It appears that these schemes understand the value of internal audits. Ironically, the very schemes that mandate internal audits (self-audits) because of their value are the same schemes that view such audits with the greatest suspicion. These facts immediately expose two things that happen with audits conducted under the schemes: 1. The schemes do not trust the people conducting the audits but accept them anyway. 2 Scheme auditors may have observed and reported instances where the individuals auditing their own work have glossed over things but proceeded to issued “pass” grades anyway. Neither of these is acceptable.
The distrust-but-accept and the gloss-over tendencies under scheme auditing must be addressed. The SSQA Concept provides a clear and effective solution, and, I believe, it is the only concept that provides such a solution.
Posted By Felix Amiri