Office of Children and Family Services

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 Children and Family Services' performance in these areas and found that, while it was making a good faith effort to achieve its goals for M/WBE participation in its contracts, it had not established appropriate goals for such participation and had not met the reporting requirements. We recommended that a number of improvements be made in OCFS's M/WBE program.

For a complete copy of Report 2009-S-105 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.