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.
IG Buller Explains the Mission and Duties of OIG
Resources: Kate Puzey Volunteer Protection Act
See our series of reports to Congress that assess the Peace Corps' implementation of the Kate Puzey Act.
The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General Receives Two Awards for Excellence - October 23, 2015
The Peace Corps Office of Inspector General received two awards for excellence on October 22, 2015 at the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency's 18th Annual Awards Ceremony. An inter-disciplinary team was awarded the Multiple Disciplines Award for Excellence for their Investigative Review of the Circumstances Surrounding the Death of a Peace Corps/China Volunteer and Peace Corps OIG evaluators were awarded the Evaluations Award for Excellence for their Evaluation of the Peace Corps Overseas Staff Training.
CIGIE Letter to Congress on IG Issues - August 3, 2015
CIGIE writes to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in regards to the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel’s (DOJ OLC) July 20, 2015, opinion, which as indicated in the letter “…represents a serious threat to the independent authority of not only the DOJ-…[Inspector General]… but to all Inspectors General.”
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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:
Office of Inspector General
P.O. Box 57129
Washington, DC 20037-7129
Main Office: 202.692.2900