Currently lower level areas are reviewed annually by mid level regions, who are reviewed by upper level divisions, who are reviewed by departments.
Each of these reviews are done in person, by a team, which involves time and travel of very highly paid individuals. Many of these reviews/inspections involve meerly checking the blocks to verify compliance.
I think reorganization of these requirements would save millions.
a. i.e. If these are required then managers at each level should be expected to apply them, trust your managers, if you don't get rid of them.
b. eliminate/reduce positions used to do these checks since they can be done by personnel already in place. Allow unannounced or short notice reviews on an in person basis to hold accountability.
c. complete as many reviews as able through methods such as online, fax, or teleconferencing.