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
21 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021
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.Read More
28 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
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.Read More
05 May 2021 - 05 May 2021
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.Read More
The Road to Recovery: Further Updating the Economic Impact of COVID-19 and Strategies for Mitigation in the Republic of Palau
28 Feb 2021Jason
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...Read More
PITI-VITI Completes Training for Pacific Island Accountability Professionals on Auditing COVID Spending
27 Oct 2020Jason
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...Read More
Executive Leadership Development Program Launches 2021 Cohort with 40 Public Servants from the Pacific and U.S. Virgin Islands
16 Oct 2020Jason
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...Read More
APIPA is Applauded for 31st Annual Island Audit Training Conference, Held Virtually From August 3–14, 2020
30 Aug 2020Jason
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...Read More