Report 2009-101 Recommendation 12 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 #12 To: Social Services, Department of

This recommendation has been superseded by a recommendation from a subsequent report. See 2015-503 #14.

To ensure the accuracy and consistency of the information on welfare fraud activities that counties report and that Social Services subsequently reports to the federal government, the Legislature, and internal users, Social Services should perform more diligent reviews of the counties' investigation activity reports to verify the accuracy of the information submitted.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From January 2012

Upon submission of the DPA 266 by the county, CDSS Data Systems and Survey Design Bureau reviews the form for accuracy and provides technical assistance as necessary. In addition, during all CDSS Income Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) reviews, the DPA 266 is reviewed for accuracy and timely submission. This review includes analysis of changes from previously submitted reports to identify potential problem areas, trends, etc. This is an on-going activity. Counties have and will continue to submit revised DPA 266 reports when inaccuracies are found during the IEVS review process. (2011-041, p. 82)

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: See 2015-503 #14 for the most current assessment

All Recommendations in 2009-101

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.