Report 2015-503 Recommendation 13 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 #13 To: Social Services, Department of

To ensure the accuracy of the overpayments that counties collect and report for the CalFresh program, Social Services should create a process to verify on a rotational basis the counties' overpayment collection reports.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From December 2017

In December 2016, CDSS began a series of meetings with the 19 largest counties to discuss and begin to resolve overpayment collection report (Food and Nutrition Services [FNS] 209) issues. CDSS is finalizing the procedures for monitoring and verifying the data reported on the FNS 209 by all 58 counties. This review process will begin before the end of the 2017 calendar year.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 2017

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


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2016

A county visit is planned for November 2016 to begin developing the process to include review of the counties' overpayment collection reports in the Income Eligibility and Verification System (IEVS) review in the 2016-17 year cycle.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2017

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


1-Year Agency Response

This is now part of an overall effort to leverage existing divisional program compliance reviews to maximize current staffing resources and reduce disruptions in county operations. This will require the development of a new module to be included as part of the existing county IEVS reviews, in collaboration with CalFresh and the Accounting Branches along with FNS Western Region Office staff.

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

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


6-Month Agency Response

CDSS is continuing internal discussions to develop the verification process.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 20, 2016
  • Response Date: December 2015

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


60-Day Agency Response

CDSS has begun internal discussions to develop the verification process.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 20, 2016
  • Response Date: August 2015

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


All Recommendations in 2015-503

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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