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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.

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Financial and Investigative Auditing

The course contains a series of connected topics relating to the conduct of financial audits and investigations. The sessions will include interactive lectures, case studies and discussion of current audits to enable participants to best implement course concepts in their audit work.

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Using Project Management to Improve Grant Administration

This 3-day virtual course will provide information about how to use program management to improve grant implementation. Get results using time-tested strategies and practical, hands-on tools to execute and succeed in project management. You’ll learn how to scope projects effectively, improve time budgeting and resource allocation, and get the project done on time and within budget to manage grants successfully. This course “builds” from each day to the next. Participants should plan to attend the entire course or risk becoming lost because they have skipped a session.

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Internal Control and COVID-19

COVID-19 triggered immediate changes to business processes with the widespread movement of employees to “work-from-home” arrangements. The urgency and speed of the required changes resulted in temporary workarounds as processes designed for office environments were extended to a remote, home-based workforce. Organizationsnow need to consider their internal controls to determine whether changes are needed to adapt to the new business environment.

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The Road to Recovery: Further Updating the Economic Impact of COVID-19 and Strategies for Mitigation in the Republic of Palau

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The Graduate School USA’s Economic Monitoring and Analysis Program (EconMAP), with funding support from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs and the Asian Development Bank, has published a new Technical Note, The Road to Recovery: Further Updating the Economic Impact...

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PITI-VITI Completes Training for Pacific Island Accountability Professionals on Auditing COVID Spending

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The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives hosted “Auditing COVID Spending in the Pacific Islands: Opportunities and Challenges,” professional training held virtually on October 20, 2020. The training was funded through the Office of Insular Affairs’ technical...

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Executive Leadership Development Program Launches 2021 Cohort with 40 Public Servants from the Pacific and U.S. Virgin Islands

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A promising group of 40 public servants from throughout the U.S. affiliated insular areas represent the 2021 Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) Cohort. The ELDP is funded by the U. S. Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs and administered by the Graduate School USA’s...

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APIPA is Applauded for 31st Annual Island Audit Training Conference, Held Virtually From August 3–14, 2020

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The Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA) pivoted from its annual in-person conference to deliver a virtual conference on August 3 to 14, 2020, and was congratulated for a successful gathering of almost 700 participants from audit, finance, grants management, and other offices at...

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Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.