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Report 2017-004-AOIG - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s FY 2016 Compliance with the Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA), as amended by the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act P.L. 111-204 (IPERA), and the Improper Payments

Fiscal Year: 
2017
Executive Summary: 

The IPERIA requires agencies and entities, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), with improper payment estimates that do not meet the statutory thresholds to report an estimate of the annual amount and rate of improper payments, as well as reduction targets in their annual Agency Financial Reports (AFRs) or Performance and Accountability Reports (PARs) per M-15-02 Part IA 9 Step 4c (page 16). These agencies also are required to conduct a risk assessment to identify programs/activities that may be susceptible to significant improper payments. If an agency determines that it is not at high risk for significant improper payments, then risk assessments are required every 3 years. If no programs are at risk for significant improper payments, the other requirements on annual reduction targets, corrective action plans, etc. are not applicable. Additionally, small agencies should have a payment recapture program in place.