Report 2009-101 Recommendation 13 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 #13 To: Social Services, Department of

This recommendation has been superseded by a recommendation from a subsequent report. See 2015-503 #10.

To ensure that counties are consistently following up on all match lists, Social Services should perform IEVS reviews of all counties regularly and better enforce the counties implementation of its recommendations to correct any findings and verify implementation of the corrective action plans submitted.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From January 2012

Implemented: CDSS completed the remaining 13 county Income Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) reviews, which included Los Angeles County, by the end of June 2011. In addition, CDSS has implemented a process to stay current with county IEVS review schedules and is developing a procedure manual for conducting reviews to ensure consistency across counties. All counties are now on a three-year cycle, (i.e., they will be visited every three years which was acceptable to federal agencies). Any findings will require the county to provide a corrective action plan and, as needed, provide quarterly updates to ensure progress is being made. Procedural changes made to the IEVS review process include, but are not limited to, case file review via remote Statewide Automated Welfare System (SAWS) access (state reviewers were granted limited SAWS access for this purpose), onsite inspections, staff interviews, and quarterly check-in with counties by CDSS IEVS reviewers. All reviews are current at this time. (2011-041, p. 85)

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: See 2015-503 #10 for the most current assessment

All Recommendations in 2009-101

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.