November 1, 2011 High-Dollar Overpayment Report

As required by Executive Order 13520 and OMB Memorandum M-10-13, this memo serves to notify you that the USAID has identified three high-dollar overpayments totaling $2,188,413.85 for the period July 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011. The total amount has been fully recovered. The OIG discovered one ($2,173,517.27) of these overpayments during audits of USAID missions in FY 2011 and another ($5,868.85) during an audit of conference related travel expenses. The OIG disclosed its discovery of the overpayments to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) during two separate conferences in September 2011. The Agency has fully recovered both of these payments.

The OCFO identified the third high-dollar overpayment of $9,027.73 made by a USAID mission during their examination of the Agency's outlays through statistical sampling conducted under the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA) of 2010. The amount was fully recovered in September 2011. See Tab 1 for details regarding the discovery of the three overpayments. See Tab 2 for analysis of the work performed.

Accordingly, USAID will submit a high-dollar overpayment report to the improper payments website developed by the Department of Treasury. Please contact CFO David Ostermeyer at or (202) 567-5205, if you have any questions.