Report 2009-103 Recommendation 17 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 #17 To: Public Health, Department of

To ensure that each contract receives the levels of approval required in state rules and in their policies and procedures, the departments should obtain approval by their agency secretary and directors on contracts over specified dollar thresholds.

1-Year Agency Response

Public Health revised its IT Manual and provided us with training material demonstrating its efforts to make procurement staff aware of the IT approval policies. Effective November 3, 2009, Public Health issued a policy that requires each staff member who participates in the procurement process to file a conflict-of-interest and confidentiality statement it created. To its procurement checklists, Public Health added a reminder that each member of the evaluation team must complete conflict-of-interest and confidentiality statements. (2011-406, p. 91).

  • Response Date: September 2010

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

All Recommendations in 2009-103

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.