The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) erroneously paid $274 million in benefits to deceased federal retirees over the past three years, including $84.7 million in 2013 alone, according to the agency’s annual financial report.
OPM’s FY 2013 financial report released in mid-December revealed that improper “overpayments” to deceased federal annuitants under its retirement program reached $102.9 million in FY 2011, $86.1 million in FY 2012, and $84.7 million in FY 2013 for a total of nearly $274 million during that three year span.
According to the OPM report, improper payments made by the agency include “underpayments (monies that OPM owes to the annuitant) and overpayments (monies that OPM has paid out to the annuitant erroneously or in excess of entitlement).”
The good news is the payment errors to deceased federal retirees have started to go down since the OPM Inspector General (IG) sounded the alarm on the issue in a September 2011 audit.
We know the above and what is to follow does not come as a surprise. Government waste and improper largesse has been the rule rather than the exception and waste runs across all political parties to the extent maggot gagging is no longer a reaction to such news.
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