[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 67 (Thursday, April 8, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 18043-18046]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-8226]

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Part III

The President


Memorandum of April 6, 2010--Combating Noncompliance With Recovery Act 
Reporting Requirements

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 67 / Thursday, April 8, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Memorandum of April 6, 2010

Combating Noncompliance With Recovery Act 
                Reporting Requirements

                Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and 

                My Administration is committed to transparency in 
                tracking recovery dollars and to elimination of waste, 
                fraud, and abuse by recipients of hard-earned taxpayer 
                dollars. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) 
                should use every means available to: (1) identify every 
                prime recipient under an obligation to file a report on 
                FederalReporting.gov arising from its receipt of 
                American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 
                (Recovery Act) funds; and (2) to ensure that every such 
                recipient has filed a report. Any prime recipient that 
                has failed to report is not living up to the standards 
                set by my Administration and must be held accountable 
                by all agencies to the fullest extent permitted by law. 
                Our efforts to ensure timely, comprehensive, and 
                accurate recipient reporting must succeed if we are to 
                effectively meet the transparency and accountability 
                objectives of the Recovery Act.

                Therefore, I hereby direct agencies to further 
                intensify their efforts to improve reporting compliance 
                by prime recipients of Recovery Act funds, wherever 
                authorized and appropriate, by terminating awards; 
                pursuing measures such as suspension and debarment; 
                reclaiming funds; and considering, initiating, and 
                implementing punitive actions. In addition, agencies 
                shall intensify efforts to timely report the identities 
                of noncompliant prime recipients to the Office of 
                Management and Budget (OMB) and specify to the OMB the 
                detailed actions they have taken to respond to each 
                instance of noncompliance. The Director of the OMB 
                shall, within 30 days of the date of this memorandum, 
                review current OMB guidance concerning agency 
                responsibilities for addressing noncompliance with 
                Recovery Act reporting requirements and, where 
                appropriate, update that guidance with actions agencies 
                should take to carry out the requirements of this 
                memorandum. The guidance may include additional agency 
                actions and strategies designed to improve prime 
                recipient reporting compliance and the potential 
                recapture of funds from noncompliant prime recipients.

                Nothing in this memorandum shall be construed to 
                require the disclosure of classified information, law 
                enforcement sensitive information, or other information 
                that must be protected in the interests of national 
                security or is otherwise protected from disclosure by 

                This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.

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                The Director of the OMB is hereby authorized and 
                directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal 
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, April 6, 2010

[FR Doc. 2010-8226
Filed 4-7-10; 11:15 am]
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