Report 2009-103 Recommendation 14 Responses

Report 2009-103: Departments of Health Care Services and Public Health: Their Actions Reveal Flaws in the State's Oversight of the California Constitution's Implied Civil Service Mandate and in the Departments' Contracting for Information Technology Services (Release Date: September 2009)

Recommendation #14 To: Health Care Services, Department of

To ensure that reporting into General Services contracts database is accurate and complete, both departments should establish a review-and-approval process for entering their contract information into the database.

1-Year Agency Response

Health Care Services stated that it completed an assessment of the feasibility of creating a new contract database, but determined that it is not economically feasible at this time. Health Care Services also stated that it provided training and instructions to staff on the importance of entering accurate information into the General Services database and that a supervisor regularly reviews reports from the database to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the data. (2011-406, p. 89).

  • Response Date: September 2010

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

Subsequent to the original publication of this response, the state auditor considered this recommendation to be fully implemented.

All Recommendations in 2009-103

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.