Report 2015-503 Recommendation 14 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 #14 To: Social Services, Department of

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 perform more diligent reviews of the counties' investigation activity reports to verify the accuracy of the information submitted.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2016

Attached are the completed Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and Income Eligibility and Verification System (IEVS) review manuals that will be used to ensure consistency on IEVS and SIU reviews.

  • Completion Date: September 2016

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


1-Year Agency Response

A draft of the SIU and IEVS formal procedures was revised to incorporate peer review edits and comments and is currently undergoing final review. The IEVS and SIU manuals are both comprehensive tools that have taken an extensive amount of time to develop and review. Additionally, to ensure that the manuals are helpful, CDSS staff will be using them on current and upcoming IEVS and SIU reviews over the next three months.

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

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


6-Month Agency Response

A draft of the Income Eligibility and Verification System and Special Investigations Unit formal procedures is undergoing peer review.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 29, 2016
  • Response Date: December 2015

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


60-Day Agency Response

Draft of the Income Eligibility and Verification System and Special Investigations Unit formal procedures is in progress. The draft will include the validation of the DPA 266 and corrective actions.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 29, 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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