Risk Management and Reducing Improper Payments: A Case Study of the U.S. Department of Labor


Professors Greer and Bullock detail DOL’s innovative approach to improve outcomes and performance related to improper payments, which is an area of operational risk that has been identified as a legislative priority.

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Thomas H. Stanton and Douglas W. Webster
Fellow, Johns Hopkins Univ. and Senior Fellow, George...

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Pursuing Risk Management in Government —A Leadership Imperative
It is a leadership imperative for government executives to mitigate the potency of uncertainty by managing the realities of risk.

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Applying Risk Management Strategies to Reduce Improper Payments
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 14:50
This report continues our long interest in risk management with a specific focus on employing risk management...
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Professor Handfield uses the recent H1N1 pandemic threat as an illustrative example of how the federal and state governments need to evaluate their supply chain capabilities in preparation for national emergencies.
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At a time of shrinking budgets and increasing expectations to do more with less, making better decisions based on informed judgment has taken on even more significance for both private sector and government organizations.
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This report highlights the fundamental tensions that federal credit programs face between doing good and doing well. On the one hand, the government provides support through loans and loan guarantees to borrowers who are not considered adequately served...
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This report examines the role of financial risk management techniques in government. The goal of this study is to determine which private sector financial risk management techniques are best suited for government adoption. In addition, the report examines...
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