Authority/Reference(s) Human Resources Code §40.058(c)
Revision Date December 4, 2017

Policy

DFPS prioritizes contract monitoring activities based on the results of contract risk assessments, which includes program knowledge to identify potential areas of risk. Risk assessment scores are analyzed to develop the Statewide Monitoring Plan (SMP), which tracks the status and progress of risk-based monitoring requirements.

Identified contracts on the SMP must be monitored unless adjustments are approved through the established 9103 adjustment process and monitoring must be initiated prior to the end of the fiscal year, August 31st.

The Single Source Continuum Contractors (SSCC) will be monitored on an ongoing basis, at least annually, as determined by using a risk-based methodology.  

COS establishes the SMP by identifying the top 20% of the highest risk client services contracts, per program area.