The results of the latest SAMS survey (April 2016) spoke loud and clear: 97% of you reported that SAMS’ design means you have less time for face-to-face case-planning with clients; 96.7% believe that SAMS has had a negative impact on clients; and 80% don’t think that operating with SAMS in the workplace is sustainable. In other words, SAMS is still a lemon. Read the full SAMS survey report (May 3, 2016), click here.
Around the same time our survey results were released, the Wynne government announced it was awarding to the same company that created SAMS another $32 million to fix it. Is there no end to the money the government is prepared to throw at this lemon of a system? By all counts, it’s over $300,026,000 so far.
To deal with SAMS’ continuing problems, CUPE Ontario’s Social Services committee is calling for an immediate cash infusion to the municipalities that administer Ontario Works to provide the extra resources that working with SAMS requires.
SAMS Survey Results
- SSWCC June 2016 Municipal Social Services Update
- Social Assistance Management System Survey Report – May 3, 2016
- SSWCC April 2016 Memo re SAMS update (news and progress)
- SSWCC SAMS update (October 2015)
- Poll results from SAMS town hall, March 2, 2015
- SSWCC March 2015 Memo re SAMS update (news and progress)
- SAMS update-News and progress (January 2015)
- SAMS Isn’t Working” postcard campaign
- Backgrounder – Social Assistance Management System (SAMS)
- CUPE-SSWCC News Release Town Hall Problems with SAMS