Social Services: Recurring Most severe Noncompliance
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||Social Services lacks formal processes to ensure it fulfills its pass-through responsibility to monitor the counties during the award period.
|Partially corrected. Social Services establishes Adoption Assistance Program (AAP) requirements under statute, regulations, and all county letters to counties and adoption district offices. Like the state, counties are audited under Single Audit standards that include review of the AAP, among other programs. Additionally, claims for AAP administrative and assistance costs are "desk audited" by Social Services and certified correct and accurate by county welfare directors. Finally, the state has a federally-approved AAP Program Improvement Plan which will guide Social Servicesí federal compliance for the coming two years, effective January 2009.