Tag Archives: improper payments

Improper Payments Go to Defunct Youth-Offender Program in Florida

It’s always a shame to see federal funds go to waste, and here’s another prime example. A post by BrowardBulldog.org in Florida reported on a recent audit that found that a defunct youth-offender program in the Miami area wasted a…

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Improper Payments Rate Nears Administration’s 3 Percent Goal

First of all, Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2014 proves to be a more healthy and prosperous year for everyone than last year. It will definitely be a more exciting, if not challenging, one for the grants community as we…

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Find Out What’s Happening To Limit Improper Payments

Now that the holiday shopping season is upon us, the last thing you want to do is fail to keep track of your personal finances? Overspending on gifts for your friends and family could get you in hot water when…

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Three Reasons Why Next Week Will Be Very Interesting

Some weeks are relatively humdrum. There’s not much going on, and I’ll spend several days in a row sitting in front of my computer, writing and editing articles. And then there are weeks like next week. Prepare to have the…

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Sneak Preview: Procedures Sought at USDA Agencies To Help Reduce Improper Payments

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Current eligibility procedures used by three Department of Agriculture agencies to determine eligibility for benefits are not preventing them from making improper payments to deceased individuals, according…

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Can’t Someone Get Some Privacy Around Here?

With all the hoo-hah over Edward Snowden and the National Security Administration, concerns about privacy are moving up on people’s priority lists. Not that this is directly related, but the Office of Management and Budget last week issued a memorandum…

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Working Our Way Up to 97 Percent

97 percent, huh? Can we really get that high? I’m pretty skeptical, but I wouldn’t mind if we reached that mark.

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Sneak Preview: Michigan Aims To Curb Medicaid Improper Payments

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Michigan health officials are developing an internal policies and practices manual for evaluating Medicaid payment rates for medical equipment and supplies after a recent Michigan Office of…

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Picking the Future of Grants at Random

As a kid, did you ever play the game where you spin a globe, close your eyes and say something like, “This is where I’m going to visit next?” Then you poke your finger onto the globe until it stops…

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Obama Pushes Forward on Do Not Pay Initiative

There may be many other pressing concerns — the federal debt, gun control, foreign wars, to name a few — but President Obama has ensured that reducing federal government improper payments remains high on his agenda.

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