data processing activities. They evaluate whether these systems assist the Agency in meeting customer needs, allow management to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and meet all user requirements.

Management Control Reviews - evaluations of the existing system of management controls. They assess whether these controls can reasonably ensure that program assets will be adequately safeguarded, efficiently used, and appropriately monitored, and that expected outcomes will be achieved.

Regulatory Reviews - reviews mandated by law or regulation. They include such reviews as the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act, GSA's consolidated financial statements, performance measures, etc.

Compliance Reviews - This office has historically performed these reviews that are traditional and recurring in nature. Preventative audits (such as reviews of post-award leases, property management centers, and fleet management centers) are designed to evaluate conformance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies while providing safeguards against fraudulent activities