Report 2011-103 Recommendation 9 Responses
Report 2011-103: California's Mutual Aid System: The California Emergency Management Agency Should Administer the Reimbursement Process More Effectively (Release Date: January 2012)
Recommendation #9 To: Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
If FEMA determines that the calculations and claims identified in the Office of Inspector General's audit report were erroneous, CAL FIRE should revise its method of claiming reimbursement for personnel hours to comply with FEMA's policy.
6-Month Agency Response
On March 5, 2012, FEMA deobligated $5.7 million in funding related to hours claimed that were in excess of its recovery policy, which permits the reimbursement of personnel costs up to 24 hours for each of the first two days and up to 16 hours for each of the following days in the response period CAL FIRE stated that it revised its method of claiming reimbursement for personnel hours to comply with FEMA's policy. (See 2013-406, p. 74)
- Response Date: October 2012
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.