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 (IPERIA), 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.
To meet the audit objective, OIG conducted its annual audit sought to determine whether USAID complied with the requirements of IPERA as amended by the IPERIA. We evaluated the accuracy and completeness of USAID’s reporting and performance in reducing and recapturing improper payments. We found that USAID complied with the requirements of IPERA as amended by the IPERIA, and did not make any recommendations.