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A Gateway to ensuring federal funds reach the right recipients, preventing improper payments, and reducing fraud, waste, and abuse.

Effective stewardship of taxpayer funds is a critical responsibility of the Federal Government.
This site is a window into Federal agencies' progress in the prevention and recovery of improper payments while ensuring the right individuals and communities benefit from federal funds.
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Program Scorecards

The government can achieve the greatest return on investment for the taxpayer by ensuring that improper payments are mitigated in the highest-risk programs, otherwise known as "high-priority programs." In pursuing reforms, the government must balance its responsibilities for reducing improper payments with the goal of providing effective payments to millions of beneficiaries and delivering results. These scorecards assist the public in understanding what agencies are doing to overcome unique challenges and obstacles to ensure federal funds reach the right recipient.

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The Numbers

It is important to note that improper payments typically account for a small percentage of a program's total outlays. Data collected on improper payments is available for download. This includes data on rates, recoveries, dollar amounts, root causes, and more.

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Want even more information on improper payments? We have a list of useful improper payment resources, including agency specific data, laws, and implementing guidance.

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