SSA’s Reporting of High-dollar Overpayments Under Executive Order 13520 in Fiscal Year 2012

Date: 
Friday, December 28, 2012
Report Number: 
A-15-13-13068
Report Type: 
Audit Report
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On November 20, 2009, the President issued Executive Order 13520. As part of the Executive Order, each agency head is required to submit to the agency’s OIG and the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency a quarterly report on high-dollar overpayments identified by the agency, subject to Federal privacy policies. The audit's objective was to review the Accountable Official’s Quarterly High-Dollar Overpayment Reports to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), as required by Executive Order 13520, Reducing Improper Payments and Eliminating Waste in Federal Programs, for the quarters ended December 2011 and March, June, and September 2012 and determine whether the (1) method used for identifying high-dollar overpayments detected overpayments meeting the Executive Order criteria and (2) Agency complied with all requirements of the Executive Order.