Obama Calls for Tough Action Against Nonreporters
Recipients of Recovery Act funds that have not filed the required reports detailing their use of funds and their programs’ progress may soon find themselves facing severe consequences – including the loss of funds, suspension and debarment, and even punitive actions.
In a new memo, President Obama directs federal agencies to “further intensify their efforts” to improve reporting compliance and to report the identities of noncompliant entities.
While the vast majority of recipients filed reports, the White House estimates that prime recipients failed to file more than 1,000 required reports covering an array of Recovery Act programs.
The president called on OMB to review the current guidance regarding reporting compliance and to issue even more guidance, if necessary.