Posted on February 20, 2020 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representative Jason Perillo sent a letter to the Connecticut Department of Social Services Commissioner Deidre S. Gifford last week demanding action to avoid situations where third-party vendors to the state fail to provide data to Connecticut Auditors.
Rep. Perillo sent the letter after reading the 2019 Annual Report from the Connecticut Auditors of Public Accounts that the Auditors were denied access to vendor-controlled data during their audit of the SNAP (formerly, food stamp) program. The Auditors of Public Accounts were looking into payment accuracy and program eligibility for SNAP benefits.
In the letter, Rep. Perillo explained that after the Auditors of Public Accounts asked for the information from the third-party vendor, the vendor informed them that they would not provide the requested data without a contract change order and payment for the production of the data.