Letter to HHS on the OPM Clarification that state contractors are permitted to support state governments in the administration of federally-funded entitlement program

Dear Secretary Azar: The Center for Accountability, Modernization, and Innovation (CAMI) is a nonprofit organization that was created to promote innovative solutions to public policy challenges. As the entire nation is grappling with the significant challenges associated with the novel coronavirus, states could well face additional challenges implementing federally-funded entitlement programs as their workforces face significantly increased workloads and potentially fewer staff being available during the crisis. We are reaching out to you today because we believe it is essential that the states are aware of the full range of options available to them as they contend with these pressures.