Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 1720-001

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Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Audit Follow-up and Management Decision

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

This regulation establishes the policy, definitions, responsibilities, and procedures for audit follow-up in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The regulation mainly concerns actions required once an Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit report is issued and management decision has been reached between OIG and USDA concerning the corrective action(s) taken or to be taken to fulfill the intent of the audit’s recommendation(s). The procedures to be performed within USDA to achieve management decision and final action are provided in Appendices A and B, respectively.

2. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS/CANCELLATION

Agency and staff office heads are responsible for informing their employees of the provisions of this regulation.

This regulation is effective immediately and supersedes Departmental Regulation (DR) 1720-1, Audit Follow-up, Management Decisions dated April 22, 2002.

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