The CIGIE Connect, Collaborate, and Learn (CCL) series are free virtual sessions that provide the OIG community a forum to share best practices, experiences, tools, and lessons learned with performing their daily work tasks. Topics of interest are identified by members of the CIGIE CCL planning group and members of the OIG community. These free 2-hour informative sessions are held quarterly and attendees typically receive 2 CPEs.


About CCL

Background: Due to COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to a virtual working environment, the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) Connect, Collaborate, and Learn (CCL) was established in 2020 to help auditors conduct daily work tasks in a virtual environment. CCL provides a platform for the OIG community to enhance and improve their technical skills by sharing best practices, experiences, tools and lessons learned.  These 2-hour sessions are held quarterly and led by experienced speakers representing various OIGs.  Topics of interest were identified by members of the CCL workgroup and members of the OIG community. Attendees receive 2 free CPEs.

Vision: CCL aspires to create learning opportunities for the OIG community to advance technical skills and job performance through collaborative and interactive training sessions.

Mission: To provide a platform for the OIG community to share to best practices, experiences, tools and lessons learned.

Goals: The CIGIE CCL goals and objectives are to:

  • Identify topics of interest and current challenges for the OIG community
  • Facilitate the sharing of audit knowledge, insights, best practices, tools, and lessons learned amongst the OIG community
  • Enhance the understanding and improve the technical skills
  • Create networking and collaboration opportunities in the OIG community

The CCL Team

CIGIE CCL Leaders:

Brittany Banks - Architect of the Capitol, OIG

Anna Elias - United States Agency for International Development, OIG

CIGIE CCL Planning Team:

Lucine Willis - Small Business Administration, OIG

Bruce Gallus - Smithsonian, OIG

Miranda Zona - Department of Defense, OIG

Justin Symonds - Department of Defense, OIG

Terry Gibson - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, OIG

Loretta Atkinson - Department of Homeland Security, OIG

Danny Urquijo - Department of Homeland Security, OIG

Teklay Legese - Department of Transportation, OIG

Usmaan Khan - Small Business Administration, OIG


The CCL Team Meeting Schedule

The CCL planning group meets on a monthly basis to discuss and plan future CCL topics and sessions.  Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm EST.

Due to COVID and our dispersed workforce, meetings are held virtually, via VTC (with a dial-in teleconference option).

CCL Session Information

Upcoming CCL Sessions:  February 8th, 2023 Effective Communication When Conducting Audits, Evaluations, and Inspections 1:00-3:00pm

Auditors and evaluators must communicate with the auditee throughout the project to ensure objectives, fieldwork, and findings and conclusions are understood. Effective communication helps ensure that project objectives are met. This session will focus on the following topics:

  • Communication throughout the audit/evaluation phases (including: entrance conference, exits, interviews, notice of findings and recommendations, etc.)
  • Communication & Timeframes – how often we communicate, lack of communication, too much communication, when to involve the senior management etc.
  • Building Relationships – importance of building relationship with the auditee, how to deal with the combatant and nonresponsive the auditee, etc.

Registration will be open until February 7, 2023 or once registration reaches capacity, whichever occurs first. You must be individually registered to participate and receive CPE. There will be no waitlist or substitutions.  – Click Here to Register   

Past CCL Sessions

October 12, 2022 - Audit Planning for Disaster Relief and Emergency Response Funding - YouTube 

July 13th, 2022 - The Power of Data Analytics - YouTube

March 16, 2022 - What’s the 411? Information Technology Audits - YouTube

Jan 12, 2021 - Use of Technology in Remote Auditing - YouTube

April 28, 2021 - Designing and Analyzing Surveys - YouTube

Aug 11, 2021 - Contracting Process and Contractual Oversight - YouTube

Nov 10, 2021 - Ask the Editors: OIG Audit Report Writing - YouTube

CCL Topic Submissions

The CIGIE CCL workgroup wants to hear about topics that might interest our OIG community (any challenges, auditing interests, best practices…. etc) .

Please submit your topics of interest by clicking this link.

CCL Contact and How to Join?

The CIGIE CCL welcomes active participants across the OIG community.  If you would like to join, please complete the CCL contact form.  We look forward to welcoming you.