Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin Completes Review Of State DHS

Mar 1, 2016

File photo of Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin outside the Arkansas state Capitol in April 2015.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says he has wrapped up an eight-week review of the state Department of Human Services.

Griffin offered no recommendations on how to improve the agency Tuesday but says he looks forward to providing suggestions to Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

In December, Hutchinson asked Griffin to lead the review of DHS. Griffin says that since January he has interviewed individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives about the agency.

Griffin says he met with more than 185 people - including constituents, current and former DHS employees, elected officials, staff members and others knowledgeable of the agency.

He also says he visited several county offices and heard firsthand accounts of what DHS does well, what it does poorly, and how the agency can better serve taxpayers.