EPA fails to keep track of salary overpayment claims

Federal Times: The Environmental Protection Agency left in limbo over $22,000 in employee applications to waive debt accrued from salary overpayments, according to a Sept. 12 inspector general report.

“When a salary overpayment occurs, the [Interior Business Center]’s payroll system automatically computes the amount of overpayment, generates a bill for collection, and mails the bill to the subject employee. The bill, known as a debt memo, formally notifies the employee of the amount that needs to be repaid to the agency,” the report said.

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