A defense contractor that created fake invoices, pays the government $50 million. OPM has elevated is office of diversity and inclusion. And, if given a choice, virtual still beats out in-person/indoors.
Moving quickly on directions from Congress, the Trump Administration dissolved what had been DoD's third highest-ranking position during its last week in office. The Biden Administration hasn't yet decided if it wants to alter those plans.
NSF’s Payments and Analytics Branch has created an open-source predictive model to flag potential improper payments, and is looking to share its work with other grant-giving agencies.
The newly-reported improper payments come a year after a similar testing overhaul flagged billions of dollars in potentially unsupportable payments in DoD's military pay accounts.
Predictive analytics can help detect internal and external failures.
The IRS this year has been blessed - or maybe it's cursed - to live in interesting times. Delayed filings, getting millions of checks out under the pandemic stimulus CARES Act, having nearly all of its employees telework.
IRS staff members knew ahead of time that some of the individual payments for pandemic relief would go to the deceased because of how timely vital records data comes in from Social Security.
Gary Shiffman, who teaches security studies at Georgetown University, argues that the right screening applied at the right time would prevent the improper payments in programs like those under the CARES Act.
Improper payments to prisoners and the deceased amounted to 0.04% of CARES Act dollars.
Dave Lebryk, the Treasury Department's fiscal assistant secretary, said the IRS has already recovered about 70% of the $1.6 billion in improper payments to the deceased and expects the agency to find more returned checks in its backlog of unopened mail.
Organizations that represent IRS managers and employees say they haven’t been given much detail on the agency resuming more of its operations.
IRS Commissioner Chuck reopening processing and call centers will require some employees to work different shifts in order to meet social distancing recommendations.
The IRS moved and the Treasury Department rushed to get millions of payments out to the public in the week and months after Congress passed the CARES Act, but in doing so sent more than a million payments to people who have died.
The Republican Study Committee has joined a growing number of congressional members calling for hiring and pay changes designed to help the federal workforce better respond to the coronavirus pandemic.