Report 2009-103 Recommendation 18 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 #18 To: Health Care Services, 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

Health Care Services stated that it would obtain the necessary approvals, as required. Health Care Services did not indicate that any revision of policy or procedure would be necessary. Health Care Services also stated that in February 2010 it provided specific instructions to staff regarding the disclosure categories related to offer evaluators. Health Care Services provided documents showing that its contracts management unit added language to its user guides stating that disclosure requirements apply to all persons involved in contractor selection. (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.