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Operations Oversight Questionnaire for VA Affiliated Nonprofit Research and Education Corporations (NPCs)


This Operations Oversight Questionnaire is designed to be thought-provoking and helpful to the VA affiliated Nonprofit Research and Education Corporations (NPCs). Its primary objective is help the NPCs improve their operations so that there is a better likelihood that they will be self-sustaining and able to support VA research and education effectively for many years to come.

This questionnaire can be used in two ways: 1) as a voluntary self-assessment; or 2) as a mandatory NPPO oversight review or audit tool. If required by the NPPO, then the purpose will be to assess the NPC's operations and to identify areas that need improvement. NPPO will make formal written recommendations for improvements to the NPC's management, the related VA Medical Center Director, and the NPC's board of directors where appropriate.

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Self-Assessment of Internal Control


The Self-Assessment of Internal Control, commonly referred to as the Internal Control Questionnaire (ICQ) is a tool to be utilized by the NPPO and NPCs.

The ICQ can be used in two ways: 1) as a voluntary self-assessment; or 2) as a NPPO review or audit tool. If required by the NPPO, the purpose will be to confirm that internal controls are present and effective, or to identify areas requiring improvement. NPPO will make formal written recommendations for improvements to the NPC's management, the related VA Medical Center Director, and the NPC's board of directors where appropriate.

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