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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 the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) measures timeliness of initial Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application processing.  This memorandum does not represent new policy, but seeks to clarify the three existing data collection and monitoring procedures.

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SNAP FY 2016 Federal Areas for Management Evaluations

The purpose of this memo is to transmit national target areas and procedures for Management Evaluations (MEs) for  FY 2016.  The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), with input from the regional offices , has identified four national target areas for the ROs to review.

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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.

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FY14 State Reporting of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits Funding in Connection With A-133 Single Audits

This memorandum provides guidance on reporting expenditures of SNAP funds in order to comply with reporting requirements of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133 and OMB guidance implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Our Oct. 31, 2013 subject memorandum pertained to A-133 audits of Fiscal Year 2013. This memorandum updates that document by providing parallel information on Fiscal Year 2014 audits.

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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. The questions cover the use of performance bonus money for Farmers' Markets bonus bucks and the use of bonus money for contractor fees.

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Quality Control Tolerance Level - FY 2015

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the Act) at Section 4019 set the Quality Control (QC) Tolerance Level for excluding small errors at up to $37 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. FNS set the tolerance at $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 Section 3(u)(4) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.

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SNAP Questions and Answers Concerning the Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations Final Rule

SNAP Questions and Answers Concerning the Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations Final Rule

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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 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households.

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Questions and Answers Concerning Section 4013 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 - National Directory of New Hires

Questions and Answers Concerning Section 4013 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 - National Directory of New Hires

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Questions and Answers on the Quality Control related provisions of the Agricultural Act

Attached are Quality Control (QC) related questions and answers pertaining to the Agricultural Act of 2014. The questions cover the application of the 120-day QC hold harmless period (Section 4006), the implementation of the QC tolerance level for small errors (Section 40 19), QC standards (Section 4020), and performance bonus payments (Section 4021 ). Please distribute to your State agencies immediately.