ABSTRACT

Improper Payments: Improvements Needed to Ensure Reliability and Accuracy in DOE's Risk Assessments and Reporting, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "Improper payments--payments that should not have been made or were made in an incorrect amount--are a significant problem in the federal government. Agencies are required to perform risk assessments to identify programs that are susceptible to significant improper payments. House Report 115-697 included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review DOE's [Department of Energy] system for tracking improper payments. This report examines the extent to which (1) the amounts reported in DOE's AFRs [agency financial reports] for fiscal years 2015 through 2019 were accurate and complete, and (2) its fiscal year 2018 risk assessment provided a reasonable basis for its risk determination. GAO reviewed DOE's improper payment reporting for fiscal years 2015 through 2019 and its fiscal year 2018 risk assessment, and reviewed documents and interviewed officials from 10 of 48 reporting sites selected to provide a range of sites and about half of fiscal year 2018 reported improper payments."

Report Number:
GAO-20-442
Publisher:
Date:
2020-06
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
Help with citations