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Calendar iconUpdated September 27, 2021

Sophia is from Pohnpei, but is currently living in Yap, working to establish a new Compliance Investigation Division as a Chief Investigator for the Office of Yap State Public Auditor. Sophia has gained regional recognition for her achievements in the field of compliance investigation through such initiatives as developing and implementing the first Fraud Awareness Prevention Program in the FSM. She also participated in major lead roles investigating high profile cases that have led to conviction. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner with more than 15 years of experience in conducting both administrative and criminal investigations on governmental operations and activities. Sophia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Park University in Missouri, and has a Graduate Diploma in Fraud and Financial Investigation from Charles Sturt University in Australia.

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American Public Education, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Graduate School USA

Calendar iconJan 05, 2022

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American Public Education, Inc. today announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Graduate School USA (“GSUSA”), effective January 1, 2022. GSUSA is a leading training provider to the federal workforce, with an extensive portfolio of government agency...

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Sixty-One American Samoa Government Ethics Officers Complete PITI-VITI’s Ethical Decision-Making Workshop

Calendar iconApr 01, 2022

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On March 21 and March 28, 2022, sixty-one American Samoa government ethics officers, representing the designated ethics officials for American Samoa Government (ASG) departments, took part in a government-wide training initiative delivered by the Pacific & Virgin Islands Training Initiatives...

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Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Meets Virtually to Discuss Vital Regional Finance Issues

Calendar iconMar 29, 2022

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The Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) has successfully supported the Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) to complete its annual winter conference. On March 24, 2022, sixty government finance officers and officials from US insular governments convened for...

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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Executive Leadership Development Program Participants!

Calendar iconMar 14, 2022

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The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI), congratulates the twenty-three new Pacific Islands graduates who successfully completed the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). A virtual commencement honoring current and future leaders in public...

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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.