This recommendation has been superseded by a recommendation from a subsequent report. See 2015-503 #12.
To ensure that counties are consistently following up on all match lists, Social Services should revive its efforts to work with counties and federal agencies to address the counties' concerns about match list formats and criteria.
CDSS has solicited county representatives to participate in the workgroup.
CDSS has reviewed its previous responses and finds this recommendation fully implemented. The Department continually works with its data source entities to improve the data formats. As this is an appropriate ongoing process, CDSS concludes that this recommendation is fully implemented.
Social Services did not provide any documentation to support the actions it outlines in its response.
Partially Implemented/Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2018. CDSS is working on pursuing enhancements to IEVS to address the county concerns identified in the audit report, in addition to the feedback received from various workgroups. The enhancements will, most importantly, fully automate all the matches and reduce county staff time spent on reviewing reports. To comply with the audit report recommendation, CDSS will reiterate its request to the Social Security Administration to include the prisoner release date information in the Nationwide Prisoner Match.
Please see the response to Recommendation No. 2.
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.