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Management of NAO records

Sets out the retention and disposal policy for NAO’s records, both paper and electronic:

Retention Disposal Schedules NAO Records (pdf – 201KB)

Data Protection Review

Provides guidance to NAO staff on the coverage of the Data Protection Act 1998 setting out the principles by which data should be collected and processed:

Review of the Handling and Security of Personal Data Used by the National Audit Office for Audit Purposes (pdf – 249KB)

Statement on the Management of Personal Data at the NAO (pdf – 73KB)

Environmental Policy Statement

Sets out the NAO’s Environmental policy.

Environmental Policy Statement (pdf – 204KB)

Health and Safety Policy

Sets out the NAO’s current Health and Safety Policy containing notice of the NAO’s commitment to full compliance with all relevant health and safety legislative requirements, details of the management hierarchy for health and safety responsibility and a comprehensive review of assessments and precautions.

Our 2016 Health and Safety Policy will be available soon.

HR Manual

Contains current policy statements and guidance on all terms and conditions of service.

Available on request from the NAO Information Centre Enquiry Desk (0207 798 7264) or email

Finance Manual

This manual sets out the current policies, principles and responsibilities that underpin the NAO’s management of financial resources:

Finance Manual (pdf – 905KB)

Procurement Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide help and guidance to staff who are involved in procurement on behalf of the Comptroller and Auditor General. (C&AG). Contains current policy and procedures on procurement:

Procurement Guide (pdf – 930KB)

Complaints Procedure

Details of how to lodge a complaint about the NAO are available on our website.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct (pdf – 293KB) reinforces the core values and standards that underpin the NAO’s work, and provides a reference point for decisions and courses of action in carrying out our statutory and professional responsibilities.