Cablegate: Tripoli - Certification of Consular Management Controls
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CAIRO FOR RCO CHRIS ROWAN
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SUBJECT: TRIPOLI - CERTIFICATION OF CONSULAR MANAGEMENT CONTROLS
1. Embassy Tripoli completed our certification of consular
management controls on February 28, 2010. Yael Lempert, A/DCM
and Consular Chief (FS-01) has certified the successful
completion of this management review.
2. The results of the review follow:
A. Inventory Count and Reconciliation of Accountable Consular
Items: The Consular Chief and RSO Robert Kimbrough conducted a
comprehensive count of the inventory of accountable consular
supplies on February 28, 2010. Post is using the AI module to
maintain its inventory of accountable consular items, and the
physical number of items on hand reconciles with inventory
B. Guidance: All consular officers are familiar with and have
access to basic consular references and instructions. The
consular chief checks classified e-mail daily, and all consular
officers have access to classified e-mail.
C. CST Management: Post has reviewed its CST tables and is in
D. Physical Access: Post is in compliance with all Physical
Access requirements with the following exception: (#1) Post was
allowing LES to arrive and enter the section in the morning 5-10
minutes before any cleared Americans were present. Post has
corrected this and now requires a cleared American to arrive
first and open up each morning.
E. Access to Personally Identifiable Information: Post is in
F. Control/Reconciliation/Destruction of Controlled Items:
Post has reviewed procedures and is in full compliance.
G. Cash Accountability: Post has reviewed procedures and
files, and is in full compliance.
H. Periodic Comparison of MRV Fees and NIV Applications: Post
is in full compliance.
I. Referral System: Post has reviewed procedures and is in
J. Training: Post is in full compliance, with the following
exception: (#1) ACO has not yet taken PC-400 or PC-417. She will
do so immediately.
K. Standards of Employee Conduct: Post has reviewed
procedures, and is in full compliance, except for the following:
(#1) While all Consular staff recuse themselves from any and all
involvement with a case in which there may be a real or
perceived conflict of interest, we did not have a written policy
on this topic. Upon realizing we needed a written policy, we
posted one in the section, and all Consular employees reviewed
L. Namecheck and Clearance Reviews: Post is in full
M. Visa Lookout Accountability: Post is in full compliance.
N. Intake, Review and Screening: Post has reviewed
procedures, and is in full compliance.
O. Oversight of Processing: Post is in full compliance, with
the following exceptions: (#1) Consular chief has no line of
sight view of print stations, due to the physical layout of the
section. However, vice-consul has direct line of sight view of
the print stations, and (#2) Post has never conducted an
unannounced visit to the office of our panel physician. We will
do so in the coming months.
P. Biometric Collection: Post has reviewed procedures, and is
in full compliance.
Q. Photo Standards: Post is in full compliance.
R. Visa Adjudication Oversight: Post has reviewed procedures,
and is in full compliance.
S. Files: Since Post began NIV processing, we have been using
the electronic DS-160 application. Thus, we have no NIV files.
We do not process IV's. All of our ACS files are managed
appropriately, in accordance with regulations.
T. Passports and CRBA's: Post has reviewed procedures, and is
in full compliance.
U. Fraud Prevention Programs: Post has a designated Fraud
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Prevention Manager. However, as a relatively new section, which
only started full NIV issuance in April 2009, we are still
developing our anti-fraud procedures and FPU. We currently
operate on an ad hoc basis vis-`-vis fraud, dealing with fraud
cases as each arises. Our FPM is currently working on developing
written criteria for referring cases for investigations and
creating a more fulsome FPU.
V. Wilberforce Act: Post is in full compliance.
W. Oversight of Applicant Service Centers: Not applicable, as
Tripoli has no ASC's.
X. Consular Agents: Not applicable, as Tripoli has no