Report 2008-115 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2008-115: Department of Fish and Game: Its Limited Success in Identifying Viable Projects and Its Weak Controls Reduce the Benefit of Revenues From Sales of the Bay-Delta Sport Fishing Enhancement Stamp (Release Date: October 2008)

Recommendation #3 To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of

To track and report project costs adequately, Fish and Game should require that project managers approve all expenditures directly related to their projects. Project managers should periodically reconcile to accounting records the records for their respective projects and should report expenditures to the staff responsible for preparing the advisory committee reports.

1-Year Agency Response

Fish and Game reports that fish stamp staff now use appropriate index and PCA codes to identify fish stamp expenditures by project. Fish and Game also reported that project managers within the department now approve all expenditures and report to fish stamp staff. Fish and Game told us that the appropriate adjustments have been made to reimburse the General Fund and charge the fish stamp account for the lease payments. Fish and Game stated that the advisory committee receives detailed financial overviews that include actual project and administrative expenditures, as well as project status. Lastly, Fish and Game reported that fish stamp staff are aware of the need to communicate accurately to the committee and are doing their utmost to provide accurate information. (See 2010-406 p. 254)

  • Response Date: October 2009

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2008-115

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.