With an increase in federal payouts, comes an increase in improper payments

The government-wide improper payment rate crept up last year, because of programs spawned by the pandemic. The Office of Management and Budget found that improper payments grew most under the Federal-State Unemployment Insurance program, which saw its improper payment rate reach nearly 19%. Eight points higher than pre-pandemic rates. For a closer look, Federal News Network’s Jory Heckman spoke with the former deputy executive director of the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, now a principal at Grant Thornton, Linda Miller.