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Review of DOT’s Reporting of Improper Payments Under Executive Order 13520

Office of Management and Budget

On September 12, 2012, we issued our memorandum on DOT's High Dollar Improper Payments Identified during the Quarter Ending December 31, 2011.  Executive Order 13520 requires the IG to review their agencies’ reports and provide recommendations to agency heads for improvements to their improper payment corrective action plans.  We reviewed the report for accuracy and compliance with OMB Circular A-123 Appendix C requirements.  We did not identify any additional high-dollar overpayments that DOT should have reported for the quarter ending December 31, 2011.  The report contained the required information, except for:  (1) whether the improper payments were made by individuals or entities; and (2) the actions taken to prevent improper payments in future.  DOT included this information in its fiscal year 2011 Agency Financial Report.  We are not making any recommendations at this time.