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

All Recommendations in 2010-124

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.