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Goal 6:
Establish Management Excellence | Program Evaluations

Findings and Recommendations
From Program Evaluations, Studies, and Reports

Information that the Department uses to inform management and program improvements comes from many sources, including Department-sponsored evaluations and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports.  The following evaluation was completed during FY 2005.

Department's Compliance
with the Prompt Payment Act
[PDF, 296K]

The Prompt Payment Act requires federal agencies to pay their bills on a timely basis, pay interest penalties when payments are made late, and take discounts only when payments are made by the discount date.  The objectives of this audit by the Department's Office of Inspector General audit were to determine the Department's compliance with the provisions of the Prompt Payment Act and the adequacy of its internal controls. (Click here for a summary of this report. [PDF, 296K])