The GSA fell short of compliance on one of six requirements under the Improper Payments Acts by failing to meet its reduction target for the rental of space program, and thus is not in compliance, an IG report has said.
Laws targeting improper payments enacted in 2002, 2010 and 2012 require agencies to review their programs and identify those susceptible to significant improper payments. In GSA’s case, one of those programs was the rental of space program, where a reduction of just under 2 percent was targeted.
However, some payments made to GSA lessors were not registered in its System for Award Management as is required for all vendors choosing to do business with the government for payment purposes. “Payments to contractors not registered in SAM, including lessors, constitute an improper payment,” the report said.
Also, the GSA “did not accurately test its purchase card program payments, resulting in several errors in reported estimates and figures” in its financial report, it said.