Effective stewardship of taxpayer funds is a critical responsibility of the
Federal Government. This site is a window into Federal agencies progress toward
improving the prevention and recovery of improper payments.
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 fast and accurate payments to millions of
beneficiaries. Understand what agencies are doing to overcome unique challenges and obstacles.
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.