"The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Services (OTDA) provides and/or oversees programs administered through 58 local districts: temporary cash and heating assistance; assistance in paying for food; child support enforcement; eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits; homeless housing and services; and assistance to certain immigrant populations. The Commissioner of OTDA requested this project to improve performance management, building on existing capabilities in performance measurement. The Capstone team examined the exchange of communication and measurement data between OTDA and local districts; solicited from various stakeholders recommendations for performance system changes; and conducted interviews with district commissioners, OTDA officials, relevant performance management experts, and officials from related state agencies. The team's literature review examined mechanisms utilized in other states that could serve as models for OTDA. Based on its research, the Capstone team recommended mechanisms with the best chances for success for OTDA. "
||New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
||Dennis Smith and Ana Oliveira
||"Kate Hansen, Christina Harvey"