COVID-19: More Can Be Done to Mitigate Risk to Unemployment Compensation Under The CARES Act [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Document: "This report presents the results of the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) audit of the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) planning for and initial implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs. On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act. The expanded UI benefits under the CARES Act required ETA to implement major changes to the existing system including establishing six new programs -- each with the intent of providing expanded UI benefits to Americans who are unable to work as a direct result of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. These expanded UI benefits are estimated to cost $260 billion and are funded by the federal government. The billions of dollars involved have significantly increased the risk for fraud, waste, and abuse in UI programs."
Department of Labor, Office of the Inspector General, Report No. 19-20-008-03-315