Inspector General Reports

These reports look at the Peace Corps agency and are from the Office of Inspector General (OIG), an independent entity within the Peace Corps.

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The report summarizes the most frequently recurring issues and recommendations from post audits, evaluations, and investigations between fiscal years 2012 and 2015.The purpose of this report is to help Peace Corps management identify the most commonly recurring issues across posts that require management attention to remediate.

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  • Special Review

Our report contains five recommendations directed to the post, including: strengthening controls over the process for collecting Volunteer overpayments and closing grant projects, complying with policies for issuing BOCs, and obtaining approval from the Office of Global Accounts Payable to designate a sub-cashier to assist with any weekend emergencies that require cash transactions.

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  • Audit

This report alerts Peace Corps Management of opportunities for improvement OIG identified while reviewing the Peace Corps’ efforts in complying with federal conference cost management and reporting requirements. While the Peace Corps’ policies and procedures for managing and reporting on conferences generally complied with federal law and Office of Management and Budget guidance, we found that the agency has not fully complied with all reporting requirements.

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  • Management Advisory

This advisory report alerts Peace Corps management to systematic deficiencies identified with site history files at multiple posts. Poor site history documentation increases the risk that Volunteers may be placed in unsafe sites. This report makes three recommendations to improve the maintenance, organization, and use of site history files.

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  • Management Advisory

This evaluation makes 12 recommendations focusing on site development, Volunteer training, and Volunteer integration into local communities. If implemented, the recommendations should strengthen post operations and correct the deficiencies detailed in the accompanying report.

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  • Evaluation

The Fiscal Year 2017 – 2019 OIG Strategic Plan includes the long-range goals and objectives designed to enhance OIG oversight in support of the Peace Corps and its three goals.

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  • Plan

Our report contains 21 recommendations directed to both the post and headquarters. At the post, our recommendations included: strengthening controls over imprest fund verification, ensuring accurate recording of medical supplies, and improving management of bills of collections.

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  • Audit

Our report contains 12 recommendations directed to the post to improve controls and ensure compliance with Peace Corps policy. Those recommendations include: performing the required cash counts, maintaining adequate inventory records, recording names of payees receiving disbursements, and reviewing time keeping procedure to comply with credit hour policies.

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  • Audit

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

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  • Annual Report

This management advisory alerts Peace Corps management to issues the Office of Inspector General found with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) process. This report makes two recommendations to improve the agency’s FOIA request response timeliness.

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  • Management Advisory

This evaluation assesses changes to the Volunteer health care program occurring after the Peace Corps Office of Inspector General's 2010 "Peace Corps/Morocco Assessment of Medical Care," initiated after the death of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco. The evaluation considers the progress made since 2010 to improve the Volunteer health care program and makes 23 recommendations.

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  • Evaluation

This audit revealed serious flaws in the agency’s management of contracts awarded to the contractor responsible for assisting the Peace Corps with processing claims for medical services received outside of the Peace Corps medical network . The agency made critical mistakes in the acquisition planning and solicitation phases, during contract formation, in administering and monitoring the contract, and in failing to maintain key contract payment records.This audit makes 15 recommendations.

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  • Audit

This audit report makes two recommendations directed to Peace Corps/Kyrgyz Republic: that the post comply with agency policies when disbursing imprest fund payments, and that the post obtain approval from the Office of Global Accounts Payable to designate the medical assistant as a sub-cashier.

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  • Audit

This evaluation report makes 13 recommendations including refocusing the food security project framework and improving the site selection process, Volunteer training, and Volunteer support.

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  • Evaluation

The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requires federal agencies to establish effective security over its sensitive information and a program to protect information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, modification, and other harmful impacts. In addition, FISMA requires that each Office of Inspector General review its agency’s information security program and report results to OMB annually. This is a summary of the results of that review.

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  • Special Review