Program Integrity Bureau
The Program Integrity Bureau's mission within the Automation, Integrity, and Client Initiatives Branch is to ensure
program integrity and safeguard public assistance funds at the county level through the prevention, detection, and
investigation of welfare fraud and recovery of misspent funds.
The CDSS Program Integrity Bureau provides program integrity direction and oversight for the CalWORKs and CalFresh
Programs. Program Integrity activities to detect, prevent and investigate welfare fraud are completed by staff from
county welfare departments and special investigative units.
This website provides policy and operational guidelines, instructions, and information in areas including Income and
Eligibility Verification System data matches, various types of fraud contacts, state and federal regulations, and
county, state, and federal contact information.