Assessing Internal Controls in Performance Audits

Gao ID: OP-4.1.4 September 1, 1990

GAO presented a guide to assist its staff in evaluating internal controls related to performance audits. The guide focuses on: (1) how to evaluate internal control requirements; (2) how to determine overall risk exposure; (3) how to determine effectiveness of internal control systems; and (4) a case study of the Stafford Student Loan Program to illustrate internal control assessment.

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