Head Start Policy and Regulations

Compliance With Improper Payments Information Act of 2002

(a) Definitions- In this section, the term--

(1) 'appropriate committees' means--

(A) the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate; and

(B) the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives; and

(2) 'improper payment' has the meaning given that term under section 2(d)(2) of the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (31 U.S.C. 3321 note).

(b) Requirement for Compliance Certification and Report- The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit a report to the appropriate committees that--

(1) contains a certification that the Department of Health and Human Services has, for each program and activity of the Administration for Children and Families, performed and completed a risk assessment to determine programs and activities that are at significant risk of making improper payments; and

(2) describes the actions to be taken to reduce improper payments for the programs and activities determined to be at significant risk of making improper payments.

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