Report 2008-115 Recommendation 8 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 #8 To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of

To ensure that employees appropriately charge their time to fish stamp projects, Fish and Game should discontinue the current practice of charging payroll costs to the fish stamp account for employee activities we identified as not pertaining to the program. In addition, Fish and Game should determine whether it inappropriately charged any other expenditures to the fish stamp account and make the necessary accounting adjustments.

1-Year Agency Response

Fish and Game reports that fish stamp staff were provided with guidelines concerning when to charge activities to the fish stamp account. Additionally, Fish and Game also indicated that past inappropriate payroll charges to the fish stamp account have been corrected and that fish stamp staff currently review accounting reports for inappropriate charges. Fish and Game also stated it identified other inappropriate expenditures charged to the fish stamp account and made appropriate accounting adjustments. (See 2010-406 p. 255)

  • 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.