Although this is one step toward improving the IPIA process, the letter indicates that "APHSA questions whether applying a national error rate methodology structure is appropriate for block grants such as the CCDF and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, and believes that a different interpretation of the IPIA should be applied to such programs." NASCCA worked in partnership with NAPIPM to hold an all-state call to discuss the issue and decide on key recommendations to send to ACF regarding changes to the CCDF methodology for improper payments and the IPIA process.
The APHSA, NASCCA, and NAPIPM joint letter on child care improper payments can be located at http://www.
The AASD and NAPIPM
boards also have an opportunity to participate in conference calls with the U.S.
The NAPIPM board believes that although the amount per state is small, the overall impact for APHSA's budget will be substantial in this time of tight finances for all of us.
APHSA also provides excellent staff support to NAPIPM by acting as a liaison between NAPIPM and other affiliates; participating in monthly board calls; and helping to prepare and coordinate the annual conference.
NAPIPM National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association
For the last year, the board members from NSDTA and NAPIPM
have been meeting and talking about how we would come together for this conference.
Tell them in two, double-spaced typed pages why you should be selected by the NAPIPM
scholarship committee to receive a complimentary 2009 NAPIPM
conference registration; please include how you will use the information from the conference in your work and to improve operations.
Board members expressed concerns that QC PM 09-01 will increase overissuances and SNAP error rates and asked for clarification in several areas.
In this capacity, NAPIPM members work with TANF and the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 audits.
The NAPIPM partnered with APHSA and the National Association of State TANF Administrators to raise concerns with OMB and HHS about whether a TANF National Payment Error Rate, based only on eight states, was reflective of the TANF goals Congress has set for states.
The theme for the upcoming event is "Staking a Claim in the Future." As an added incentive to attend the conference, NAPIPM
will provide interested individuals with an opportunity to have the conference registration fees waived.