Report 2012-110 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report 2012-110: Special Interest License Plate Funds: The State Has Foregone Certain Revenues Related to Special Interest License Plates and Some Expenditures Were Unallowable or Unsupported (Release Date: April 2013)

Recommendation #13 To: Food and Agriculture, Department of

To make certain that money from the special plate funds pay only for allowable and supportable activities, Food and Agriculture should use all appropriate funding sources to pay for any expenses that benefit multiple programs in proportion to the benefits those programs actually receive.

1-Year Agency Response

This has been implemented by way of tracking antiterrorism fund and non-antiterrorism fund activity.

  • Completion Date: May 2013
  • Response Date: April 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

Implemented by way of discerning antiterrorism fund and non antiterrorism fund activity.

  • Completion Date: May 2013
  • Response Date: November 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending

Food and Agriculture claims that it has implemented a time tracking system to identify activities related to antiterrorism fund. However, it did not provide evidence of the implementation of its time tracking system for this purpose.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

60-Day Agency Response

Effective May 1, 2013, CDFA has implemented a new electronic time tracking system to track employee time spent on antiterrorism fund and non- antiterrorism fund related activities.

  • Completion Date: May 2013
  • Response Date: June 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

The Department of Food and Agriculture was not able to provide evidence of the implementation of its time tracking system.


All Recommendations in 2012-110

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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