Welfare Reform: Federal Oversight of State and Local Contracting Can be Strengthened Page: 2 of 64
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Results in Brief
TANF-Funded Contracts Exceed $1.5 Billion Nationally and Cover
an Array of Services
HHS Relies Primarily on State Single Audit Reports to Oversee
TANF Contracting but Does Not Use Them Systematically
Different Approaches Have Been Used To Help Ensure Compliance
with, and Identify Problems in, Implementing Bid Solicitation
and Contract Award Processes
Deficiencies Have Been Identified with Contract Oversight and
Contractor Performance in the States and Localities We
Recommendation for Executive Action
Agency Comments and Our Evaluation
Appendix I Scope and Methodology 43
Appendix II National Survey on TANF-Funded State and Local
Government Contracting 45
Appendix III Problems Cited with TANF Subrecipient Monitoring
by State Single Audits, 1999 and 2000 52
Appendix IV Comments from the Department of Health and Human
GAO Contacts and Staff Acknowledgments
GAO-02-661 State and Local Welfare Contracting
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United States. General Accounting Office. Welfare Reform: Federal Oversight of State and Local Contracting Can be Strengthened, report, June 11, 2002; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc291307/m1/2/: accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.