Senate Bill Gets Tough On Federal Payment Errors

Law360, New York (July 25, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT) -- U.S. Senator Thomas Carper, D-Del., floated a bill Friday aimed at cracking down on federal payment errors by requiring federal agencies to better monitor improper contractor compensation and boost efforts to recover improper payments.

The Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2011 is part of ongoing efforts by Congress and the White House to rein in improper payments, after federal agencies revealed that they made about $125 billion in payment errors in 2010.

The bill, S. 1409, updates the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery...
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