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85010FF26E79154A872588BD006A0BA9 Hearing Summary


Date Sep 14, 2022      
Location SCR 352

Presentation on The Work Number - Committee Discussion Only

01:18:20 PM  
Barry Pardus, Deputy
Director of the Office of  Economic Security introduced himself and
Lisa Pera, Deputy Director of the Eligibility Division in the Department
of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF).
01:20:32 PM  
Ms. Pera started their presentation which can be found here: She started by giving an overview of the Work Number and HCPF Integration and HCPF implementation.
01:24:58 PM  
The committee asked questions regarding the examination of qualifications for the Work Number eligibility and renewal processes.
01:27:53 PM  
Mr. Pardus continued
the presentation giving an overview of the CDHS current agreement for the
Work Number, CDHS funding, breakdown of verifications by program, and future
costs and benefits integration.
01:33:52 PM  
The committee asked
questions regarding why all counties are not included in the system.
01:36:07 PM  
Dan Makelky, Douglas
County Human Services Director, gave comments from the county perspective
on system integration, employers reporting into the Work Number, access
to paystubs, and equity issues. Additionally, he spoke on issues faced
by larger counties exceeding number of requests.
01:39:07 PM  
Mr. Makelky answered
questions from the committee on what happens when counties meet limit of
requests, who sets the limits and budget allocations for the Work Number,
and the implications of time spent gathering paystubs and other documents.
Additionally, Mr. Makelky and Mr. Pardus answered questions about how many
searches should be provided is determined and why it is not being utilized
in every county. They discussed solutions for providing to more counties
and Coloradans.

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