Report 2010-124 Recommendation 6 Responses

Report 2010-124: Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: The Benefits of Its Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions Program Are Uncertain (Release Date: September 2011)

Recommendation #6 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

To ensure transparency and accountability for costs associated with information technology projects such as COMPAS, Corrections should disclose that it lacks accounting records to support certain COMPAS expenditure amounts it reported to the Technology Agency and seek guidance on how to proceed with future reporting requirements for its deployment of the COMPAS core to its adult institutions.

Agency Response*

Corrections' staff met with the California Technology Agency in October 2011 and disclosed that it lacked accounting records to support certain COMPAS expenditures that Corrections has been submitting to the California Technology Agency. The California Technology Agency stated that Corrections' reporting of COMPAS costs were appropriate. (See 2013-406, p. 225)

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Response Date: September 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2010-124

†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.

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