Partner Vetting Pilot Program - Rulemaking and FAQs

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State (State) are implementing a coordinated Partner Vetting System (PVS) pilot program that was congressionally mandated in the FY 2012 Appropriations Act.  USAID is implementing the pilot program in Guatemala, Kenya, Lebanon, the Philippines, and Ukraine.  USAID’s pilot program includes the vetting of U.S. and non-U.S. persons, and applies a risk-based approach.  Under the pilot program, USAID will test vetting policies and procedures, evaluate the resources required for vetting, and seek input from implementing partners, Congress, and other stakeholders about the impact of vetting on USAID-funded delivery of foreign assistance.  The FY 2012 Appropriations Act, and related acts, also requires a joint USAID/State report to Congress following completion of the pilot program that evaluates the estimated timeline and criteria for evaluating PVS for expansion.

Please find attached a link to both acquisition and assistance final rules as well as FAQs on the PVS Pilot.  If you have any additional questions regarding Pilot Vetting at USAID please contact: