Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance

Minority and Women's Business Enterprise Reporting

State agencies and public authorities are required to promote the participation of minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) and women-owned business enterprises (WBEs) in State contracts and procurement opportunities. Specifically, agencies must establish annual goals for such participation (expressed as a percentage of the agency's total contract spending for the year), make a “good faith” effort to achieve these goals, and report quarterly on their level of participation. We examined the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance's (OTDA’s) performance in these areas and found that, while it had met the reporting requirements, it had not established supportable goals and was not making a good faith effort to achieve these goals. We recommended that a number of improvements be made in OTDA's M/WBE program.

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