January 24, 2023
  • A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that more than $60 billion may have been paid out in fraudulent unemployment insurance benefits during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Department of Labor (DOL) has taken steps to address fraud risks; however, the GAO said the department has yet to develop an anti-fraud strategy based on its Fraud Risk Framework and to address six recommendations the office made in October 2021. The House Oversight Committee said it will launch an investigation into “the rampant waste of taxpayer dollars in Covid relief programs” starting on February 1. (Report here; Article here)