Last June the Subcommittee held a hearing to assess agencies’ compliance with the reporting requirements of the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (agencies were required by the Act to begin reporting in FY 2004). The purpose of this hearing is to discuss the success or failure of agencies’ to report and/or reduce improper payments in their FY 2005 Performance and Accountability Reports; and to discuss whether or not the various ways in which agencies measure improper payments is accurately depicting the magnitude of the problem.
Director, Financial Management and Assurance Team
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Assistant Secretary for Budget, Technology and Finance
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Social Security Administration