Management Issues of Implementing Welfare to Work Programs In California

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Management Issues of Implementing Welfare to Work Programs In California In August of 1996, our chief executive of the United States, President Clinton, changed the structure of welfare dependency. He signed into law, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. This act, with its entire new legislature, has come to be known as welfare reform. Our state leaders, administrators and managers face many challenges and constraints in their attempt to implement a law, which will restructure the welfare dependency roles. This paper will take a detailed view of the specific challenges faced by state public sector leaders, in the attempt to implement these new laws which created a new welfare system for the United…show more content…
For too long the needy and many of our legal immigrants had dependent on government funds known as Aid for Families with Depend Children (AFDC.) When President Clinton took office, he began to restructure the United States Government and its policies. One very noticeable change, which had an impact on the majority of the United States citizens, was the restructuring of the welfare system. AFDC was replaced by a program known as, The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF.) Under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, state administrators, as opposed to the federal government, determines the eligibility of needy families and the benefits and services they are eligible to receive. During the course of implementing welfare reform, the federal government decided that it would reduce its role as administrator of state programs and funds relating to welfare. Each state was given the authority to create and implement its own projects for reducing welfare's financial weight, which the federal government carried. Each state was issued a limited amount of funds to create their own unique and innovate programs to reduce the size of welfare dependency. This action put an end to uniformed ways of administering and monitoring welfare payments. Although the federal government limited their roles of participation in welfare guidance, they set mandate in the new laws which state must
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