To ensure compliance, a Records Management program will undergo periodic audits. Sometimes the audits will be internal and other times they will be external.
For internal audits, a best practice is either to perform frequent limited-scope audits or to conduct periodic full audits that examine all aspects of the system. The more routine and commonplace the practice of conducting internal audits become for your organization, the easier it will be when it becomes necessary to go through an external audit.
The reasons for conducting an audit include the following: