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The AmeriCorps Office of Inspector General (AmeriCorps OIG) is an independent office within AmeriCorps that provides oversight of the agency's programs and operations to protect the integrity of national service. AmeriCorps OIG performs audits, evaluations and investigations of AmeriCorps , its grantees and contractors, to promote efficiency and effectiveness, and to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse. The Office is staffed with auditors, investigators, attorneys, information technology and other specialists who ensure that we meet our core functions and responsibilities.

Maintaining close working relationships with AmeriCorps and its awardees help us focus our efforts on priority areas and facilitate our proactive educational efforts.  The Office consults AmeriCorps in developing plans and obtains agency feedback on reports before they are issued. Semiannually,  AmeriCorps OIG submits a summary report of its activities to the Congress and AmeriCorps leadership.

 

 

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Recent Activity

Fiscal Year 2021 Federal Information Security Modernization Act Evaluation of AmeriCorps

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OIG-EV-22-03

The information security program of AmeriCorps remains ineffective and has shown little progress since FY 2018. Control weaknesses in the following areas prevent AmeriCorps’ cybersecurity program from maturing: organization-wide risk management, IT asset inventory management, standard baseline configurations, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) multifactor authentication, and vulnerability and patch management practices. AmeriCorps has not made significant progress in implementing prior FISMA recommendations.

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Audit of AmeriCorps’ Fiscal Year 2021 Consolidated Financial Statements

Report Number
OIG-AR-22-01 (AmeriCorps OIG)

Since FY 2017, independent auditors have declined to issue an opinion on AmeriCorps’ financial statements. This year, they again issued a disclaimer of opinion, reporting nine material weaknesses and one significant deficiency. Eight of the material weaknesses are recurring, three of them since FY 2017 and five since FY 2018. AmeriCorps acknowledged at the beginning of the audit that it had not made progress in addressing five of the material weaknesses and requested that they be excluded from the scope of the audit.

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