The Sacramento court should ensure that managers restrict their approvals to established dollar levels so that managers with sufficient knowledge of the court's resources approve purchases.
The Court addressed this issue immediately upon notification. As an added check/balance, the Contracts Purchasing Unit has been instructed to scrutinize Purchase Request Forms that have been approved and authorized to ensure the person authorizing the purchase has not exceeded his/her purchasing limit.
The Court has also added language to its local policies to address the review by Purchasing staff of valid levels of approvals by managers. The Court's Purchasing staff included this review step into their normal procurement process beginning in March 2013.
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.