Over half (14) of 24 agencies were noncompliant with one or more criteria under the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA) for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. Nine of those agencies have not been compliant since the implementation of IPERA in 2011. The 14 noncompliant agencies reported that a total of “58 programs were responsible for the identified instances of noncompliance in fiscal year 2017.” Of those 58, 18 of those programs have been noncompliant for 3 or more consecutive years, and 14 of the 18 consecutive noncompliant programs accounted for an estimated $74.4 billion of the $141 billion total estimated improper payments for fiscal year 2017.
This report examines the extent to which:
1. Agencies complied with IPERA criteria for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, and the trends evident since 2011, as reported by their IGs;
2. Agencies addressed requirements for programs reported as noncompliant with IPERA criteria for 3 or more consecutive years, as of fiscal year 2016, and communicated their strategies to Congress for reducing improper payments and achieving compliance; and
3. OMB made determinations regarding whether additional funding would help agency programs reported as noncompliant with IPERA criteria for 2 consecutive years, as of fiscal years 2016 and 2017, come into compliance.Read the full report