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The Treasury estimated the average cost of issuing a paper check at 43 cents, while the average EFT payment costs less than 2 cents.
Where many agencies struggled was in their transition away from legacy telecommunications contracts.
Former President Donald Trump issued an executive order in 2020 establishing the Schedule F system. President Joe Biden canceled it after taking office.
Report found that manual processes cost Americans an estimated $117 billion and government agencies an estimated $38.7 billion every year.