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Audit: Georgia labor department failed to recover millions

Special to SEGAZINE

Georgia’s Labor Department failed to have adequate systems in place to detect and recover millions of dollars in unemployment benefits improperly paid over a three-year period despite a widely available system to cross-check new hires, according to a federal audit.

The Office of Inspector General with the U.S. Department of Labor found the state agency “missed opportunities” and did not implement a system to detect overpayments of unemployment benefits until December 2011, even though that system had been available since 2008. During that time, Georgia overpaid $58.7 million in unemployment benefits and recovered just $14.9 million, or 25 percent, the audit said.

via Audit: Ga. labor department ‘missed opportunities’|Action News – Jacksonville News, Weather & Sports – ActionNewsJax.com.

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