Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Overpayment Collections by Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) by the Colorado Office of Self-Sufficiency (OSS)," (A-08-02-03005)

February 19, 2002

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (637 KB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This report provides you with the results of our review of overpayment collections made for the former Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program by the State of Colorado Office of Self-Sufficiency (OSS).  The objective of our review was to determine whether the OSS remitted the Federal share of AFDC overpayment collections to the Federal government after the AFDC program was repealed.  The OSS has sufficient systems in place to collect and remit AFDC overpayments to the Federal government.  During the period October 1, 1996 through June 30, 2001, the OSS remitted the Federal share of AFDC overpayments totaling $6,062,672 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Administration for Children and Families (ACF).  However, payments were not always submitted quarterly as required.  The OSS also made an adjustment to correct errors made calculating the Federal share of the overpayment collections.  The OSS corrected the error with an adjustment included in a regular quarterly payment.