Three Keys to Making Do Not Pay Program a Success

October 7, 2012

Eliminating improper payments has been a key objective of the federal government for the past 10 years, beginning in 2002 with the issuance of the Improper Payments Information Act and Recovery Auditing Act.

Over the past decade, the Office of Management and Budget has provided guidance to assist agencies with implementing these laws and has monitored progress during this time. Despite the requirements, guidance and efforts that agencies have put forth, improper payments remain a sizable challenge, with an estimated $115 billion in improper payments reported for fiscal 2011.

Given the state of the federal budget and debt, this is a problem that must be addressed — in fact, the taxpayers are demanding it.


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