The feds are finally letting up on sanctions against the department of public health and it's once lack luster administration of its food stamp program. According to public health's Elsa Perez the agency received official notification from the USDA's food and nutrition service that it would be withdrawing sanctions. We've actually been following this story since last year, when, after repeated warnings the feds announced plans to suspend funding.
Perez said, "What it was is that there was a 187 thousand some penalty and had the sanction continued every quarter that penalty would have doubled so with the sanction lifted it really saves the government of guam a lot of money". The sanctions were removed after the agency implemented system wide improvements to better accuracy and efficiency of application processng and determination of benefits.