Created by the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, the Corporation provides opportunities for Americans to serve their communities through: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, VISTA, National Civilian Community Corps and Learn and Serve America. The 1993 Act also established the Office of Inspector General, which conducts independent and objective audits and investigations of Corporation programs and operations to prevent and deter waste, fraud and abuse. It also recommends policies to Corporation management to promote economy and efficiency.




These notifications are used by the OIG to inform Corporation for National and Community Service senior managers of conditions which pose an immediate or serious threat of waste, fraud and abuse in agency programs or operations. These alerts may also contain recommendations to correct the identified concerns

Management Alerts


CNCS Continues to Pay Invoices Without Adequate Oversight of Labor Charges, in Violation of Federal Acquisition Regulations and CNCS’s Response to Audit Report No. 14-09.


CNCS-OIG has found unsupported teleservice hours in nine audits and investigations of AmeriCorps grantees and VISTA sponsors over the past two years.  In one case, all of the AmeriCorps members were serving from home, and none of their hours could be validated.