Office of Children and Family Services

Y2K Compliance: Child Care Review System

Case management information relating to New York State's child welfare services is maintained by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) on the automated Child Care Review System. We conducted a review to assess whether OCFS appears to be taking the necessary steps to address year 2000 problems for this automated system. The results of our review show that OCFS is taking many of the steps necessary to address these problems. However, OCFS has yet to prepare a contingency plan to ensure that services are not disrupted if, despite the actions taken to prevent data processing difficulties, such difficulties are encountered nonetheless. We encourage OCFS officials to expedite their contingency planning process.

For a complete copy of Report 99-Y-1 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.