WIC Systems Functional Requirements Checklist


The following checklists were taken from the WIC Functional Requirements Document (FRED) which was provided as guidance to State agencies on functions they should consider incorporating into their Information Systems. Please check those functions/capabilities which the State agency system currently performs or plans to perform within the next two years.

State Agency System Performs State Agency System Planned
1. Calculates the date certification is due to expire. Yes
2. Assigns the participant a nutritional risk code and assigns a priority level. (CPA confirms the code is correct.) Yes
2a. Assigns one risk code. Yes
2b. Assigns up to 3 risk codes. Yes
2c. Assigns up to 6 risk codes. Yes
2d. Assigns more than 6 risk codes. Yes
3. Calculates the applicant's household income and flags individuals whose income exceeds program standards. Yes
3a. Converts incremental income (weekly, monthly) to an annual figure. Yes
4. Associates family members. Yes
5. Statewide data is maintained to facilitate families transferring within the State. Yes
6. Transfers certification data to the central computer facility electronically either in real time or batch mode. Yes
7. Captures or documents the nutrition education provided each participant as well as the topics covered. Yes
8. Uses table-driven food packages. Yes
8a. Uses standard pre-defined food packages. Yes
8b. Enables easy food package tailoring. Yes
8c. Performs edits to prevent over-issuance during food package creation. Yes
9. Enables food instruments to be printed when the participant is present for pick-up, i.e., on-demand. Yes
10. Captures or documents the name of the programs to which the participant was referred. Yes
11. Performs food instrument reconciliation. Yes
12. Produces standard Dual Participation Report. Yes
13. Produces standard Integrity Profile (TIP) Report. Yes
14. Produces standard Rebate Billing Report. Yes Yes
16. Produces Participant Characteristics Datasets. Yes
17. Captures basic transaction data by vendor. Yes
18. Flags high-risk vendors through peer group analysis of redemption data. Yes
18a. Identifies vendors with high average food instrument redemptions. Yes
18b. Identifies vendors with a narrow variation in redemptions. Yes
19. Assigns a maximum value for each food instrument type. Yes
19a. Checks redeemed price against maximum and rejects any food instruments exceeding the maximum amount. Yes
20. Captures source of income. Yes
21. Performs automated dietary assessment. Yes
22. Has automated growth charts. Yes
23. Has point of certification data entry, i.e., a personal computer at each "station" within the clinic. Yes
24. Allows for ad hoc reporting. Yes Yes