This recommendation has been superseded by a recommendation from a subsequent report. See 2015-503 #16.
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 continue with regular meetings of its workgroup to further its efforts to clarify its instructions for completing the counties' investigation activity reports.
CDSS is beginning to identify common errors and will disseminate, via county notification, instruction on how to prevent and correct those errors.
The revisions to the Department of Public Assistance (DPA) 266 report and instructions have been delayed due to other program priorities and proposed federal reporting changes that will affect the DPA 266. CDSS does not have a specific date when the federal changes will take effect. Currently there is no need for regular workgroup meetings. Once the DPA 266 is ready for review, CDSS will consult with all appropriate program integrity stakeholders.
Fully Implemented/Date Implemented: September 2013. The workgroup created to revise the counties' investigation activity reports has provided their final review and comments to the revised DPA 66. No further meetings are necessary.
Despite our requests, Social Services did not provide any documentation to substantiate its claim of full implementation.
A workgroup comprised of county Special Investigative Units (SIUs) and CDSS staff worked to clarify the instructions for the revised Department of Public Assistance (DPA) 266 report. The final draft version of the report is currently under review by counties. Please refer to the updated response for Recommendation No. 5.
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.