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Posted by on Dec 11, 2009

States, Locals Invited To Comment on What Works

On a new website, Partner4Solutions, the federal government is asking state and local governments for ideas on reducing improper federal payments.

The website and request for input are part of the Obama administration’s efforts to reduce the estimated $98 billion in improper payments made in fiscal 2009.

“We know that states and local governments are already addressing these issues head-on and have identified many innovative approaches. We see this as an opportunity to better understand some of the on-the-ground best practices. Please join us as a partner by contributing your ideas and suggestions,” the website says.

You can submit suggestions and learn more about the effort to reduce improper payments here.

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  1. A follow-up to this original posting: Patricia Reese, chair of the workgroup that is looking into incentives for states and localities to reduce improper paymenets, made an intersting comment at the February 2 National Grants Partnership webinar. She said “anything is on the table” when it comes to suggestions for reducing improper payments. She encouraged people to make any suggestions they want, to tell the workgroup their obstacles and their needs, whether it is changing the ciruclars, amending the cost principles, etc. While they may or may not be able to do anything about it, the workgroup is interested in hearing all types of suggestions.

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