Suspended auditors include any individual whose DOJ-issued PREA auditor certification is currently suspended. The duration of a suspension is determined by DOJ’s PREA Management Office and may be extended for cause. During the period of suspension, auditors may not conduct any audits or audit-related activity, including as an agent of a PREA auditor. (See 34 U.S.C. §30307(e)(8)(B)(i).) Agencies and facilities, as well as DOJ-certified PREA auditors seeking audit support staff, are strongly encouraged to use the PREA auditor search to ensure that the selected auditor and any support staff employed by the auditor are eligible to conduct a PREA audit. Additional information about DOJ auditor certification requirements and the suspension process can be found in chapter 28 of the PREA Auditor Handbook.