Report 2012-121.2 Recommendation 7 Responses

Report 2012-121.2: Department of Parks and Recreation: Flaws in Its Budget Allocation Processes Hinder Its Ability to Effectively Manage the Park System (Release Date: September 2013)

Recommendation #7 To: Parks and Recreation, Department of

To ensure that the Legislature has the information necessary to make any future decisions related to service reductions or park closures, beginning in fiscal year 2014-15 the department should provide it with an annual report that details the costs to operate each park unit.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2015

The Department released its Park Unit Costing report in January 2015 which identified actual expenditures at the park unit level. Every year concurrent with the January 10 release of the Governor's Budget, the Department will release past-year actual expenditures at the Park Unit Level. See 'Expenditure Unit Detail, Fiscal Year 2013-14'.

Attachment G:

Park Unit Costing Report

  • Completion Date: September 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented


1-Year Agency Response

Every year concurrent with the January 10 release of the Governor's Budget, the Department will release past-year actual expenditures at the Park Unit Level.

  • Completion Date: September 2014
  • Response Date: September 2014

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

The department's response is the same as its response for this recommendation at the 6-month update. However, the department's assessment has changed from not fully implemented to fully implemented but it has not provided us with documentation to support its claim of full implementation.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation
  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

6-Month Agency Response

Every year, concurrent with the January 10 release of Governors Budget, the Department plans to release past year actual expenditures at the Park Unit Level.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 12/31/2014
  • Response Date: March 2014

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


60-Day Agency Response

The Department is on track to provide its report to the Legislature that details the costs to operate each park unit and annual reports to the Legislature thereafter.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 2013
  • Response Date: November 2013

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

The department indicates that it is on track to submit annual reports to the Legislature beginning in fiscal year 2014-15. Recommendation is pending until it submits its first report.


All Recommendations in 2012-121.2

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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