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.

Agency Response*

See response to Recommendation 4.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Estimated Completion Date: March 2017
  • Response Date: November 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

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

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Estimated Completion Date: September 2016
  • Response Date: June 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


Agency Response*

See response to Recommendation 4.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/30/16
  • Response Date: December 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response*

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

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: June 30, 2016
  • Response Date: August 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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