The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), the administrator of the federal universal service support mechanism is responsible for ensuring that program funding is disbursed in compliance with the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations and orders governing the program. In addition, USAC has a fiduciary duty to protect the Universal Service Fund and the universal service support mechanisms (collectively, the USF) from waste, fraud, and abuse.
USAC audits are designed to ensure compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and program requirements. Many, but not all of the applicants to be audited are randomly selected. If audited, an announcement letter will be sent detailing the purpose and scope of the audit, identifying the personnel who will be performing the audit, making a request for pertinent data, and stating the date upon which the data is due. ADS strives to have every application ready for the potential of an audit.
ADS builds audit ready applications and supports applicants that are selected for audit.