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The Department of Children and Families Has Taken Steps to Address 2005 Contracting Law, Report No. 06-16, February 2006
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  • As directed by the 2005 Legislature, the Department of Children and Families has taken steps to address major weaknesses in its contract management and monitoring processes.  These actions have included revising its contract management and monitoring procedures and processes and establishing an Office of Quality Management responsible for contract monitoring and quality assurance functions.  The department is also in the process of improving the delivery of training it provides to new contract managers.
  • To better address staff training needs and improve its contract review process, the department should offer a condensed version of certification training for veteran contract managers, develop and implement a training program for contract monitors, and streamline its central office contract review and approval process.
  • A subsequent OPPAGA report will address the effectiveness of the department’s efforts to improve its contract management and monitoring functions.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Children and Families

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 08-32 Department of Children and Families Has Strengthened Its Contract Oversight System, published in May 2008.
  • Report No. 07-03 CBC Pilot Project Implementation Delayed But Proceeding; Other Initiatives Implemented, published in January 2007.
  • Report No. 06-72 Further Contracting Enhancements Would Help DCF Correct Vendor Noncompliance, published in December 2006.
  • Report No. 06-05 Additional Improvements Are Needed as DCF Redesigns Its Lead Agency Oversight Systems, published in January 2006.

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