What GAO Found
In this fifth annual review, GAO found that the majority of federal agencies that could be subject to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended (IAA), have complied with the provisions of the act to publish 2020 civil monetary penalty inflation adjustments in the Federal Register and report related information in their 2020 agency financial reports (AFR), or equivalent. However, two agencies did not publish inflation adjustments in the Federal Register as of December 31, 2020, and did not report the required information in their 2020 AFRs for one or more of their civil monetary penalties.
Why GAO Did This Study
The IAA includes a provision, added in 2015, requiring GAO to annually submit to Congress a report assessing agencies’ compliance with the annual inflation adjustments required by the act. This is the fifth annual report responding to this requirement.
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