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Review of USAID/Afghanistan Contractors’ Compliance With the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization

Country: Afghanistan
Fiscal Year: 2010
Agency: USAID
Audit Report Available: No

Section 232a of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 20083 requires OIGs for USAID, Department of State, and Department of Defense to investigate a sample of high-risk contracts4 in each of fiscal years (FY) 2010 through 2012. The types of contracts to be investigated include primary contracts, or subcontracts at any tier, under which there is a heightened risk that a contractor may engage, knowingly or unknowingly, in acts related to trafficking in persons. These acts would include the following:

  • Confiscation of an employee’s passport
  • Restriction on an employee’s mobility
  • Abrupt or evasive repatriation of an employee
  • Deception of an employee regarding the work destination
  • Acts otherwise described in section 106(g) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 20005
  • The acts “otherwise described” include severe forms of trafficking in persons or procuring a commercial sex act during the period of time that the grant, contract, or cooperative agreement is in effect. They also include using forced labor in the performance of the grant,contract, or cooperative agreement. OIG is required to submit annual reports to Congress on human trafficking, due on January 15 in 2010 and 2011.

The review will determine whether (1) USAID/Afghanistan and selected contractors established sufficient controls to prevent trafficking of persons and (2) selected USAID/Afghanistan contractors and subcontractors engaged in trafficking-of-persons practices.

3 Public Law 110–457, enacted December 23, 2008. 4 OIG interprets “contracts” as including other types of awards. 5 22 U.S.C. 7104.


Source: Office of Inspector General - ANNUAL PLAN - FISCAL YEAR 2010

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