Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Austin TV News Picks up on Texas' Welfare Computer Glitches

A CBS affiliate in Austin has a report on the new welfare software that is being implemented in Texas (TIERS), and says that to date, TIERS has cost Texas almost 300 Million Dollars, and it still doesn't work. They also say that the State is charging ahead with plans to implement this new software, Call Centers, and staff reductions all at one time. Add to that the likelihood that they will outsource much of this to Accenture, and you have a disaster on the horizon that will make the mess in Colorado look like small change.

It is unfortunate that this station is only picking up on this now, because opportunities to do anything to stop this in the current legislative session are fading quickly.

Click here to view this report.