Office of 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 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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In November 2016, we issued our review of the Peace Corps' Sexual Assault Risk Reduction and Response Program as required by the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act of 2011. As part of this evaluation, we reviewed 138 cases files for sexual assaults reported to the Peace Corps. Upon review of a sample of recently unredacted documents, we were able to verify the accuracy of our original 2016 analysis. This memorandum has been appended to the original 2016 report.

  • Letter

This document provides information concerning the negative impact of personnel turnover on agency operations, drawing on an analysis of interviews conducted by OIG evaluators from 2010 through 2015 in 27 country program evaluations. In addition, we have included highlights from 34 audit and evaluation reports over the same period that referenced challenges related to position vacancies and staff turnover.

  • Management Advisory

In 2009, Peace Corps Volunteer Kate Puzey was murdered while serving in Benin, just after reporting concerns that a seasonal Peace Corps contractor was sexually abusing students. Her tragic death raised serious concerns with the agency’s handling of Volunteer safety, security, and the confidentiality of Volunteer complaints.

  • Letter
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The purpose of the OIG Hotline is to receive complaints of fraud, waste, or abuse in Peace Corps programs and operations, including mismanagement or violations of law, rules or regulations by Peace Corps employees, contractors, volunteers, or trainees. Complaints may be received directly from Peace Corps employees, contractors, volunteers, trainees, or the general public.

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