Report 2009-101 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2009-101: Department of Social Services: For the CalWORKs and Food Stamp Programs, It Lacks Assessments of Cost-Effectiveness and Misses Opportunities to Improve Counties' Antifraud Efforts (Release Date: November 2009)

Recommendation #1 To: Social Services, Department of

This recommendation has been superseded by a recommendation from a subsequent report. See 2015-503 #4.

To ensure that all counties consistently gauge the cost-effectiveness of their early fraud activities and ongoing investigation efforts for the CalWORKs and food stamp programs, Social Services should work with the counties to develop a formula to regularly perform a cost-effectiveness analysis using information that the counties currently submit.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2014

Fully Implemented November 2009. CDSS has reviewed the original recommendation and determined that the recommendation was completed in 2009. See All County Information Notice (ACIN) I-81-09 (Attachment A).

  • Completion Date: November 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: See 2015-503 #4 for the most current assessment


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2013

Partially Implemented/Estimated Completion Date: December 31, 2013. The Fraud Cost Analysis Report (Report) will be finalized by December 2013.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 31, 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2012

The CDSS has developed a Statewide Fraud Savings Cost Calculations report based on the methodology outlined in the All County Information Notice (ACIN) No. I-81-09 (see Attachment A). This report will show the fraud cost savings based on early and ongoing fraud activities for CalWORKs and CalFresh that will be derived from the revised Department of Public Assistance (DPA) 266 report. The data will be tracked for each individual county and also combined into a statewide report. This report will provide data to perform the cost effective analysis. CDSS is currently sharing a draft report with a sampling of counties to solicit their feedback on the usefulness of the report.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented


All Recommendations in 2009-101

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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