Department of Social Services

Oversight of Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program Providers (Follow-Up Review)

The Department of Social Services oversees New York's Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program (JOBS), in which public assistance recipients are trained in skills that will help them find employment. This training is provided by counties, State agencies and other organizations through contracts administered by the Department. In our prior audit report 95-S-11, we examined selected aspects of the Department's oversight of these contractors and found that some contractors had been overpaid and other contractors had not reported job placements as required. We recommended that the overpayments be recovered and procedures for reporting job placements be improved. Our follow-up review found that these recommendations have been fully implemented. 96-F-18