Data Sources

Currently Available

  • Credit Alert System (CAIVRS), Restricted [DOJ, HUD, SBA, USDA,  & VA]
  • Death Master File (DMF), Public [SSA]
  • List of Excluded Individuals & Entities (LEIE), Public & Restricted [HHS]
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Public [Treasury]
  • System for Award Management (SAM) Entity Registration Records, Restricted [GSA]
    • (formerly known as Central Contractor Registration/CCR)
  • SAM Exclusion Records, Public & Restricted [GSA]
    • (referred to in IPERIA as Excluded Parties List System)
  • Treasury Offset Program (TOP) Debt Check, Restricted [Treasury]

Availability Pending

  • CAIVRS, Restricted – data sources include: [Education]

Overview of Data Source Functions

Data Sources Function
Credit Alert System (CAIVRS) inputs from DOJ, SBA, HUD, USDA & VA Verify that an individual is not a delinquent federal borrower
Dept. of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) List of Excluded Individuals & Entities (LEIE) Verify whether payments are to entities excluded from participating in federal health care programs
General Services Administration’s (GSA) System for Award Management (SAM) Entity Registration Records Verify that a vendor seeking to do business with the federal government has registered, in accordance with the Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR)
GSA SAM Exclusion Records Verify whether payments are to debarred individuals
Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Verify whether an individual or entity is prohibited from entering into financial transactions with U.S. financial institutions and the U.S. government
Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Death Master File (DMF) Verify whether a payee is deceased
Treasury Offset Program (TOP) Debt Check Verify whether payee owes delinquent non-tax debts to federal government (and participating states)



Improper Payments Information Act of 2002

Recovery Auditing Act (Section 831 of the 2002 DOD Authorization Bill)

Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (IPERA)

Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 (IPERIA)

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

Federal Improper Payments Coordination Act of 2015 (FIPCA)

Recent Presidential Actions

Executive Order 13520 November 20, 2009 - Reducing Improper Payments and Eliminating Waste in Federal Programs

Presidential Memorandum March 10, 2010 - Payment Recapture Audits

Presidential Memorandum June 18, 2010 - Do Not Pay Memo

Guidance to Agencies

Do Not Pay Agency Implementation Guide

Implementing Guidance for EO 13520

Implementing Guidance for IPIA and RAA

Reducing Improper Payments through the "Do Not Pay List"

Protecting Privacy while Reducing Improper Payments with the Do Not Pay Initiative

General Resources

Payment Accuracy Website

Office of Federal Financial Management Improper Payments website

Unemployment Insurance (UI) Improper Payments By State