Report 2010-122 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2010-122: California Department of Transportation: Its Capital Outlay Support Program Should Strengthen Budgeting Practices, Refine Its Performance Measures, and Improve Internal Controls (Release Date: April 2011)

Recommendation #12 To: Transportation, Department of

To ensure that it monitors the status of projects, Caltrans should continue to implement the policies described in its February 2010 memorandum to the districts describing an approach Caltrans will take to monitor support costs within budget. Moreover, Caltrans should direct its project managers to monitor budgets for all projects according to both hours and costs.

6-Month Agency Response

Caltrans issued a project management directive in August 2011 clarifying the responsibility of project managers in the development and maintenance of project workplans, including planned hours and support costs throughout the life of the project. Further, Caltrans stated that it has added a standing agenda item to a quarterly teleconference to discuss support budget corrective action plans. (2012-406, p. 195)

  • Response Date: October 2011

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

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Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.