The Association’s Board of Director’s major accomplishment at its October 21, 2014 Board of Directors meeting was the adoption of a new 5-year strategic Plan. Patra Liu, Assistant Inspector General and Legal Counsel of the Miami-Dade County, FL OIG, and long time AIG Board member, served as the chairperson of the Strategic Plan Committee, which worked for two-years on crafting the new plan. According to Ms. Liu, the work was sometime laborious and at times even a little contentious, as the committee sought to find common ground, build consensus, and resolve philosophical differences regarding the Association’s mission and priorities. Ultimately, however, the hard work paid off, and the full Board enthusiastically endorsed and approved the work of the committee, and adopted the new plan unanimously.
The centerpiece of the new strategic plan is the new streamlined statements of the Association’s Vision, Mission and Values:
Vision – Advancing integrity and accountability in government through independent oversight.
Mission – Promoting excellence in the inspector general community by establishing and encouraging adherence to quality standards, sponsoring professional development and networking opportunities, certifying individuals in IG-specific disciplines, supporting offices in governmental and external relations, and inspiring governmental entities to embrace the inspector general model as an effective tool in the fight to combat waste, fraud and abuse.
Values – Accountability, Ethics & Integrity, Professionalism, Transparency, Public Service and Collaboration.
In addition, to setting forth our vision, missions and values, the Strategic Plan sets forth the objectives for three core areas of Association activity: Outreach and Intergovernmental Relations, Governance and Internal Services, and Professional Development. The new plan recognizes the considerable progress that the Association has made in recent years, the growth in our membership, and seeks to ensure that the Association will continue to provide value to our members. The Plan addresses concerns such as the need for strong local chapters; the goal of providing online training opportunities; the need to speak for and support the IG community; and the need for the Association to have effective administrative services.
A copy of the new 2014 AIG Strategic Plan can be accessed here.