Report 2013-109 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2013-109: California Public Utilities Commission: Improved Monitoring of Balancing Accounts Would Better Ensure That Utility Rates Are Fair and Reasonable (Release Date: March 2014)

Recommendation #12 To: Ratepayer Advocates, Office of

To ensure that findings and conclusions resulting from the reviews of balancing accounts are appropriate, complete, and supported, Ratepayer Advocates should, within six months, implement a formalized and documented method to ensure that supervisors approve analysts reviews of balancing accounts by checking the accuracy and completeness of the work that analysts prepare to support the conclusions of their reviews, including any proposed reductions in recoveries.

1-Year Agency Response

Ratepayer Advocates did not provide its one-year response to this recommendation.

  • Completion Date: August 2014
  • Response Date: April 2015

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

Although Ratepayer Advocates provided an audit guide that it developed to support its implementation of this recommendation, it did not provide its one-year response to this recommendation. Based on our review of the audit guide, the audit guide addresses a formalized and documented method that supervisors must follow to approve analysts reviews of balancing accounts.


6-Month Agency Response

Implemented as part of the audit guide

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

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

Ratepayer Advocates did not provide the audit guide it references to substantiate its claim of full implementation.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

60-Day Agency Response

These recommended elements will be part of the audit guide that ORA is creating.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 5/16/14
  • Response Date: May 2014

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


All Recommendations in 2013-109

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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