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 Communications Officer:

Tanisha Gill – Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 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

Kimberly Benion - Social Security Administration, OIG 

Chikara Mbah –  Environmental Protection Agency, OIG

Stephanie Christian – Department of Labor, OIG

Sean Velarides – Department of Defense, OIG

Melissa Bradley – Department of Justice, 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: March 5, 2024 “Risk Assessment for Annual Audit Planning” 1:00pm – 3:00pm

What risks small and large OIGs consider as a part of their annual audit/work planning to select the audit areas for the agency. Panelists will share tools and different types of matrixes used on how to choose what audits to select. Panelists will cover best practices and lessons learned (look back). This is a great opportunity to learn about the annual audit planning from different OIGs perspectives.

Registration will be open until February 29, 2024, 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. – Register for the Session.

Past CCL Sessions

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.