Report 2015-503 Recommendation 5 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 #5 To: Social Services, Department of

To make certain that counties receive the greatest benefit from the resources they spend on antifraud efforts related to CalWORKs and CalFresh cases, Social Services should, using the results from the recommended cost-effectiveness analysis, determine why some counties' efforts to combat welfare fraud are more cost-effective than others.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From December 2017

See response to Recommendation 4. If the cost-effectiveness analysis reveals specific county efforts to combat welfare fraud are more cost-effective than others, CDSS will work with counties to identify best practices that may be replicated.

  • Estimated Completion Date: June 2019

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


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2016

See response to Recommendation 4.

  • Estimated Completion Date: March 2017

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


1-Year Agency Response

CDSS is completing its assessment of cost data to determine if it is sufficient for inclusion in the cost savings methodology.

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

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


6-Month Agency Response

See response to Recommendation 4.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/30/16
  • Response Date: December 2015

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


60-Day Agency Response

CDSS has selected sample counties whose available data will be reviewed to initiate our assessment.

  • Estimated Completion Date: June 30, 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.