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Audit Report: OAS-FS-14-08

April 15, 2014

Performance Audit of the Department of Energy’s Improper Payment Reporting in the Fiscal Year 2013 Agency Financial Report

We contracted with the independent public accounting firm of KPMG LLP, to express an opinion on whether the Department of Energy (Department) met the U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s criteria for compliance with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA).  The objective of this audit was to complete an evaluation of the accuracy and completeness of agency reporting and evaluate agency performance in reducing and recapturing improper payments under IPERA.  KPMG expressed the opinion that the Department complied with all requirements of IPERA.  Furthermore, KPMG identified two opportunities for improvement that could further enhance the agency’s assessment of improper payments.  Management noted that the enhancements will be implemented in the Department’s Fiscal Year 2014 improper payment assessment process.

Topic: Management & Administration