Accountant General – Overpaid Dependents a total of $4.1 million

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Auditor General's Findings

The Auditor General’s Department’s 2019-2020 Annual Report found, in relation to the Accountant General’s Department, that, “The process of checking to ensure that pensioners are alive before continuing disbursing pension payments and removing deceased pensioners from the payroll remains ineffective.”

In particular, the AuGD noted that, …”pension files and payroll system were not updated to ensure accuracy in the pension administration process. For example, in some instances, it took up to 33 months to remove pensioners from the payroll. The failure to update the files and payroll system may result in irregularities and loss of public funds. This risk manifested when AcGD overpaid 23 dependents a total of $4.1 million because it failed to identify dependents over eighteen years, or where extensions granted by the MOFPS had expired for those in school. To date, the overpaid amounts have not been recovered.”

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Permanent Secretary (current): Darlene Morrison

Breach Category: Resource Management

Permanent Secretary (at breach): Darlene Morrison

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