Report 2010-124 Recommendation 7 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 #7 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
To ensure transparency and accountability for costs associated with information technology projects such as COMPAS, Corrections should develop policies to ensure that accounting or budget management personnel are involved in the project planning phase of future information technology projects so that appropriate accounting codes are established for reporting actual project costs.
1-Year Agency Response
Corrections has modified its project management manual to require those responsible for information technology projects to obtain an accounting codeŚreferred to as a functional area codeŚfrom Corrections' budget and accounting staff. Corrections provided the state auditor with revisions to its policy manuals and cost-tracking tools to demonstrate it had implemented the recommendation. (See 2013-406, p. 225)
- Response Date: September 2012
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.