The Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General has successfully passed a rigorous peer review on its system of quality control. A system of quality control encompasses the department's organizational structure and the policies and procedures established to provide it with reasonable assurance of conforming to government auditing standards, issued by the comptroller general of the United States.
The most recent peer review report, issued September 18, 2015, gave the department a review rating of Pass — the highest level of assurance that an external peer review team can provide related to the department’s system of quality control. In their report, the reviewers concluded that the department was in compliance with the quality control policies and procedures for financial audits, attestation engagements and performance audits in accordance with government auditing standards.
The peer review was conducted under the auspices of the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) in conjunction with the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT).
The next external peer review will be in 2018. The reviews are required by government auditing standards to be conducted every three years.