Afghan National Police: More than $300 Million in Annual, U.S.-funded Salary Payments Is Based on Partially Verified or Reconciled Data
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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Since 2002, the U.S. government has provided more than 15 billion to train, equip, and sustain the Afghan National Police ANP. In 2002, the United States and other international donors established the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan LOTFA, administered by the United Nations Development Programme UNDP, to fund ANP salaries and other payroll costs. As of July 2014, the international community had contributed 3.6 billion to the fund, with the United States contributing 1.3 billion of the total. In March 2014, the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan CSTC-A reported that the ANP had 152,678 assigned personnel, filling 97 percent of the force s 157,000 authorized positions. Although the Afghan Ministry of Interior MOI and the ANP collect personnel and payroll data, CSTC-A and UNDP are required to verify this data. Accurate data is necessary for the Afghan government to ensure the security and stability of the country for example, by providing police full and accurate salary payments and for the United States and others to determine funding levels and transition strategy as the Afghan National Security Forces assume control over security in Afghanistan at the end of 2014. The objectives of this audit were to assess 1 the processes by which CSTC-A, UNDP, and the Afghan government collect personnel and payroll data for ANP personnel assigned and present-for-duty 2 how CSTC-A, UNDP, and the Afghan government store, access, transfer, and use this data and 3 the extent to which CSTC-A, UNDP, and the Afghan government verify and reconcile ANP personnel and payroll data to determine the accuracy of the data.
- Administration and Management
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations