CIGIE Workshop: 2018 Revision to Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book)

May 10, 2019 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Madison Auditorium

Workshop Information

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will understand how the 2018 Government Auditing Standards differ from those issued in 2011 and how such updates impact their audit work starting on July 1, 2019.

Program Description

The workshop provides an overview of Government Auditing Standards, 2018 Revision (Yellow Book) and highlights the key updates from the 2011 Version. Knowledge of the revised standards is crucial to all OIG audit staff in conducting their oversight work. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issues the standards and experienced GAO staff will deliver the content with time allotted for discussion and questions.

Recommended Attendees

This overview- level workshop is designed for all CIGIE member OIG staff (regardless of grade level) who conduct work in accordance with Government Auditing Standards.

CPE: 3.5 Auditing (Governmental)

Prerequisites: None

Cost: None

Advanced Preparation Requirements: None

Event Details

CIGIE Workshop: 2018 Revision to Government Auditing Standards

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Madison Building Auditorium (lower level)
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Speaker Bios/Slides

  • Dr. Brett Baker - Bio
  • Beth A. Hoffman León - Bio
  • Rebecca Riklin - Bio | Slides
  • Hannibal "Mike" Ware - Bio

Reference Materials


Please be sure to correctly register for either in person or remote participation, not both. The registrations will be monitored. Registration will close when full or noon on May 8, whichever occurs first. You must register in advance to participate.

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