The Social Security Administration’s Reporting of High-dollar Overpayments Under Executive Order 13520 in Fiscal Year 2013

Date: 
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Report Number: 
A-15-13-13115
Report Type: 
Audit Report
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As part of Executive Order 13520, each agency head is required to submit a quarterly report on high-dollar overpayments identified by the agency. The report shall describe any actions the agency has taken, or plans to take, to recover improper payments as well as any actions the agency intends to take to prevent improper payments from occurring in the future.

Our objective was to review the Accountable Official’s Quarterly High-dollar Overpayment Report 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 2012 and March, June, and September 2013. We also determined whether the (1) method used to identify high-dollar overpayments detected overpayments that met the Executive Order criteria and (2) Agency complied with all requirements of the Executive Order.