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U.S. Department of Agriculture Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 Review for Fiscal Year 2013

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
We performed a required review of USDA’s fiscal year (FY) 2013 Agency Financial Report (AFR) and accompanying information to determine whether the agency was compliant with the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002, as amended in 2010.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Establish a process to document USDA’s communications related to its IPIA activities with OMB and other officials responsible for oversight, such as Congress.

For programs that did not comply with IPIA for 1 year, submit a plan to the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee of the U.S. Senate and the Committee on Oversight and Governmental Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives describing the actions that the agency will take to become compliant.

For programs that did not comply with IPIA for 3 consecutive years, submit to Congress reauthorization proposals or proposed statutory changes necessary to bring these programs into compliance.

Revise the presentation of the “sampling process” section in USDA’s AFR to ensure readers are able to find each program's most current sampling methods.