The Office of Inspector General (OIG) assesses relative risks in the programs for which it has oversight authority to identify areas most in need of attention and, accordingly, to set priorities for the sequence and proportion of allocated resources. This work plan addendum supplements OIG’s previously published Work Plan for FYs 2023–2024 and identifies additional OIG projects, priorities, and initiatives that will support OIG’s ability to achieve its strategic goals and objectives, which encompasses:
- Providing independent oversight that promotes integrity and positive change;
- Engaging stakeholders to address the Department of State (Department) and U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) priorities and challenges; and
- Providing a framework to ensure OIG’s internal operations are well managed and serve as a model to the Department and USAGM.
Additionally, the U.S. government response to the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has become a resource-intensive effort. Given the scope of the government’s Ukraine response efforts, their strategic significance, and attendant risks, OIG is continuing to develop robust plans for oversight of Department and USAGM programs and operations related to the situation in Ukraine. OIG’s planned Ukraine-related oversight projects are annotated with a dagger (†).1
Work planning is a dynamic process, and adjustments are made throughout the year to meet priorities and to anticipate and respond to emerging issues by utilizing available resources. The projects and plans presented in this work plan addendum are contingent upon availability of funds, budget decisions, priorities, and evolving guidance related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and are, therefore, subject to revision.
For inspections planned for Fall 2022, as well as other planned OIG work for FYs 2023–2024, please refer to OIG’s previously published Work Plan for FYs 2023–2024, found here: https://www.stateoig.gov/work-plans.
1 For OIG’s complete list of Ukraine response oversight projects, please visit https://www.stateoig.gov/ukraine-response-oversight.