GAO issued the following press release:
Believe You’ve Seen Evidence of Workers’ Compensation Fraud? Contact GAO
Abuse of benefits by federal employees can be reported anonymously
WASHINGTON, DC (July 14, 2011) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is investigating fraud and abuse in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program. Specifically, GAO is looking for information on cases in which federal employees are currently abusing workers compensation benefits.
For example, fraud schemes might include a beneficiary working a second job, overstating their workers’ compensation claim, or collecting benefits for a deceased individual. Anyone with information regarding fraud or abuse of the FECA program by federal employees is encouraged to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All information about individuals who contact us will be kept confidential.
For media inquiries about this announcement, contact Chuck Young, Managing Director of Public Affairs, at 202-512-4800.