Report | March 24, 2020

Project Announcement: Agreed-Upon Procedures for Reviewing the FY 2020 Civilian Payroll Withholding Data and Enrollment Information (Project No. D2020-D000FP-0080.000)


We plan to begin the agreed-upon procedures in March 2020. The Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 19-03, “Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements,” August 27, 2019, requires that we perform certain agreed-upon procedures on DoD payroll and personnel files. Our objective is to assist the Office of Personnel Management in assessing whether retirement, health benefits, and life insurance withholdings and contributions, as well as enrollment information submitted via the Semiannual Headcount Report by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service for FY 2020 were reasonable. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service currently processes payroll for the DoD, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to our review of DoD personnel files, we plan to review the Veterans Affairs personnel files for this year’s engagement. Auditors from the Inspector General offices for the Department of Energy and Department of Health and Human Services will review the personnel files for their respective agencies.