Welfare Reform through Executive Order

The President issued an Executive Order that reforms some aspects of public assistance in the US.  This Executive Order provides a ‘blueprint’ of the President’s vision of reforming social programs.  In short, it focuses on reducing dependence through work, eliminating duplicative programs and initiatives, leveraging state and community-based solutions to reducing poverty, and giving greater authority for tailoring assistance programs to […]


USDA Adds Chief Integrity Officer to Food and Nutrition Services

by Katherine Rodriguez, 31 Mar 2018 – Breitbart News The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service announced Thursday that it is hiring a “chief integrity officer” to prevent fraud in the nation’s food stamp program. Brandon Lipps — the acting deputy undersecretary for USDA’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services — said that the […]


UCOWF Offers Ideas to Lawmakers

Ideas can make processes better and UCOWF is offering its perspective for making the SNAP program more fiscally-sound and effective.  With a roaring economy and extremely low unemployment, UCOWF believes it is time for lawmakers to look at ways to improve program integrity. In a letter to the US House of Representatives Committee on Government Oversight, UCOWF […]

SNAP Article Sisyphus

SNAP Integrity – A UCOWF-ean Task

  By Andrew McClenahan, Region 4 Director, Florida In Greek mythology, King Sisyphus was punished by the gods and forced to roll an enormous bolder uphill, only to watch it come back and hit him – and forced to repeat this for eternity. Hence the term, Sisyphean: something that demands unending, thankless and ultimately unsuccessful […]