DoD is not in compliance with five of the six main requirements of the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, an IG audit has found, the exception being reporting improper payment rates of less than 10 percent.

It said DoD failed to: fully report on such payments and recapture efforts in its annual financial report by the deadline; report a risk assessment of each program’s susceptibility to significant improper payments; publish statistically valid improper payment estimates for two programs, DoD Travel Pay and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Travel Pay; meet the requirements to achieve the reduction target in those two programs; or include planned or actual completion dates for corrective actions for all programs that report improper payments.

The report said management agreed with recommendations including that it coordinate with components to verify that all programs are assessed for risk; ensure that reduction targets for DoD Travel Pay and USACE Travel Pay programs are achievable and are reported accurately; and issue guidance on reporting and submit a  plan to Congress describing actions to become compliant.