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Are You Combat Ready to Win the War Against Improper Payments?

Jun 22, 2014
From the Government Institute

Improper payments pose a significant threat to public confidence in government at a time of daunting fiscal challenges. However, more than 10 years after federal agencies began implementing the seminal Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA), the government has never been better positioned for success.

This article, reproduced with the permission of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), was first published in the summer 2014 issue of AGA's Journal of Government Financial Management. It explores questions government finance organizations can use to assess combat readiness and provides context for how the next chapter in the fight against improper payments can yield lower error rates through transformational change.