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Monday, April 02, 2018

USDA Hires ‘Integrity Officer’ to Fight Fraud in Food Stamp Program

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 chief integrity officer would oversee the food stamp program and suggest improvements to maintain the program’s integrity, so those who receive benefits are the ones who really need them.

“Where protection of taxpayer dollars is concerned – the job is never done,” Lipps said in a statement.



Anonymous said...

I'm amazed that they didn't have such an office as this before now, starting decades ago. Or maybe I'm not so surprised.

Anonymous said...

Reduce their salaries by 25% each year until they do their job and be held accountable with audits. If they quit then no severance package / retirement of any type.

Anonymous said...

You would think that since the beginning of this program many years ago all it would take is a screening of the applicant. If the applicant qualifies shoot some help for a period of time only. If the applicant is not worthy of help, don't start enabling that one.
I guess that would be too easy and would have saved the working taxpayers a lot of funds. I guess the worker doesn't deserve any help to support their family. Just work harder to take care of business along with some lazy non-worker.