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Records management compliance audit

A records management compliance audit of NSW Government agencies and State Owned Corporations was conducted by the Audit Office of NSW in 2001-2002.

Report on Compliance Review on Aspects of the State Records Act 1998

The report on the compliance audit was tabled in the NSW Parliament on 12 December 2002. The report is available from the Audit Office of New South Wales.

Assessments of individual agencies compliance with aspects of the State Records Act 1998 are contained in the Auditor General's Report to Parliament for 2002 Volume Five, the Auditor General's Report to Parliament for 2002 Volume Six, and the Auditor General's Report to Parliament for 2003 Volume One.

Who was audited?

NSW Government agencies and State Owned Corporations which are listed in the schedules of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983.

What was audited?

The compliance audit ascertained whether public offices had established records management programs in accordance with the Standard on Records Management Programs and had implemented policies, procedures and systems to manage electronic mail in accordance with the first principle of the Standard on recordkeeping in the electronic business environment (now superseded by the Standard on digital recordkeeping).

The audit examined a public office's assertions by scrutinising documentation and interviewing relevant staff. The audit also confirmed the accuracy of information gathered through the annual records management survey (see Past survey reports).

Audit Program Guideline

The Audit Program Guideline (PDF, 211kb) brings together all the minimum compliance requirements, documentation requirements and procedures that served as the basis of the audit.