2017 Emergency Assistance for Honeybee Claims
Require both State offices to review the $293,801 of miscalculated honeybee payments and take appropriate corrective actions, per FSA instructions.
Ensure the State office completes its review of the remaining $2.37 million in honeybee payments in PY 2017 and takes appropriate corrective actions, per FSA instructions.
Ensure the State office completes its review of the $3.30 million payments in PY 2018 and takes appropriate corrective actions, per FSA instructions.
Amend FSA Handbook 1-ELAP to provide clear examples similar to those that FSA county officials regularly experience with honeybee applications—for example, multiple loss events, inventory additions, and inventory reductions. In addition, update the handbook to require the district director reviews to include honeybee applications and associated honeybee payment calculation worksheets for accuracy.
Develop and present training on proper payment calculations for honeybee claims to all FSA State and county office staff. This training should include any handbook revisions established in response to Recommendation 4.