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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Follow-up on Weaknesses in Repatriation Program," (A-12-92-00026)

August 27, 1992

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This final report presents the results of our follow-up review of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Repatriation Program (RP). We found that the recommendations from our previous report were implemented. The ORR had taken steps to improve the receipt of billing reports, but States were still submitting reports late, and in a small number of cases without adequate documentation. We also observed that the RP had not established an allowance for doubtful accounts receivable. As much as 90 percent of the accounts receivable were not collected. As a result, the accounts receivable as reported to the Department and external agencies was overstated. The Assistant Secretary for Children and Families concurred with our report.