Report 2015-503 Recommendation 11 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 #11 To: Social Services, Department of

To ensure that counties are consistently following up on all match lists, Social Services should remind counties of their responsibility under state regulations to follow up diligently on all match lists. Further, it should work with counties to determine why poor follow-up exists and address those reasons.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From December 2017

The Recipient Income and Eligibility Verification System (R-IEVS) Processing Timeframes All County Letter (ACL) 17-41 was released on June 6, 2017. ACL 17-41 link http://cdssdnn.dss.ca.gov/Portals/9/ACL/2017/17-41.pdf?ver=2017-06-08-091640-630. CDSS conducts periodic county IEVS compliance reviews. If the review determines that the county is out of compliance, a report of findings is issued and the county is required to submit a corrective action plan.

  • Completion Date: June 2017

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


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2016

The All County Letter (ACL) regarding the processing timeframes for the Income Eligibility and Verification System (IEVS) matches will be released in January 2017.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2017

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


1-Year Agency Response

Due to competing priorities, including continued development of the eIEVS project, and participation in the FNS Treasury Offset Program review and training, the internal review of the draft ACL was delayed. CDSS anticipates releasing the ACL for stakeholder review and comment by August 2016. CDSS anticipates final release of the ACL in September 2016.

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

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


6-Month Agency Response

In order to complete the internal review of the All County Letter (ACL), CDSS is rescheduling the release date of the ACL to stakeholders for feedback to January 2016.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2016
  • Response Date: December 2015

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


60-Day Agency Response

Draft All County Letter is in progress.

  • 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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