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03-29-11 Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Social Services Department Ranks 4th in State for Benefit Programs
 
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For Immediate Release

Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Social Services Department Ranks 4th in State for Benefit Programs

March 29, 2011
Social Services

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Social Services Department ranks fourth in what Commissioner Martin D. Brown, Virginia Department of Social Services, recently announced as the VDSS Sweet 15 for Benefit Programs. Chesterfield-Colonial Heights was the only Level III agency in Central Virginia on the VDSS Sweet 15.
Agencies were placed in one of three categories by their size and their number of full-time employees: Level I (1-20); Level II (21-80); and Level III (81 or more). The top five performers for each level were identified based on the Performance Indicators Monthly Report. Indicators included the timeliness of processing applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assurance Program, or SNAP, and Temporary Assistance for Need Families, or TANF, program, participation rates for those programs, timeliness of Medicaid reviews, quality assurance, as well as the percent of Virginia’s Initiative for Employment not Welfare, or VIEW, clients employed, their average hourly wage and their retention rate.
"Given the increased needs of citizens in the current economic climate and the difficulty many citizens have faced in obtaining employment, the high quality of work that social services staff continues to accomplish in this environment of historically high caseloads is remarkable. Employees continue to think innovatively about the delivery of services, even as demand increases," Marsha Sharpe, director of Chesterfield County’s Social Services Department said. 
 
VDSS Sweet 15 benefit program rankings:

1 Appomattox (I), Fredericksburg (II), Staunton/Augusta/Waynesboro (III) 
2 Clark (I), Brunswick (II), Chesapeake (III)
3 Floyd (I), Lee (II), Suffolk (III) 
4 Norton (I), Patrick (II), Chesterfield-Colonial Heights (III) 
5 Amelia (I), Bristol (II), Norfolk (III)

 

 “The VDSS Sweet 15 are the cream of the crop. They are the best at what they do and we recognize them for their consistent demonstration of excellence,” Brown said.  


 


 



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