improper payments

The Obama Administration is launching a new aggregated database and online tool intended to help federal agencies identify and prevent duplicate or improper payments.

Called Do Not Pay, the new tool will attempt to make it easier for agencies to avoid sending funds out to dead people or entering into contracts with companies who have attempted to defraud the government. Keep reading →

Much of what the federal government spends each year are benefit payments to individuals. As a recent inspector general report showed, many times those payments go to the wrong people, or are made in the wrong amounts, and in some cases to people who are no longer alive. Keep reading →

This article was adapted from a blog posted on The White House Office of Management and Budget website by Deputy Director for Management and Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients.

The Washington Post ran a story Friday about an inspector general report that showed that from 2006 to 2010, the Office of Personnel Management paid $601 million to retirees who are dead. Keep reading →