Comment Requested: Serious Deficiency Process
USDA Food and Nutrition Service has recently issued a request for information to gather detailed comments from stakeholders about the serious deficiency process in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The serious deficiency process provides a systematic way to correct serious management problems and, when that effort fails, protect the program through due process. NCA Model Comment: The Serious Deficiency process should be used to address severe and pervasive issues of program non-compliance that critically impact program integrity and not applied when addressing minor infractions which are often human error and can be corrected with training and technical assistance. Serious Deficiency should be appealable. Comment Period End Date Thursday, August 15, 2019.