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Kelman: let feds vote on programs to kill

Your agency needs to know what programs are wasting money so it can fix them. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose spoke with former federal procurement policy chief Steve Kelman about his idea to let federal employees vote for programs to be eliminated.

Tags: Steve Kelman , management , In Depth , Francis Rose , Harvard , government waste

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:56pm EDT
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Improper payment oversight improves

Obama administration officials told Congress agencies are taking a more aggressive stance than ever in their efforts to cut improper payments. The White House has set a goal of reducing such payments by $50 billion by next fiscal year.

Tags: Congress , management , OMB , USDA , Danny Werfel , Richard Gregg , Calvin Scovel , Jacob Lew , Treasury Department , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:53am EDT
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Lawmakers call for review of DoD improper payments

Thirteen lawmakers sent a letter to DoD urging greater efforts to eliminate improper payments.

Tags: DoD , Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act , Tom Carper , Congress , Jolie Lee

Friday - 04/29/2011, 04:38pm EDT

Platts calls for more controls over improper payments

The chairman of the subcommittee on federal financial management said legislation may be needed to ensure agency accounting procedures are focusing on stopping improper payments. He said progress across the government is good, but more tools are necessary. OMB is testing the Do Not Pay List and plans to launch the full portal in 2012.

Tags: management , Todd Platts , Danny Werfel , OMB , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , SSA , CMS , DoD , VA , DHS , Do Not Pay List , Recovery audits , internal controls , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 08:25am EDT
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CMS to take on improper payments in new way

The agency plans to follow the model credit card companies use to identify potential problems on the front end instead of trying to chase down the money after the fact. CMS accounts for about 46 percent of all improper payments across the government. Overall, OMB wants to reduce the governmentwide error rate to 4.18 percent by 2013.

Tags: management , technology , Kay Daly , George Mills , Judith Oliveira , David Sidari , OMB , GAO , CMS , SSA , HUD , HHS , recovery auditing , predictive modeling , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 07:47am EDT
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Tips for reducing improper payments

Reducing improper payments is important to any agency or company. Dave Dantus and Russell Keziere from Pegasystems offer tips.
February 15, 2011

Tags: Dave Dantus , Pegasystems , Russell Keziere , John Gilroy , ARMATURE

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 12:20pm EST
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Platts zeroes in on agency financials

House oversight subcommittee will kick off the financial management agenda next week.

Tags: management , Financial management , Todd Platts , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , GAO , OMB , Ed Towns , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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TSP board buys $1.5M program to stop improper payments

TSP Board's Tom Trabucco describes the news system aimed at preventing another improper payment that happened earlier in the month.

Tags: pay and benefits , Thrift Savings Plan , Tom Trabucco , technology , Dorobek Insider , Federal Times

Monday - 01/31/2011, 04:15pm EST
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HHS, Justice turning up heat on fraudsters

New rule published today details how the government will go from chasing criminals to using data and other tools to stop them as Medicare and Medicaid fraud is happening. The agencies report returning $4 billion back to the government in 2010, a 50 percent increase compared to 2009.

Tags: management , Kathleen Sebelius , Thomas Perrelli , Gerry Roy , Donald Berwick , Peter Budetti , HHS , Justice , CMS , Medicare and Medicaid , fraud , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 07:04am EST
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New governmentwide financial systems on tap

OMB controller Danny Werfel said the Treasury Department should be finished testing and analyzing systems in the next six months. The CFO Council highlights priorities for 2011, and among them is the further reduction of improper payments. Werfel said agencies will begin using the software tool first utilized by the Recovery Board to identify potential problems.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , OMB , GAO , DoD , Treasury , CMS , Financial management , audit opinion , CFO Council , Recovery Act , forensic auditing , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 06:47am EST
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