Work Plan for Fiscal Years 2023-2024

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    Message from the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Inspector General

    I am pleased to present the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) 2-year work plan for FYs 2023–2024. This publication describes audits, inspections, evaluations, and investigative activities planned in support of OIG’s vision, mission, and strategic goals and objectives. All our activities are intended to advance OIG’s oversight agenda for the U.S. Department of State (Department), U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), and the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC), and to serve as a catalyst for positive change.

    OIG is dedicated to delivering timely oversight work that promotes accountability, efficiency, and effectiveness; working with stakeholders to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement; communicating effectively to support informed decision-making and effect positive change; and increasing collaboration to maximize the benefits of OIG’s work.

    OIG uses several criteria to identify activities to focus on each year, including:

    • Goals and objectives contained in our strategic plan;
    • Major management challenges facing the Department and USAGM as identified by OIG;
    • Stakeholder priorities that promote efficiency and effectiveness in the execution of foreign policy;
    • Congressional mandates;
    • New or changing conditions affecting the programs and operations of the Department and USAGM; and
    • Availability of resources and expertise.

    OIG has leveraged new approaches to our work during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19) pandemic and remains committed to conducting high-quality oversight through its audit, inspection, evaluation, and investigative work. COVID-19 pandemic-related changes have provided flexibility in planning, which enables OIG to continue our vital mission of conducting independent oversight of Department, USAGM, and USIBWC programs and operations while also protecting the health and safety of our staff.

    In addition to our work related to the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, OIG is monitoring the ongoing situation in Ukraine and has planned Ukraine-related oversight work as described in this work plan. OIG is also coordinating with others in the oversight community and will be providing additional Ukraine-related oversight information to our stakeholders throughout the year.

    This work plan supersedes previously issued work plans. OIG will update this work plan, as necessary, to ensure that our oversight operations remain relevant, timely, and responsive to Congress, our key stakeholders, and the changing demands of our global oversight mission. We look forward to continuing to work with the Department, USAGM, USIBWC, and Congress to meet our goals and fulfill our mission.