The PITI-VITI Annual Report and Training Plan has been completed and approved by the United States Department of the Interior.

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  • Release date: February, 2011

PITI-VITI training consists of hands-on instruction for occupational groups or division/agency groups, based closely on participant performance requirements, and reinforced through on-the-job assessment and tutoring to effectively foster the application of the principles and concepts discussed in training to actual job performance. PITI-VITI has developed and implemented agency-specific organizational improvement training support aimed at improving employee skills in managing day-to-day business processes, resulting in increased organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Train-the-trainer strategies have established a growing cadre of government employees who are skilled and involved in training peers at work stations and in computer labs.

A representative sample of the PITI-VITI training curriculum includes:

Financial Management

  • Management Accountability and Control
  • Asset and Risk Management
  • Analysis and Planning for Information Systems
  • Budget Formulation and Execution
  • Performance-Based Budgeting

Accounting

  • Government Accounting
  • Fixed Asset Accounting
  • Enterprise Accounting
  • Revenue Accounting
  • Activity-Based Costing

Auditing

  • Performance Auditing
  • Financial Auditing
  • Compliance Auditing and Questioned Costs
  • Audit Management and Follow-Up
  • Formulating Audit Objectives

Leadership and Management

  • Leadership: Change, Challenge and Empowerment
  • Managing for Results
  • Management Analysis
  • Performance Measurement
  • Techniques for Improving Organizational Performance
  • Project Management
  • Program Evaluation

Human Resource Management

  • Performance Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Classification and Compensation Systems
  • Train-the-Trainer Programs
  • Succession Planning

Federal Grants Management

  • Obtaining and Implementing Federal Grants
  • Administrative Requirements and Cost Principles
  • Procurement and Contracting under Federal Grants

A key component of the PITI-VITI program is the delivery of job and program specific training for insular government employees, primarily in the area of financial management, which supports insular government reform initiatives. This training is based on assessments developed and conducted in close collaboration with the insular human resource development offices and targets specific employees government-wide. Priority is given to functional departments and units that have responsibilities for financial management. In addition, priority is given to projects that are well defined in terms of outcomes by the insular governments, and where it is determined that the environment will allow for performance improvement in the workplace. Special emphasis is placed on building the capacity of the public auditor functions of the insular governments. With DOI/OIA's intentions to base the level of assistance that each insular government receives in part on the "strength" of the public auditor, strong competence in the public auditing sector is considered a critical success factor.

Base training programs for each jurisdiction are developed in response to requests by the governments expressing a human resource development need or in response to a training need in support of FMIP initiatives. Often, these are rapid response programs that address a specific requirement or priority that a government has identified. Flexibility to respond to such needs is necessary to accommodate the often emerging or changing priorities within governments, and has been well received by the governments.

The areas that the individual government plans to address in the base training programs include:

  1. Public Auditor Capacity Development
  2. Financial Management
  3. Grants Management
  4. Governmental Accounting
  5. Leadership and Management Development, and
  6. Project Management