Because Social Services will not implement our recommendation to gauge the cost-effectiveness of SFIS, the Legislature should require Social Services to annually report on the cost of SFIS and the fraud that it helps detect. Specifically, the Legislature should require Social Services to annually report to the Legislature the following metrics:
- The annual cost to maintain and operate SFIS
- The total instances of duplicate-aid fraud that counties detect as a result of SFIS and the total amount of overpayments that they recover
- The total backlog of unprocessed SFIS matches as of December 31 of each year
Legislation has not been introduced to address this recommendation.