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OMB Circular A-123, Appendix B: Improving the Management of Government Charge Card Programs

Appendix B of OMB Circular A-123 prescribes policies and procedures to agencies regarding how to maintain internal controls that reduce the risk of fraud, waste, and error in government charge card programs.

It covers topics such as:

  • Charge card management plans,
  • Training,
  • Risk management,
  • Performance metrics and data requirements,
  • Credit worthiness,
  • Refund management,
  • Strategic sourcing,
  • Requirements for micro purchases under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act,
  • Environmental requirements,
  • State and local tax recovery,
  • Convenience checks,
  • Management of property acquired by a purchase card,
  • Frequently asked questions, and
  • Best practices in managing government charge card programs.
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