The CMMI Institute audits all appraisal artifacts that are submitted after an appraisal. Occasionally, on-site audits of appraisals are done. They may be initiated by one or more of the following:
- Request of the appraisal sponsor
- Credible reports of misconduct
- Failure to fulfill the responsibilities of the appraisal team lead
- Random selection
The CMMI Institute also verifies the results of all appraisals prior to allowing the appraised organization to release the results outside of the appraised organization. These results are verified within 30 days of when the results were submitted.