Implementers are required to immediately report Counter-Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) incidents, including allegations of the procurement of commercial sex acts to the Contracting Officer and OIG. Implementers must also institute employee codes of conduct that are consistent with international standards on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse, which applies to all recipients of USAID funding. All USAID implementers are required to report employee misconduct involving sexual exploitation and abuse to their Agreement Officer or Contract Officer and the Mission Director in the country where the program is being implemented.
Please note, the OIG does not have authority to investigate sexual harassment against USAID employees. For such matters, please refer to the USAID Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO).
Additionally, the OIG does not have authority to investigate sexual harassment or employee performance issues against implementer or contractor employees. For such matters, please refer to the respective implementer HR department.