The Social Security Administration’s Plan to Reduce Improper Payments Under Executive Order 13520, as Reported in April 2014

Date: 
Monday, September 29, 2014
Report Number: 
A-15-14-14127
Report Type: 
Audit Report
Office Affiliation: 

On November 20, 2009, the President signed Executive Order 13520 to reduce improper payments by intensifying efforts to eliminate payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse in major Government-administered programs, while continuing to ensure that Federal programs serve and provide access to their intended beneficiaries. The Executive Order provides, in part, that when the Government makes payments to individuals and businesses, such as program beneficiaries, grantees, or contractors, or on behalf of program beneficiaries, it must make every effort to confirm that the right recipient is receiving the right payment.

The purpose of this report was to review the Social Security Administration Accountable Official’s Annual Report to the Office of the Inspector General, as required by Executive Order 13520, Reducing Improper Payments, and determine whether the (1) figures presented were accurate and (2) Agency complied with all requirements of the Executive Order.