While the vast majority of these statutes were supposed to vest discretion in state and local officials to do their job (e.g., the CFSR
standards), judicial decrees remove that discretion.
This is a key organic fall back for the contractor provided CFSRs
. As part of NET, which is instructed by Increment 1 contractors, Michael Benson's team from the Readiness Directorate, Information Technology Field Services Branch developed and taught various courses such as Advanced Cisco Routing, WIN-T Networking and Information Assurance.
The CFSRs are very labor-intensive prior to and during the week-long review process.
In addition to the CFSRs, ACF also conducts periodic eligibility reviews for Title IV-E foster care and adoption assistance in accordance with the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002.
Penalties are counterproductive to the outcomes of the CFSRs, PIPs, and Title IV-E audits.
* Place a moratorium on the third round of the CFSRs until ACF completes rounds one and two.
Once a state has completed the CFSR and areas in need of improvement are identified, the next stage is to develop and implement a corrective action strategy known as a Program Improvement Plan.
A challenge for COA and public child welfare systems has been how to integrate the accreditation process with the federal CFSRs and Program Improvement Plans.
Kentucky has built its Program Improvement Plan outcomes--part of its federal Child and Family Services Review (CFSR)--into its accreditation case record review procedures.
ACF and many state officials perceive the CFSR
as a valuable process and a substantial undertaking, but some data enhancements could improve its reliability.