Maximizing Your Health and Human Services Budget

June 9
Duration: 1 hour

 As purse strings continue to tighten at every level of government agencies know it is important to maximize their budget. For health and human services agencies, which have the added responsibility of managing citizen benefits and relief payments, it is imperative to get the most out of every dollar.

During this interactive webinar, representatives from the Utah Department of Workforce Services and the Mississippi Department of Human Services will share best practices for making the most of a limited budget. By utilizing prepaid cards, these agencies were able to minimize risk and fraud, streamline operations and establish controls against waste and abuse. In addition to yielding significant cost-savings, these procedures enabled workers to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time helping citizens.

Join GOVERNING on Thursday, June 9 at 2 p.m. ET, as we explore innovative ways for health and human services agencies to make the most of their budget.

Participants will learn:

  • Practical tools and best practices from their HHS peers in Utah and Mississippi
  • How prepaid cards can enforce spending policies, establishing controls against fraud, waste and abuse
  • The benefits of eliminating paper processes - reducing disbursement costs and speeding up service delivery
  • What an efficient financial system can do to improve employee operations and citizen service delivery



Paul Cosgrave
Senior Fellow
Center for Digital Government

Elizabeth Carver
Senior Business Analyst
Utah Department of Workforce Services

Joel Savell
EBT/ePayment Services Coordinator
Mississippi Department of Human Services