Procurement Fraud TRAINING SYMPOSIUM Held Wednesday, 1 October 2014 at Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter, Hawaii

The Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association of Inspectors General hosted a training symposium at the Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter, Hawaii on 1 October 2014.  The training enhanced skills of auditors, inspectors, investigators, managers, contracting, procurement and legal officials by providing critical knowledge and techniques essential for preventing and detecting Procurement Fraud.

Featured topics and learning objectives were:

Procurement Fraud, Procurement Abuse, or acts of Non-Compliance to procurement policy is, by its very nature, a product of human behavior rather than solely a process control problem.  To review and mitigate these type of events, the target audience needed to understand the anatomy of procurement fraud, the personalities and motivations of the people committing these acts, the fraud schemes being used against management controls, and the various procurement integrity controls needed to protect organizational procurement processes.  This day of training highlighted procurement fraud’s uniqueness, the five personality risk profiles, the major procurement fraud schemes,  and the various interrelated elements needed in building organizationally specific procurement integrity controls.

Instructor:  Thomas Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI – longtime Executive Board member of the Association of Inspectors General and the current Executive Director of the Training Institute for the President’s Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) was the day’s instructor.

Tuition and Registration:  The training symposium was no-cost for Asia-Pacific Chapter members.  To join the chapter ($25), go to the 2014-2015 dues page located at http://inspectorsgeneral.org/2014-2015membershipdues/ .  For nonmembers of the chapter, the tuition was $50.  The training symposium included continental breakfast and working luncheon.  Both members and nonmembers registered here (https://aig.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_175193).

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits:  Up to 8 hours of CPE credits were earned at the completion of the entire training symposium or in accordance with segments attended.

The Association of Inspectors General is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (“NASBA”) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417, or visit www.nasba.org.

The recommended amount of CPE credit for the Training Symposium is 8, with each credit based upon a 50-minute hour.*

Prerequisites and Advanced Preparation – None

Fields of Study – Regulatory and Behavioral Ethics; Governmental Auditing; Specialized Knowledge

Program Level – Overview

Delivery Method – Group Live