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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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Our report contains 13 recommendations directed to the post and headquarters. We recommend that the post improve controls related to Volunteer bank account closure, billing and collection, and imprest funds. Additionally, we recommend that headquarters strengthen internal controls related to the administration of financial-system user roles and issue medical guidelines to comply with host country laws.

  • 2020
  • Audit
  • Post Operations
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Following the death of a Peace Corps/Ghana Volunteer, we conducted a review to assess the sufficiency of Volunteer training and Volunteer housing procedures to mitigate the risk of future accidents involving gas tanks used for cooking. Our report contains 4 recommendations to improve the agency's actions regarding gas cooking safety.

  • 2020
  • Management Advisory
  • Health & Safety
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OIG conducted the audit of Peace Corps/Ghana from July 15, 2019 to August 2, 2019. Our overall objective in auditing overseas posts is to determine whether the financial and administrative operations are functioning effectively and in compliance with Peace Corps policies and Federal regulations. The post’s financial and administrative operations required improvement to comply with agency policies and applicable Federal laws and regulations. Our report contains 52 recommendations directed to both the post and headquarters. Our recommendations included strengthening controls over managing imprest funds, Volunteer payments, property accountability, grants management, security certifications, financial management system access, and bill of collections; ensuring that contracts are adequately executed, and purchases are adequately authorized.

  • 2020
  • Audit
  • Post Operations
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Office of Inspector General
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Washington, DC 20037-7129