Executive Order 13520, Reducing Improper Payments

Background

Executive Order 13520 and the Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-10-13 (pdf, 193kb) require the head of each agency with programs susceptible to significant improper payments under the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 to submit to the agency's Inspector General and the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, and make available to the public, a report on any high-dollar overpayments identified by the agency.

A high-dollar overpayment can be made to an individual or an entity. A high-dollar overpayment is any payment that is in excess of 50 percent of the correct amount of the intended payment under the following circumstances:

  1. Where the total payment to an individual exceeds $5,000 as a single payment or in cumulative payments for the quarter; or
  2. Where the payment to an entity exceeds $25,000 as a single payment or in cumulative payments for the quarter.

Reports

Last updated: February 05, 2013

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