Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2012-0071
SNAP - State Agency Liability for Employee Fraud

The increased focus on SNAP integrity has required FNS and the states to review their procedures for responding to integrity issues, specifically a clarification of FNS' responsibility when a state employee is found guilty of fraud while administering the program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0039
Questions and Answers on the Quality Control related provisions of the Agricultural Act

Attached are Quality Control related questions and answers pertaining to the Agricultural Act of 2014. The questions cover the application of the 120-day QC hold harmless period, the implementation of the QC tolerance level for small errors, QC standards and performance bonus payments.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0070
Routine Checks with Neighboring States to Prevent Duplicate Participation and Performing Deceased and Prisoner Verification Matches

The purpose of this memo is to address concerns regarding individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who are not eligible, due to dual participation, because they are deceased or because they are incarcerated.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0082
SNAP - 120-Day Quality Control (QC) Variance Exclusion for Section 8 of the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009

On Nov. 19, 2009, the Program Development Division issued guidance on how to implement Section 8 of that act requiring state agencies to exclude the $25 a week increased unemployment compensation payments from all calculation of resources and income.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2010-0031
SNAP - FY 2011 Target Areas for Management Evaluations (MEs)

Fiscal Year (FY) 201I Target Areas for Management Evaluations (MEs)

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2015-0036
SNAP - FY 2016 State Target Areas for Management Evaluations (MEs)

The purpose of this memo is to transmit national target areas and procedures for Management Evaluation s(MEs) for fiscal year (FY) 2016. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), with input from the Regional Offices (ROs), has identified four national target areas for the ROs to review.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0032
Clarification on the three ways initial SNAP application processing timeliness is measured

The memorandum that follows is intended to clarify the three ways in which FNS measures timeliness of initial Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program application processing.  This memorandum does not represent new policy, but seeks to clarify the three existing data collection and monitoring procedures.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0066
Performance Bonus (Section 4021) Questions and Answers - Agricultural Act of 2014

Attached are questions and answers pertaining to Section 4021 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 on the use of performance bonus money for Farmers' Markets bonus bucks and the use of bonus money for contractor fees.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0050
Quality Control Errors and the Establishment of Claims - Clarification

This memorandum addresses recent questions about our April 15, 2014, memorandum relating to quality control errors and the establishment of claims against SNAP households.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2014-0061
Quality Control Tolerance Level - FY 2015

The Agricultural Act of 2014 set the Quality Control Tolerance Level for excluding small errors at up to $37 for FY 2014. In addition, the Act requires FNS to adjust the tolerance level for future years by the percentage by which the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) is adjusted under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.