About Do Not Pay – Improper Payment Initiative
Executive Order - Reducing Improper Payments and Eliminating Waste in Federal Programs
The purpose of this order was to reduce improper payments by intensifying efforts to eliminate payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse in the major programs administered by the Federal Government, while continuing to ensure that Federal programs serve and provide access to their intended beneficiaries.
Presidential Memorandum - Enhancing Payment Accuracy Through a "Do Not Pay List"
Directed agencies to review current pre- payment and pre-award procedures and ensure that a thorough review of available databases with relevant information on eligibility occurs before the release of any Federal funds, to the extent permitted by law.
At a minimum, agencies shall, before payment and award, check the following existing databases to verify eligibility:
- Credit Alert Verification Reporting System
- Death Master File
- Debt Check Database
- List of Excluded Individuals/Entities
- System for Award Management/ Excluded Parties List System
Development of the Do Not Pay Business Center
The Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service partnered with the Saint Louis and Kansas City Federal Reserve Banks as Treasury’s Fiscal Agent, to develop the Do Not Pay Business Center as part of the "Do Not Pay" solution.
Do Not Pay was available in November 2011.
Memorandum For Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies – Reducing Improper Payments Through the "Do Not Pay List" (M-12-11)
Directed Executive Agencies to take immediate steps to use the centralized solutions that are already in place for pre-payment eligibility review.
The memorandum requires the Chief Financial Officer of each agency (or the accountable official for improper payments and program integrity, under Executive Order 13520) to submit to OMB a plan for using centralized solutions.