New Audit Announcements

 
April 30, 2013

Audit Initiated of Improper Payment Oversight of FHWA ARRA Programs

Self-Initiated
Project ID: 13U3001F000
 
 
 

Summary

The Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) prevention and detection of improper payments in its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) programs. The Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 makes Federal agencies accountable for preventing and detecting improper payments within their programs. The more recent Improper Payment Elimination and Recovery Act, (2010) requires identification and estimation of improper payments. The Department of Transportation has identified FHWA’s Federal-aid Highway Programs as susceptible to significant improper payments. Our audit objective is to evaluate whether FHWA has adequate internal controls to prevent and detect improper payments to ARRA grant recipients.

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