Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Training and Presentations

The FNS State Systems team has produced a series of training presentations designed to help state agencies understand and comply with the FNS approval process. These eight on-line presentations correspond to FNS Handbook 901, with information on the key documents or phases in the process.

Resource | Policy Memos
Comment Request - WIC Integrity Profile (TIP) Forms (FNS-698, FNS-699, and FNS-700)

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the TIP Data Collection, which will provide FNS and WIC State agencies with an annual data set that can be used to assess State agencies' compliance with WIC vendor management requirements and estimate State agencies' progress in eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Guidance

Below Documents and Page links that provide WIC Guidance.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
WIC Vendor Peer Group Study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of State Agencies current peer group systems, and to provide guidance to State Agencies on how to evaluate and update their systems. Specifically, it uses empirical analysis to identify one or more effective models for establishing vendor peer groups that could apply to most State Agencies.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2015-6
Promising Practices in WIC Food Cost Containment

This Policy Memorandum is being issued in response to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 audit by USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), State Agencies’ Food Costs for the Food and Nutrition Service’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (Audit #27004-0001-22).

Resource | Policy Memos | 2015-1
Sale of Safeway to AB Acquisition

This policy memorandum provides guidance to State agencies on authorization of vendors impacted by the sale of Safeway, Inc. (Safeway) to AB Acquisition, LLC (Albertsons).

Resource | Policy Memos | 2014-7
Criteria for Waiving the WIC Vendor Preauthorization Visit

This policy memorandum implements the vendor preauthorization provision of P.L. 113-76, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2014, which was enacted January 17, 2014.

Resource | Policy Memos | 2014-3
Vendor Management: Incentive Items, Vendor Discounts and Coupons

WIC Policy Memo #2014-3-Vendor Management: Incentive Items, Vendor Discounts and Coupons.

Resource | Research
2013 WIC Vendor Management Study

This study is part of a larger FNS effort to ensure WIC program integrity and to comply with the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) (Public Law 107-300), which requires FNS to estimate improper payments (IP) in its programs.

Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
WIC Erroneous Payments to Vendors: Annual Estimates for FY 2011

This report provides improper payment estimates for fiscal year (FY) 2011 using a methodology for “aging” the 2005 bookend study. The methodology yields nationally representative estimates of the number of vendors that over- and undercharged and the amount of over- and undercharges across all WIC vendors.