Report 2013-107 Recommendation 14 Responses
Report 2013-107: Accounts Outside the State's Centralized Treasury System: Processes Exist to Safeguard Money, but Controls for These Accounts Need Strengthening (Release Date: October 2013)
Recommendation #14 To: Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
To ensure that it possesses all equipment purchased with Wildland Fire Fund money, Cal Fire should perform a periodic inventory of equipment.
6-Month Agency Response
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has performed an inventory of equipment and will perform periodic inventories in accordance with State Administrative Manual requirements.
- Completion Date: March 2014
- Response Date: April 2014
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
CalFire provided documentation indicating that it performed a complete inventory of WiFiter-related equipment and found items with a total cost of about $1.1 million. This documentation also indicates that CalFire could not find about $115,000 in additional WiFIter-related equipment purchased with WiFiter funds according to CDAA documentation.
60-Day Agency Response
CAL FIRE will perform periodic inventories in accordance with State Administrative Manual requirements.
- Completion Date: December 2013
- Response Date: December 2013
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented
According to Cal Fire's response to recommendation 13, it concluded fieldwork related to conducting physical inventories on December 5, 2013 and is in the process of completing an inventory report.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.