U.S. Department of the Interior employee Beth Schubert is the Office of Inspector General’s program coordinator for its Insular Areas Capacity Building Program. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) serves as the comptroller in the United States insular areas of Guam, CNMI, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa, and has audit responsibilities in the Federated States of Micronesia, The Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. Beth is the first full time coordinator for the program.
Beth is responsible for all OIG training and technical assistance in the insular islands and has launched a U.S. based training in OIG’s Colorado location, which is now in its fifth year. The training is available to Offices of the Public Auditor employees involved in audits and evaluations. Upon completion of this year’s program, 51 employees will have been trained onsite in Colorado, as well as numerous others through island-specific trainings during the past few years.
Beth started her federal career as an intern with the Department of the Interior in 2003, joining the OIG’s Colorado office in 2008. In 2010, she accepted a 2-year assignment located in Honolulu, and has worked in the islands on and off since 2010. In 2012, she became a supervisor, overseeing performance audits. During that time, she continued to work with the insular areas’ offices and has had the pleasure to visit the beautiful islands of American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Palau, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Yap, and now CNMI.
Beth holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado, as well as master’s degree policy management from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Her bachelor’s degree is in business administration with a specialization in finance from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She is a certified fraud examiner.
Beth Schubert: APIPA 2020 Course Listing Current Time Zone: Guam (GMT+10) Change
Mark Lee Greenblatt, Inspector General, U.S. Department of the Interior – Owning Your Work: Being the First Line of Defense Against Fraud
As Government employees, we are dedicated to finding and resolving many issues in the public sector—including waste, fraud, and abuse. Awareness is the key to identifying many of these issues, and it starts with YOU. U.S. Department of the Interior Inspector General Mark Lee Greenblatt will discuss how leading your team and encouraging ownership of the mission will help your office successfully fulfill its oversight goals.
Elizabeth Schubert and Steve Determan, U.S. Department of the Interior – Fraud Awareness and Cautionary Tales
Fraud can have a devastating impact on any program or organization, especially in small Island communities. This course will cover fraud basics, fraud risk, red flags, and what you can do to help prevent and detect fraud. We will then dive into some case studies and discuss what happens when fraud does occur, and lessons learned in those instances.
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