Report 2010-118 Recommendations

When an audit is completed and a report is issued, auditees must provide the State Auditor with information regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year. Additionally, Senate Bill 1452 (Chapter 452, Statutes of 2006), requires auditees who have not implemented recommendations after one year, to report to us and to the Legislature why they have not implemented them or to state when they intend to implement them. Below, is a listing of each recommendation the State Auditor made in the report referenced and a link to the most recent response from the auditee addressing their progress in implementing the recommendation and the State Auditor's assessment of auditee's response based on our review of the supporting documentation.

Recommendations in Report 2010-118: California Prison Industry Authority: It Can More Effectively Meet Its Goals of Maximizing Inmate Employment, Reducing Recidivism, and Remaining Self-Sufficient (Release Date: May 2011)

Recommendations to Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
Number Recommendation Status

To improve the reliability of employment data contained in CalParole, Corrections should ensure†that†parole agents correctly follow procedures related to populating the data fields of and maintaining CalParole.

Fully Implemented

Supervisors of parole agents should conduct periodic reviews of parolee files to verify whether employment fields are completed appropriately and whether employment is documented adequately.

Fully Implemented

As Corrections prepares to move CalParole data into the Strategic Offender Management System (SOMS), it should modify existing employment-related fields and add to SOMS new fields that are currently not available in CalParole so that Corrections can minimize the opportunity for erroneous data entries and make employment data more reliable.

Fully Implemented
Recommendations to Prison Industry Authority
Number Recommendation Status

To ensure that it has a uniform set of inmate assignment standards, CALPIA should continue its efforts to issue regulations and complete the amendment of Corrections' operations manual. It should then work with Corrections to implement the changes to the inmate assignment criteria and the assignment process when the regulations take effect.

Fully Implemented

CALPIA should maintain the source documentation used in calculating the savings it brings to the State as well as ensure that an adequate secondary review of its calculation occurs.

Fully Implemented

It should also qualify its savings by stating that employment at CALPIA enterprises may be just one of several factors that contribute to the lower recidivism of its inmates.

Fully Implemented

To allow it to measure progress in meeting the goals in its strategic plan, CALPIA should ensure that all of its performance indicators are clear, measurable, and consistently tracked. It should also continue its efforts to measure properly its performance and to track each performance indicator.


Further, CALPIA needs to create a process that will allow its management to review the results of performance tracking and ensure that the results can be re-created at least annually.


CALPIA should continue to use its recently improved method of identifying new product ideas and the changing needs of state agencies.


When performing analyses to establish prices for its products, CALPIA should document the basis for each productís or serviceís profit margin and should also ensure that it always considers and documents market data when making pricing decisions.


CALPIA should continue to ensure that its managers use the estimated net profit report on a regular basis to review the profitability of each enterprise and to make decisions on how to improve the profitability of those enterprises that are unprofitable.

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