Brian Kinkade

Govt. Efficiency
6:32 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Mo. Lawmakers Criticize Requirement That DSS Workers Must Also Provide Voter Registration Services

Mo. House Interim Committee on Government Responsiveness & Efficiency meets at the State Capitol on Aug. 26, 2013.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) has again come under the microscope of an interim legislative committee looking into whether state agencies are operating efficiently.

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Govt. Efficiency
7:25 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Hearings Begin Into Efficiency Of Dept. Of Social Services & Other Mo. State Agencies

Mo. House Interim Committee on Government Responsiveness & Efficiency holds first day of hearings at Mo. Capitol on July 22, 2013.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Two days of hearings are underway by an interim House committee looking into how well state agencies in Missouri are delivering services to their clients.

The hearings began with a critique of the Missouri Department of Social Services.  Dan Amsden with the group Spending Oversight Council testified that DSS officials are doing a poor job of preventing non-eligible people from receiving welfare benefits, and of tracking those who no longer need them.

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Mo. Dept. of Social Services
1:45 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Mo. Social Services Director Freeman Resigns After 5 Months

Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Alan Freeman is stepping down as Director of the Missouri Department of Social Services, after only five months on the job.

Last December, Freeman left his job as President and CEO of Grace Hill Health Centers in St. Louis to take over the state's Social Services department.  A press release from Governor Nixon's office states that Freeman is leaving to return to his former position at Grace Hill.  No reason was given for the decision.

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