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.



The Office of Inspector General is committed to the principles of the Plain Writing Act of 2010, which requires all Federal agencies to communicate with their taxpayer-stakeholders in a straightforward manner. We strive to make all of our reports and other public information as clear and concise as possible. You have a right to know what the OIG is doing with your tax dollars to detect and deter waste, fraud and abuse in National Service programs. We have a responsibility to make our work as transparent as possible by adhering to the standards of the Plain Writing Act. For more information on the Act and our guidelines for Plain Writing click Below:


Plain Writing Guidelines Website