Report 2015-503 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2015-503: Follow-Up—California Department of Social Services: It Has Not Corrected Previously Recognized Deficiencies in Its Oversight of Counties' Antifraud Efforts for the CalWORKs and CalFresh Programs (Release Date: June 2015)

Recommendation #12 To: Social Services, Department of

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.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From December 2017

See response to Recommendation 9.

  • Estimated Completion Date: June 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Pending

See our comment on recommendation 9.


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2016

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.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented


1-Year Agency Response

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.

  • Estimated Completion Date: September 2016
  • Response Date: June 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Pending


6-Month Agency Response

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.

  • Estimated Completion Date: June 2016
  • Response Date: December 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

CDSS has solicited county representatives to participate in the workgroup.

  • Estimated Completion Date: October 30, 2015
  • Response Date: August 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented


All Recommendations in 2015-503

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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