Tag Archives: improper payments

University of Florida To Pay Around $19.9M in False Claims Settlement

This came across our desks recently and serves as a perfect example of what NOT to do as a grant recipient. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the University of Florida has agreed to pay almost $19.9 million to…

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Improper Payments Down for School Meal Programs

This is a step in the right direction. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recently announced that improper payments in the nation’s school meals programs are down.

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Sneak Preview: OMB Amends Improper Payment Guidance Under Circular A-123

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Office of Management and Budget recently issued a memo that implements a new “improper payment compliance framework” for federal agencies. By amending Appendix C of OMB…

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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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