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

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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

Our report contains 13 recommendations focused on improving programming, training, and Volunteer support at the post.

  • Evaluation

We found that the post’s financial and administrative operations required improvement to comply with agency policies and applicable federal laws and regulations. Our report contains 14 recommendations directed to both the post and headquarters. At the post, our recommendations included strengthening controls over security certifications, leases, and imprest fund verifications; safeguarding controlled substances; and improving management of Volunteer allowances and purchase card transactions.

  • Audit
From @PCOIG Twitter
Peace Corps/South Africa Volunteers face issues that cause them to have higher rates of adjustment issues. Pgs. 9-1…

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