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Audit Initiated of DOT Controls Over Collection of Delinquent Debt

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The Office of Inspector General is initiating an audit of DOT’s controls over the collection of delinquent debt. In 1996, Congress passed the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 which enables agencies to implement a wide range of tools to maximize collection of delinquent debts owed to the Federal Government. Under the Act, if agencies are unable to collect debts within 180 days of delinquency, they must transfer the debt to the Department of Treasury’s Financial Management Services for additional collection action. Our objectives are to determine whether DOT (1) takes comprehensive action to collect delinquent debts, and (2) refers eligible delinquent debts to the Department of Treasury for collection.