Report 2009-501 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2009-501: State Mandates: Operational and Structural Changes Have Yielded Limited Improvements in Expediting Processes and in Controlling Costs and Liabilities (Release Date: October 2009)

Recommendation #3 To: Controller's Office, State

The Controller should increase its efforts to fill vacant positions in its Mandated Cost Audits Bureau.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2012

We worked closely with the Department of Finance to restore funding for the 10 vacant positions, which are identified in the 2010 Budget Act adopted October 8, 2010. However, of the ten positions requested, we lost four General Fund positions effective July 2, 2012, due to salary savings reductions. Consequently, we have 38 authorized positions. We currently have 37 filled mandated costs audit positions and are conducting interviews for the last vacant position.

  • Completion Date: September 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-501

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.