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.

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 Type†: 6-Month
  • Response Date: October 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


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†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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