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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Recent Reports

All Reports

This semiannual report informs Congress of the Peace Corps Office of Inspector General's work for the second half of FY 2016.

  • Annual Report

The Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act of 2011 required the Peace Corps to undertake reforms related to sexual assault risk reduction and response training and policy. This report contains OIG’s evaluation of the effectiveness and implementation of the training and policy, in addition to a review of a statistically significant number of sexual assault cases. The Peace Corps generally complied with the Act’s requirements. However, we identified several aspects of the agency’s sexual assault risk reduction and response program that needed improvement to better train Volunteers and enhance the Peace Corps’ response to sexual assault victims.

  • Evaluation

The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requires that annually each Office of Inspector General review its agency’s information security program and report results to the Office of Management and Budget. Based on the results of this review, we are concerned about the quality of the IT security program, especially considering the sensitive data that the Peace Corps maintains, such as health records and sexual assault incident information about Peace Corps Volunteers.

  • Special Review
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Contact the Office of the Inspector General

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