Report 2013-501 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 2013-501: Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun: It Continues to Lack Sufficient Controls Over Certain Travel Reimbursements (Release Date: March 2014)

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Recommendations to Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun, Board of
Number Recommendation Status
1

To ensure that its expenditures are appropriate, the board should do the following:
Develop and implement a policy that requires the Bar Pilots to submit documentation demonstrating that they booked the most economical refundable airfare and made travel arrangements in the best interest of the State before the board reimburses travel costs. To the extent that the Bar Pilots cannot demonstrate that they booked the most economical refundable fare, the board should reimburse the Bar Pilots only the equivalent of the most
economical fare.

Fully Implemented
2

To ensure that its expenditures are appropriate, the board should do the following:
Develop and implement a process for reviewing travel reimbursement invoices, such as requiring the Bar Pilots to submit original receipts and disallowing individual costs for extended travel that exceed the costs for required travel.

Fully Implemented
3

To ensure that it consistently adheres to requirements in state law when licensing pilots, the board should do the following:
Revise its checklist for processing license renewals to include all requirements specified in state law, including evidence that pilots piloted vessels in the past year, and retain copies of pilots continuing education training evaluations.

Fully Implemented
4

To ensure that it consistently adheres to requirements in state law when licensing pilots, the board should do the following:

Develop and use a checklist for issuing original licenses that includes all requirements specified in state law.

Fully Implemented


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