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.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) suggested giving the IRS $2 billion under the Technology Modernization Fund and then letting agencies use the savings from the tax agency for other projects.
Improper payments to prisoners and the deceased amounted to 0.04% of CARES Act dollars.
The work resulted in the rescue of 25 children and the arrest of the site administrator. Team members are finalists in this year’s Service to America Medals program.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a bicameral group of Democrats say top leadership vacancies at the Federal Emergency Management Agency are unacceptable.
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.
Officials who want to finally trigger the long-predicted brain drain from federal agencies can probably do it rather quickly.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Defense Secretary Mark Esper bans photographs from being used in the process to promote officers and enlisted service members.
The federal fourth quarter spending spree is in full swing with agencies expected to spend more money during the last three months of 2020 than they have spent in the previous five years during the final quarter of the fiscal year.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson wants to know what DHS is doing to keep employees safe.