GAO Findings Point to Government Waste in Programs

US Government Accountability Office Current Findings Report Findings as of June 2016 (PDF) Reducing Government-wide Improper Payments An improper payment is any payment that should not have been made or that was made in an incorrect amount (including overpayments and underpayments) under statutory, contractual, administrative, or other legally applicable requirements. Reducing improper payments—such as payments to ineligible recipients or duplicate payments—is critical to safeguarding federal funds, but the federal government has consistently been unable to determine the full extent of improper payments and whether its actions to reduce them are appropriate. Summary: Improper payments have consistently been a government-wide issue … Continue reading