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AmeriCorps OIG

AmeriCorps OIG AmeriCorps Office of Inspector General The AmeriCorps Office of Inspector General was created by the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993.

Our authority is statutory and comes from the Inspector General Act of 1978 as amended, and the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008,which directs Inspectors General to:
1) Conduct and supervise independent and objective audits and investigations relating to agency programs and operations.
2) Promote economy, effectiveness and efficiency within the agency.
3) Prevent and detect fraud, waste and ab

Our authority is statutory and comes from the Inspector General Act of 1978 as amended, and the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008,which directs Inspectors General to:
1) Conduct and supervise independent and objective audits and investigations relating to agency programs and operations.
2) Promote economy, effectiveness and efficiency within the agency.
3) Prevent and detect fraud, waste and ab

Operating as usual

04/25/2022

Today is the #perfectdate... to report fraud, waste, or abuse in
AmeriCorps programs and operations to AmeriCorps OIG.

To report, call us at 1-800-452-8210 or go to http://AmeriCorpsOIG.gov/hotline
#April25th

Happy #EarthDay2022! Today is a day to come together to #celebrate the planet we call home and to #volunteer to make thi...
04/22/2022

Happy #EarthDay2022! Today is a day to come together to #celebrate the planet we call home and to #volunteer to make this planet cleaner and greener. A huge thank you to all those who do this throughout the year.
#ThankYou #EarthWeek2022

04/19/2022

During #NationalVolunteerWeek, we honor the lasting contributions of America's volunteers. We want to thank each and every person who takes the time to contribute to their communities, especially AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers.
#AmeriCorps #GettingThingsDone

We work closely with #LawEnforcement partners at The United States Department of Justice and other agencies to hold acco...
04/14/2022

We work closely with #LawEnforcement partners at The United States Department of Justice and other agencies to hold accountable individuals who commit AmeriCorps program fraud. If you have suspicions of this fraud, contact us at: americorpsoig.gov/hotline or 1-800-452-8210.
#AmeriCorps

During #PublicHealthWeek,  AmeriCorps announced #PublicHealthAmeriCorps has hit the ground running with more than 80 awa...
04/07/2022

During #PublicHealthWeek, AmeriCorps announced #PublicHealthAmeriCorps has hit the ground running with more than 80 awards to state and local organizations. We are excited for this program and are ready to track our funds to know how they're being used.

As we continue to celebrate #AmeriCorpsWeek, we would like to honor in particular the AmeriCorps members, volunteers and...
03/16/2022
Hotline

As we continue to celebrate #AmeriCorpsWeek, we would like to honor in particular the AmeriCorps members, volunteers and AmeriCorps grantee employees who value the integrity of national service and report fraud, waste, and abuse to our hotline.

If you suspect fraud, waste, or abuse in AmeriCorps programs, report it to us at: 1-800-452-8210 or

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Happy #AmeriCorpsWeek! This week is about celebrating the AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers of the pa...
03/14/2022

Happy #AmeriCorpsWeek! This week is about celebrating the AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers of the past and present that have united to provide service to communities across the country. AmeriCorps OIG thanks each and everyone of these members and volunteers.

It's #NationalConsumerProtectionWeek! Federal, state, and local agencies, consumer and national advocacy organizations s...
03/07/2022
FTC Kicks Off National Consumer Protection Week this Sunday, March 6

It's #NationalConsumerProtectionWeek! Federal, state, and local agencies, consumer and national advocacy organizations spend this week sharing information with Americans on how they can avoid scams, identity theft, and other consumer protection issues.

#NCPW2022

To learn more:

The Federal Trade Commission will launch the annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) this Sunday, March 6.

March is #WomensHistoryMonth. During this month, we celebrate and lift the countless pioneering women & their victories....
03/02/2022

March is #WomensHistoryMonth. During this month, we celebrate and lift the countless pioneering women & their victories.

To learn more, visit: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

Watched #InventingAnna or #TinderSwindler recently? Have they got you worried about scammers? Join us and other governme...
03/01/2022

Watched #InventingAnna or #TinderSwindler recently? Have they got you worried about scammers?
Join us and other government experts on Twitter as we live tweet about ways you can stay safe from scams on 3/10 at 3 PM ET during the #SlamtheScamChat.
#NCPW2022 #wordle

The former Executive Director of the Hawaii Commission has been sentenced to 46 months imprisonment for his role in embe...
02/23/2022
Former Executive Director of the Hawaii Commission Sentenced To 46 Months in Prison for Embezzling from AmeriCorps And Offering a Bribe in Return for CARES Act Grants

The former Executive Director of the Hawaii Commission has been sentenced to 46 months imprisonment for his role in embezzling AmeriCorps funds. Our partners at the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation Honolulu office said it best: "The citizens of Hawai’i deserve a government free of corruption." We will continue to identify, investigate, and pursue those who abuse their authorities and commit crimes against AmeriCorps funds.

WASHINGTON – Stacy Higa, 58, a former public official from Hilo, Hawaii, was sentenced in federal court today to 46 months in prison for embezzling from AmeriCorps and also for offering a bribe in return for grants under the CARES Act.

Sending #govlove to AmeriCorps OIG employees! Thanks for all you do to protect the integrity of AmeriCorps programs and ...
02/14/2022

Sending #govlove to AmeriCorps OIG employees! Thanks for all you do to protect the integrity of AmeriCorps programs and operations. ❤️❤️❤️

Happy #Valentine's Day! Sending some #Govlove to all AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serving Americ...
02/14/2022

Happy #Valentine's Day! Sending some #Govlove to all AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serving American communities across the country. We fight fraud, waste, and abuse for you and for your service.

#ScamAlert: Have you received a call or text message or been contacted via social media from an apparent AmeriCorps offi...
02/10/2022

#ScamAlert: Have you received a call or text message or been contacted via social media from an apparent AmeriCorps official asking for money? Don't pay them, cease communications, and inform the Federal Trade Commission here: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/

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Unlike #PunxsutawneyPhil, we are not afraid of our shadow or of fraudsters.  Even with 6 more weeks of #winter, we will ...
02/02/2022

Unlike #PunxsutawneyPhil, we are not afraid of our shadow or of fraudsters. Even with 6 more weeks of #winter, we will continue to root out fraud, waste and abuse in AmeriCorps programs and operations.
#GroundhogDay #GroundHogDay2022

On #BlackHistoryMonth, we recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shap...
02/01/2022

On #BlackHistoryMonth, we recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. African Americans strengthen our nation with their rich cultural heritage and triumphs.
#BlackHistory #blackhistorymonth2022

01/20/2022
Antifraud Resource

Are you interested in learning how YOU can #fightfraud against Federal programs? The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) put together a web #resource to help Federal officials and the public understand how fraud affects Federal programs and what they can do to help. Check it out here:

Our office is hiring a Chief Administrative Office/Supervisory Management and Program Analyst (NY 4) in our Washington, ...
01/07/2022

Our office is hiring a Chief Administrative Office/Supervisory Management and Program Analyst (NY 4) in our Washington, DC office. To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/629876100
(Open to the Public)
#NowHiring #Jobs

Our office is hiring a Chief Administrative Office/Supervisory Management and Program Analyst (NY 3) in our Washington, ...
01/07/2022

Our office is hiring a Chief Administrative Office/Supervisory Management and Program Analyst (NY 3) in our Washington, DC office. To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/629875700
(Open to the Public)
#NowHiring #Jobs

The holiday season doesn't just bring joy and good cheer. Fraudsters are prolific during this time. Be wary of anyone so...
12/15/2021

The holiday season doesn't just bring joy and good cheer. Fraudsters are prolific during this time. Be wary of anyone soliciting information from you and protect your information online.
If someone contacts you with a scam regarding AmeriCorps programs, contact our hotline.

"Fraud saps resources from AmeriCorps’ programs, deprives the communities they serve of needed assistance, and impedes A...
12/08/2021
Semiannual Report to Congress: April 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021

"Fraud saps resources from AmeriCorps’ programs, deprives the communities they serve of needed assistance, and impedes AmeriCorps from accomplishing its mission." Our Inspector General has it right. You can read her entire message in our Semiannual Report to Congress here:

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Our Inspector General, the Honorable Deb Jeffrey, testified before the House Committee on Education and Labor regarding:...
12/02/2021
Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Corporation for National and Community Service | House Committee on Education and Labor

Our Inspector General, the Honorable Deb Jeffrey, testified before the House Committee on Education and Labor regarding: Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Watch the hearing here: https://edlabor.house.gov/hearings/examining-the-policies-and-priorities-of-the-corporation-for-national-and-community-service
#oversight

House Committee on Education & Labor

11/25/2021

AmeriCorps OIG's mission is to provide oversight of AmeriCorps programs. This would not be possible without your help. This Thanksgiving we are thankful to all of those who bravely report fraud, waste, and abuse to our hotline. #givethanks #fightingfraud

AmeriCorps OIG is here to stand against fraud. We can't work alone though. It's also up to YOU. The best way to fight fr...
11/19/2021

AmeriCorps OIG is here to stand against fraud. We can't work alone though. It's also up to YOU. The best way to fight fraud in AmeriCorps programs is to report it to our hotline: 1-800-452-8210 or https://www.americorpsoig.gov/hotline
#fraudweek #fightingfraud

11/18/2021

Implementing controls to prevent and detect fraud is necessary to manage fraud risk. AmeriCorps grantees are expected to implement internal controls to prevent and detect fraud. Learn more about how a lack of these controls can contribute to fraud loss.
#fraudweek

11/17/2021

An effective #reporting mechanism, like a #hotline, is one of the most valuable tools for detecting and preventing fraud. AmeriCorps OIG's hotline exists so that YOU report wrongdoing involving AmeriCorps programs. Report fraud involving AmeriCorps programs to: 1-800-452-8210 or AmeriCorpsOIG.gov/hotline. Learn more about how hotlines help in the fight against fraud below:

Fraud Awareness Week is a global effort to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting #antifraud awareness and education....
11/16/2021

Fraud Awareness Week is a global effort to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting #antifraud awareness and education. YOU can fight fraud by reporting suspicions of fraud related to AmeriCorps programs to the AmeriCorps OIG Hotline: https://www.americorpsoig.gov/hotline
#fraudweek

Happy #VeteransDay to all who have served! We are  humbled by those who continue to serve and give back again to America...
11/11/2021

Happy #VeteransDay to all who have served! We are humbled by those who continue to serve and give back again to American communities by participating in AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors programs.

#NewsAlert: The Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House in East St. Louis has agreed to pay the United States $100,000 and...
11/02/2021
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#NewsAlert: The Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House in East St. Louis has agreed to pay the United States $100,000 and enter into a compliance agreement to resolve alleged #falseclaims relating to the operation of its AmeriCorps program. Thank you to our partners at the US Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Illinois for their work. To learn more:https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdil/pr/us-settles-dispute-lessie-bates-davis-neighborhood-house-over-its-americorps-program

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10/29/2021

Yesterday, four members of our office were honored with Law Enforcement Partner Agent Awards from United States Attorneys'​ Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. They were nominated for their outstanding work pursuing and investigating cases alongside the Federal prosecutors. We are ecstatic and offer our sincerest congratulations to our agents and thanks to our partner USAOs for working with us.

#NewsAlert: A former Hawaiian public official pleaded guilty in Federal court for embezzling from AmeriCorps and offerin...
10/14/2021
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#NewsAlert: A former Hawaiian public official pleaded guilty in Federal court for embezzling from AmeriCorps and offering a bribe in return for #CARESAct grants. Thank you to our partners at U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation Honolulu office for their great work. Read more here:

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AmeriCorps OIG was honored to receive 2 Awards for Excellence at the 24th Annual CIGIE Awards ceremony. Congratulations ...
10/12/2021

AmeriCorps OIG was honored to receive 2 Awards for Excellence at the 24th Annual CIGIE Awards ceremony. Congratulations to our award winners and to all of the CIGIE community for their achievements in oversight.

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