Report 2009-101 Recommendation 9 Responses

Report 2009-101: Department of Social Services: For the CalWORKs and Food Stamp Programs, It Lacks Assessments of Cost-Effectiveness and Misses Opportunities to Improve Counties' Antifraud Efforts (Release Date: November 2009)

Recommendation #9 To: Social Services, Department of

This recommendation has been superseded by a recommendation from a subsequent report. See 2015-503 #12.

To ensure that counties are consistently following up on all match lists, Social Services should revive its efforts to work with counties and federal agencies to address the counties' concerns about match list formats and criteria.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From August 2015

CDSS has solicited county representatives to participate in the workgroup.

  • Estimated Completion Date: October 30, 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: See 2015-503 #12 for the most current assessment


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2014

CDSS has reviewed its previous responses and finds this recommendation fully implemented. The Department continually works with its data source entities to improve the data formats. As this is an appropriate ongoing process, CDSS concludes that this recommendation is fully implemented.

  • Completion Date: January 2012

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

Social Services did not provide any documentation to support the actions it outlines in its response.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2013

Partially Implemented/Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2018. CDSS is working on pursuing enhancements to IEVS to address the county concerns identified in the audit report, in addition to the feedback received from various workgroups. The enhancements will, most importantly, fully automate all the matches and reduce county staff time spent on reviewing reports. To comply with the audit report recommendation, CDSS will reiterate its request to the Social Security Administration to include the prisoner release date information in the Nationwide Prisoner Match.

  • Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2018

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


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2012

Please see the response to Recommendation No. 2.

  • Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2015

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


All Recommendations in 2009-101

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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