IEEE Region 3 Operational Audit Information

The Operational Audit Committee (OAC) shall determine administrative and management effectiveness by performing operational reviews of other Region 3 Committees.


  1. The OAC Chair shall be a member.
  2. Four other individuals shall be members. It is suggested that these individuals have experience as Section Chairs, Region 3 Committee Chairs, or Region 3 Officers.
  3. No member of the OAC shall be a member of the committee(s) being reviewed.


The Operational Audit Committee shall:

  1. Conduct an operational audit of one or two standing committees each year as designated by the Delegate/Director as described in Section II, Policies and Procedures: Periodic Review of Region Standing Committees.
    1. The period of time to be considered in the review is the past four to six years.
    2. The OAC shall delve into the effectiveness, contributions, policies, procedures, actions, composition, budget considerations, and other related aspects of the committee being reviewed.
    3. The OAC shall provide a written report to the Delegate/Director giving the results of the operational audit of each committee.
  2. Conduct an operational audit of another Region 3 entity as designated by the Delegate/Director on an “as required” basis.


The calendar for the high-level activities of the Operational Audit Committee is online (even year) and (odd year). The committee will generally create a more detailed calendar for internal use. The recent committees and functions audited and the tentative schedule for future audits is maintained online.

Review Criteria

Sufficient review criteria flexibility is allowed during the review process to permit focusing on the Charter of the Standing Committee being reviewed. This is discussed further in the general comments on Standing Committees above.

Final Report:

The final audit report that is delivered to the Delegate/Director will contain recommendations for the committee being audited. Each recommendation will be action-oriented and restricted to one issue. The committee being audited will prepare a response to the review, addressing each recommendation and indicating acceptance, modification, rejection, or need for guidance from the Region 3 Delegate/Director. The report and response will be archived for at least ten years.