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Inspector General

The purpose of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement; and to promote effectiveness and efficiency in government. OIG is an independent entity within the Peace Corps. The Inspector General (IG) reports directly to Congress and the Peace Corps Director keeping them fully and currently informed concerning the programs and operations of the Peace Corps. The inspector general for the Peace Corps is Kathy A. Buller.

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Congressional Testimony

IG's Congressional Testimony Before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (September 10, 2014) (PDF)

IG's Congressional Testimony Before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (January 15, 2014) (PDF)

IG's Congressional Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
(May 11, 2011)

IG's Congressional Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee (October 6, 2011) (PDF)

About OIG


Through audits, evaluations, and investigations, OIG provides independent oversight of agency programs and operations in support of the goals set forth in the Peace Corps Act while making the best use of taxpayer dollars.

Who We Are

Since its establishment in 1989, the Peace Corps OIG has been helping the Peace Corps in its efforts to fight fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement; both at headquarters and overseas. Peace Corps OIG has a small, dedicated staff that consists of auditors, evaluators, investigators, and support staff. Staff come from both the public and private sectors and several are returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

What We Do

OIG consists of an administrative team and the following three units:

  • Auditors review functional activities of the Peace Corps, such as financial program operations and contract compliance to ensure accountability and to recommend improved levels of economy and efficiency.
  • Evaluators analyze the programs and management operations of the Peace Corps in both overseas and domestic offices. They identify best practices and recommend program improvements such as means to comply with the Peace Corps policies.
  • Investigators respond to allegations of criminal or administrative wrongdoing by Peace Corps personnel, including experts and consultants, and by those who do business with the Peace Corps, including contractors.
OIG Reports
View OIG Semiannual Reports to Congress, Audit, and Program Evaluation Reports.
Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse
Persons concerned about possible wrongdoing can report using the Online Reporting Tool.
Whistleblower Protections
Learn more about whistleblower protections, rights, and remedies.

Last updated Mar 28 2014

How to Report:

Email: OIG@peacecorps.gov
Online Tool: OIG Hotline
U.S./International: 202.692.2915
Toll-free in U.S: 800.233.5874
Fax: 202.692.2901


Peace Corps
Office of Inspector General
P.O. Box 57129
Washington, DC 20037-7129

General Information:

Main Office: 202.692.2900