What is PITI-VITI?
The Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI), is a program managed by the Graduate School USA and funded by the Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs. PITI-VITI supports the insular governments of American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, FSM, Palau, the Marshall Islands, and the US Virgin Islands. Find out more about the PITI-VITI program on the About PITI-VITI page.
APIPA Conference 2021
The 32nd annual APIPA Conference will be held virtually in August/September, 2021. Additional details will be posted here.
GFOA 2021 Summer Meeting
The 2021 GFOA summer conference will be held virtually in July . Additional details will be posted here.
2021 IGFOA Winter Meeting
The 2021 IGFOA meeting will be held in Hawaii this winter. Details will be shared as available.
PITI-VITI Training & EventsALL EVENTS
10 Jan 2022 - 14 Jan 2022
Master the skills necessary to build an accurate and defensible budget compliant with budget-related legislation and the strict standards of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Learn how to define outcomes and other performance measures, gather the data necessary to prepare a budget, identify the dollar resources needed to attain the performance outcomes, and present and defend your budget.Read More
07 Oct 2021 - 07 Oct 2021
Gain a strong foundation in the theory, principles, and methodology for conducting performance audits in accordance with the Government Auditing Standards. Focus exclusively on the knowledge and skills needed for performance auditing: the expectations of public sector auditors; the purposes and types of performance audits; the role of audit objectives; risk and individual control assessment; the types and tests of audit evidence; methods of evidence collection and documentation; and the types and elements of performance audit findings and applicable elements of those findings. Practice audit techniques and developing audit findings through a series of public sector case-study exercises.Read More
30 Nov 2021 - 30 Nov 2021
Government organizations perform well when they have talented and committed employees. This four-hour workshop will offer an overview of employee engagement, why it is important, how to measure it, and how to acheive a permanent culture of engagement.Read More
Sep 03, 2021Jason
The Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA) completed its 32nd annual conference, held virtually from August 23 to September 3, 2021. The conference was funded through the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs technical assistance program and provided by the...Read More
Jul 24, 2021Jason
When the Department of the Interior and the Graduate School USA started designing the Executive Leadership Development Program in 2007, we had Jimbo—and people like him—in mind. Even at 31 years old, Jimbo demonstrated a remarkable commitment to leadership and a desire to serve his...Read More
May 04, 2021Jason
The Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) program has released Performeter Reports based on the FY19 financial statements for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as the Freely Associated States, which...Read More
Apr 17, 2021Jason
The Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) concluded their second virtual meeting this month from March 23 to March 24, 2021. The IGFOA winter conference convened around 70 finance officers and government finance officials from the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the...Read More