Report 2015-120 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2015-120: California Department of Transportation: Its Maintenance Division's Allocations and Spending for Field Maintenance Do Not Match Key Indicators of Need (Release Date: March 2016)

Recommendation #3 To: Transportation, Department of

Caltrans should revise the language in its future five-year maintenance plans to accurately describe the method it uses to allocate field maintenance funding to its districts.

Agency Response*

Caltrans has revised and incorporated the language into the Caltrans State Highway System Management Plan which replaced the 5-year maintenance plan. For a copy of the revised language, please see Attachment 1.

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Completion Date: February 2017
  • Response Date: March 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

We reviewed the language Caltrans provided, and it has revised the description of its allocation methodology. The revised language accurately describes the allocation method that Caltrans has provided us through its responses to our audit. As we have noted, Caltrans has not completed some of the efforts related to its allocation methodology (for example, the Budget Allocation Tool is not yet complete). The revised language explains that the methodology is currently still under development. However, the State Highway System Management Plan has not finalized and published. After it is published we will assess whether the final language addresses our recommendation.


Agency Response*

Caltrans has drafted revised language that will appear in its five-year maintenance plan which is anticipated by January 31, 2017.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Estimated Completion Date: 1/31/17
  • Response Date: September 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


Agency Response*

Caltrans is in the process of preparing revised language for the 2017 five-year maintenance plan.

This recommendation will be fully implemented prior to the issuance of the 2017 five-year maintenance plan, which is anticipated by January 31, 2017.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2017
  • Response Date: May 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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