Report 2014-301 Recommendation 3 Responses
Report 2014-301: Judicial Branch Procurement: Five Superior Courts Did Not Consistently Follow Judicial Branch Contracting Practices (Release Date: November 2014)
Recommendation #3 To: Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
To improve its payment practices and comply with the judicial contracting manual, the Alameda court should only make advance payments under the conditions that the judicial contracting manual allows.
60-Day Agency Response
The Court has reviewed the audit and will continue to provide water for court staff and jurors; lower cost alternative approaches to water provision will however be explored. We agree with the recommendation with regard to improper and unallowable payments specifically overpayments and advance payments and will follow the Judicial Branch Contract Manuel for direction in the future.
- Completion Date: December 2014
- Response Date: January 2015
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.