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Report 2018-003-AOIG - Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act P.L. 112-248 (IPERIA)

Fiscal Year: 
2018
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 at least every 3 years.  For programs reporting improper payment estimates that do not meet the statutory threshold, 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.