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The CIGIE Connect, Collaborate, and Learn (CCL) series are free virtual sessions that provide the OIG community a forum to share best practices, experiences, tools, and lessons learned with performing their daily work tasks. Topics of interest are identified by members of the CIGIE CCL planning group and members of the OIG community. These free 2-hour informative sessions are held quarterly and attendees typically receive 2 CPEs.
Background: Due to COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to a virtual working environment, the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Connect, Collaborate, and Learn (CCL) was established in 2020 to help auditors conduct daily work tasks in a virtual environment. CCL provides a platform for the OIG community to enhance and improve their technical skills by sharing best practices, experiences, tools and lessons learned. These 2-hour sessions are held quarterly and led by experienced speakers representing various OIGs. Topics of interest were identified by members of the CCL workgroup and members of the OIG community. Attendees receive 2 free CPEs.
Vision: CCL aspires to create learning opportunities for the OIG community to advance technical skills and job performance through collaborative and interactive training sessions.
Mission: To provide a platform for the OIG community to share to best practices, experiences, tools and lessons learned.
Goals: The CIGIE CCL goals and objectives are to:
- Identify topics of interest and current challenges for the OIG community
- Facilitate the sharing of audit knowledge, insights, best practices, tools, and lessons learned amongst the OIG community
- Enhance the understanding and improve the technical skills
- Create networking and collaboration opportunities in the OIG community
The CCL Team
CIGIE CCL Leaders:
Brittany Banks - Architect of the Capitol, OIG
Anna Elias - United States Agency for International Development, OIG
CIGIE CCL Communications Officer:
Tanisha Gill – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, OIG
CIGIE CCL Planning Team:
Lucine Willis - Small Business Administration, OIG
Bruce Gallus - Smithsonian, OIG
Miranda Zona - Department of Defense, OIG
Justin Symonds - Department of Defense, OIG
Terry Gibson - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, OIG
Loretta Atkinson - Department of Homeland Security, OIG
Danny Urquijo - Department of Homeland Security, OIG
Teklay Legese - Department of Transportation, OIG
Usmaan Khan - Small Business Administration, OIG
Kimberly Boykin – National Aeronautics and Space Administration, OIG
Chikara Mbah – Environmental Protection Agency, OIG
Stephanie Christian – Department of Labor, OIG
Sean Velarides – Department of Defense, OIG
Melissa Bradley – Department of Justice, OIG
The CCL Team Meeting Schedule
The CCL planning group meets on a monthly basis to discuss and plan future CCL topics and sessions. Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm EST.
Due to COVID and our dispersed workforce, meetings are held virtually, via VTC (with a dial-in teleconference option).
CCL Session Information
Upcoming CCL Sessions: February 8th, 2023 Effective Communication When Conducting Audits, Evaluations, and Inspections 1:00-3:00pm
Auditors and evaluators must communicate with the auditee throughout the project to ensure objectives, fieldwork, and findings and conclusions are understood. Effective communication helps ensure that project objectives are met. This session will focus on the following topics:
- Communication throughout the audit/evaluation phases (including: entrance conference, exits, interviews, notice of findings and recommendations, etc.)
- Communication & Timeframes – how often we communicate, lack of communication, too much communication, when to involve the senior management etc.
- Building Relationships – importance of building relationship with the auditee, how to deal with the combatant and nonresponsive the auditee, etc.
Registration will be open until February 7, 2023 or once registration reaches capacity, whichever occurs first. You must be individually registered to participate and receive CPE. There will be no waitlist or substitutions. – Click Here to Register
Past CCL Sessions
February 8, 2023 - Effective Communication when Conducting Audits, Evaluations, and Inspections - YouTube
October 12, 2022 - Audit Planning for Disaster Relief and Emergency Response Funding - YouTube
July 13th, 2022 - The Power of Data Analytics - YouTube
March 16, 2022 - What’s the 411? Information Technology Audits - YouTube
Jan 12, 2021 - Use of Technology in Remote Auditing - YouTube
April 28, 2021 - Designing and Analyzing Surveys - YouTube
Aug 11, 2021 - Contracting Process and Contractual Oversight - YouTube
Nov 10, 2021 - Ask the Editors: OIG Audit Report Writing - YouTube
CCL Topic Submissions
The CIGIE CCL workgroup wants to hear about topics that might interest our OIG community (any challenges, auditing interests, best practices…. etc) .
Please submit your topics of interest by clicking this link.
CCL Contact and How to Join?
The CIGIE CCL welcomes active participants across the OIG community. If you would like to join, please complete the CCL contact form. We look forward to welcoming you.