An RFP posted to USAC’s website reveals plans to conduct more audits checking for compliance to the requirements of Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) . USAC is looking to hire a firm to assess how much of their disbursements are susceptible to improper payments. The IPIA audits are designed to “…ensure the accuracy of USAC payments to program applicants and evaluate the eligibility of program applicants who have received payments…”
The RFP also reveals plans to conduct the audits off-site of applicants’ locations.
According to the RFP, approximately 60 audits per month are to be completed over the course of the year contract. These assessments are in addition to the compliance audits that USAC routinely conducts.