IPERA Letter

This is the third consecutive year in which OIG has questioned the validity of the Corporation’s IPERA analysis. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, the Corporation’s AFR reported that none of its programs was susceptible to significant improper payments and reported improper payments in the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program of only $2.14 and projected improper payments of $3,947, results that were on their face unreasonable. The Corporation reached these results because it failed to examine whether the Corporation’s expenditures were used for their intended purpose, a key IPERA criterion.