View of Trunk Bay
View of Trunk Bay on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Office of Insular Affairs

The Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs and the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) carry out the Secretary’s responsibilities for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, OIA administers and oversees federal assistance under the Compacts of Free Association to the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.

Pandemic operating status: OIA remained fully operational during the coronavirus pandemic and is now working through a phased approach to reopen its offices while following current CDC guidance for disease prevention in public places and workspaces. All OIA staff remain accessible through email.