Peace Corps Reorganization in the Eastern Caribbean.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV
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In the fall 1988, the Peace Corps initially decided to split management responsibility for the Eastern Caribbean Between Antigua and Grenada in an attempt to alleviate management and operational problems. While the Department of State informally supported the reorganization, the Peace Corps was not aware that it needed to obtain formal State Department approval as required by a presidential directive. Because of this misunderstanding, the Peace Corps did not fully implement the reorganization. In November 1989, the Peace Corps changed its original plan based on a new evaluation of its operations in the Eastern Caribbean which recommended that the Peace Corps reduce over time the number of volunteers in the Leeward Islands. This change would enable the agency to consolidate management responsibility for its operations in the region on St. Lucia, which is centrally located in the Windward Islands and is under the administrative jurisdiction of the U.S. Embassy in Barbados. Peace Corps sought and received the required State Department approval for this change
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