Audits

The Research Quality Assurance Unit (RQAU) acts as a liaison with auditors in handling all audit requests for information and facilitating the coordination of the actual audit.  During the audit process, the RQAU staff are available to answer any questions the auditors may have.  The staff will communicate audit status to all key areas involved in the particular audit. 

The RQAU will develop a corrective action response to any audit findings or weaknesses.

Work closely with the Sponsored Program Services support area and the Business Systems Support Group representatives to ensure reports are developed or updated as needed to assist in minimizing compliance and audit risks.

Examples of audits are:

  • A-133 (Audit of compliance with requirements applicable to each major program and internal control in accordance with OMB Circular A-133)
  • Audits being conducted by Internal Audit related to Sponsored Programs
  • Sponsor closing audits on specific projects.  This includes any federal, state, foreign sponsor, industrial or foundation.
  • Sponsor audits of certain criteria.  Examples include:
    • Government-owned equipment on a specific project
    • Mid project audit of expenses

If the SPS Post-Award area or the Ag Field Office are notified of an External Audit, they should follow the Guide for Response to External Audits.

 

 

Integrity

Regulatory

Contact Information

Voichita M. Dadarlat, Ph.D.
Phone: (765) 496-1763
E-mail: voichi@purdue.edu

Sherri Neibert
Phone: (765) 494-6840