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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 had two objectives: (1) to describe the range of homestay models that Peace Corps posts were implementing and better understand their advantages and challenges; and (2) to assess the impact of homestay requirements on Volunteer safety, language acquisition, integration, and health. We found that the majority (63 percent) of Peace Corps posts implemented homestay requirements during service, though the number of months required varied. Evidence from this analysis does not support the assumption that better Volunteer outcomes will be achieved in all contexts. Given the costs of administering and potential risk associated with homestay programs, posts that transition to or increase homestay requirements should rigorously monitor safety and language outcomes.

  • Evaluation

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

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