[The following paragraph was effective before December 31, 2016. See PCAOB Release No. 2015-002PDF. The current standard can be found here.]

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Policies and procedures for Engagement Performance encompass all phases of the design and execution of the engagement. To the extent appropriate and as required by applicable professional standards, these policies and procedures should cover planning, performing, supervising, reviewing, documenting, and communicating the results of each engagement. These policies and procedures also should address engagement quality reviews pursuant to PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 7, Engagement Quality Review.