PARIS Transmittal 2019-15: 2020 PARIS Training Conference Announcement and Details
We are excited to announce that the 2020 Public Assistance Reporting Information System (PARIS) Training Conference will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Washington D.C. on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10 and 11, 2020.
Attached is the 2020 PARIS Training Conference invitation letter with registration instructions, aimed at the PARIS State Administrative Representatives (https://www.acf.hhs.gov/paris/state/state-administrative-representative). As in previous years, PARIS Member States will be provided financial assistance in accordance with Federal regulation from ACF to send one representative—whose expertise is from the programmatic/operational perspective of the PARIS program—to the Training Conference at no cost to the state. It is recommended to each state that their public assistance agencies coordinate amongst themselves though the PARIS state administrative representative to determine who will be listed as their sponsored participant. States are also highly encouraged to send additional staff at their own expense. State representatives may need the invitation letter as part of their travel approval process to attend the PARIS conference.
Additionally, the Board of Directors is finalizing the training topics and is soliciting input from all states, districts and territories. If you have an area in which you need more guidance or training, please send us your suggestions. The Board is looking to design training sessions that will meet the participants’ educational objectives to better understand and utilize PARIS and its match data. Beyond training requests, this is a call for presenters; on successes or techniques that they can share. This is an open challenge to you to step up to the plate and share your ideas (what worked, what did not) with your fellow PARIS Community. To send in your suggestions, comments, or ideas for presentations, please email them to PARIS@acf.hhs.gov. We are anticipating that this training conference will provide states with useful information that can be brought back and implemented successfully. PARIS is a powerful tool to advance program integrity, prevent improper payments and generates savings for state agencies.
We look forward to seeing you in D.C. in March.