President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

The President’s Interagency Task Force

The President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) is a cabinet-level entity created by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, which consists of some 15 agencies across the federal government responsible for coordinating U.S. government-wide efforts to combat trafficking in persons.

At each annual meeting, agencies report on progress made in various priority areas – victim services, rule of law, procurement and supply chains, and public awareness and outreach. The agencies of the PITF include the following:

Department of State (DOS)

Department of the Treasury (Treasury)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Department of Labor (DOL)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Department of Education (ED)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Domestic Policy Council (DPC)

National Security Council (NSC)

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Senior Policy Operating Group

The TVPA, as amended in 2003, established the Senior Policy Operating Group (SPOG), which consists of senior officials designated as representatives of the PITF agencies. The SPOG brings together federal agencies that address all aspects of human trafficking. Five standing committees meet regularly to advance substantive areas of the SPOG’s work: Research & Data, Grantmaking, Public Awareness & Outreach, Victims Services, and Procurement & Supply Chains.

A portrait of shared and individual agency accomplishments as they relate to Administration-wide priorities and strategic objectives can be found here:

 

12/01/17  Report on U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]

Additional information and websites for PITF agencies can be found here.