Management Assistance Report: Action Still Needed To Update the Department's 'Standards of Conduct' as They Relate to Trafficking in Persons and To Comply With a Related Recommendation [open pdf - 738KB]
"In 2011, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) made 3 recommendations to the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP) that were intended to increase awareness among Department employees about trafficking in persons (TIP) policies and requirements. Specifically, OIG recommended that J/TIP include the U.S. Government's Trafficking in Persons policy in the Department's Foreign Affairs Manual, expand its code of conduct for employees to cover conduct with respect to TIP activities, and provide training on TIP. Although J/TIP concurred with all the recommendations offered, 2 of the 3 recommendations have not been fully implemented nearly 4 years later. As a result, the Department is not well-positioned to hold employees accountable for violations of TIP or to ensure TIP policies and requirements are understood and followed. Therefore, OIG is compelled to elevate this issue to the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights."
Department of State, Office of Inspector General, Report No. AUD-ACF-15-43
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