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Peace Corps Inspector General Kathy Buller discusses OIG's mission and operations.

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 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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This evaluation assessed the effectiveness and quality of the post's programming and training, Volunteer support, and leadership functions. Overall, we found that the post faced several challenges related to training Volunteers for working in their primary assignments, identifying and orienting community stakeholders for hosting and working with Volunteers, preparing for emergencies, supporting Volunteers who reported harassment and mental health challenges, and handling sensitive Volunteer information. This report included 16 recommendations for management's consideration.

  • Evaluation

This evaluation focused on the appropriateness of programming, training, and evaluation; the adequacy of Volunteer support; and the effectiveness of post leadership and management. While there are many strengths of the post, this report contains 21 recommendations. We found that an insufficient staffing model for programming and training had contributed to findings in the areas of Volunteer training and site development. In addition, our report contains findings related to the Volunteer Advisory Council and the post's health program.

  • Evaluation

This evaluation found overall that the post was well-run and meeting its mission goals effectively and efficiently. We did not issue any findings in the areas of programming, training, Volunteer administrative support, and staffing. We identified two best practices related to site management. We issued six findings in the areas of site management, Volunteer safety and security support, Volunteer health support, and staff communication and collaboration with stakeholders. Management concurred with all six recommendations.

  • Evaluation

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