To make counties' review of match lists more efficient, Social Services should revive its efforts to work with the state and federal agencies that prepare the match lists to address the counties' concerns about match list formats, content, and criteria.
See response to Recommendation 9.
See our comment on recommendation 9.
CDSS is still meeting with the Recipient Income Eligibility and Verification System (R-IEVS) workgroup to improve the quality of the matches. The estimated completion date for changes to the matches is April 2017, with the implementation of the eIEVS portal.
CDSS conducted bi-weekly meetings with the Recipient IEVS workgroup from December 2015 through May of 2016. County participants identified policy and processing challenges associated with the ten IEVS matches. CDSS will identify and prioritize potential solutions.
On October 28, 2015, CDSS convened the first meeting of Recipient Income Eligibility and Verification System (IEVS) workgroup. This was a kick-off meeting to assemble the county participants and discuss participants' roles and responsibilities. The purpose of the workgroup is to gather and identify policy and processing challenges associated with the ten IEVS matches, and identify and prioritize potential solutions. The workgroup will meet twice a month and review one IEVS match per meeting. The workgroup will develop a list of prioritized solutions for each IEVS match by June 2016.
CDSS has solicited county representatives to participate in the workgroup.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.