Estimated improper payments by all Government agencies totaled $136.7 billion in fiscal year 2015. To reduce these payments—made “to the wrong entity, in the wrong amount, or for the wrong reason”—Congress has enacted legislation including the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA), Public Law 111-204.
IPERA, as amended by the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, requires each agency to assess the risk of, estimate, report, reduce, and recover improper payments. It also requires each OIG to conduct an annual audit to determine whether its agency has complied with the requirements.
We conducted our annual audit for fiscal year 2017 and determined that USAID complied with the requirements of IPERA as amended. We did not make any recommendations.