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Report: EPA Needs to Substantially Improve Oversight of Its Military Leave Processes to Prevent Improper Payments

Report #21-P-0042, December 28, 2020

The EPA paid 124 reservists about $1.4 million in military leave pay from January 2017 through June 2019. We identified potential improper payments of $129,000 related to 104 of the 1,628 payroll transactions that we audited.

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