Report 2015-102 Recommendation 28 Responses
Report 2015-102: Central Basin Municipal Water District: Its Board of Directors Has Failed to Provide the Leadership Necessary for It to Effectively Fulfill Its Responsibilities (Release Date: December 2015)
Recommendation #28 To: Central Basin Municipal Water District
To ensure that its travel expenses are reasonable and necessary, the district should take steps, such as issuing a clarifying memorandum or providing additional training, to ensure all board members and staff, especially those who process reimbursement claims, are aware of what the district considers to be proper expenses incurred while traveling, including only paying for lodging expenses that reflect group or government rates, unless there is documentation that such rates are unavailable.
6-Month Agency Response
Staff issued a clarifying memorandum to Board Members and staff on what the district considers to be proper expenses while traveling, specifically only paying for lodging expenses that reflect group or government rates, unless there is documentation that such rates are unavailable. The memorandum was presented to staff during the monthly staff meeting on April 26, 2016. Staff was briefed and trained on the new changes to the travel and reimbursement policy.
- Completion Date: May 2016
- Response Date: June 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
60-Day Agency Response
Staff is in the process of preparing a clarifying memorandum to address the State Audit recommendations and will provide additional training to staff. The memorandum will be issued by March 2016.
- Estimated Completion Date: April 2016
- Response Date: January 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.