Report 2015-508 Recommendation 2 Responses

Report 2015-508: Follow-Up—Federal Workforce Investment Grants: The Employment Development Department Established Procedures for Seeking Discretionary Grants, but Needs to Strengthen Them (Release Date: September 2015)

Recommendation #2 To: Employment Development Department

To ensure that the State maximizes federal funding opportunities related to workforce investment, EDD and the state board should formalize their collaborative grant-seeking procedures by December 31, 2015, to clearly define their respective roles and responsibilities in the grant-seeking process.

1-Year Agency Response

As of June 30, 2016, the workload associated with the transitional activities required to successfully implement the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is well underway. As such, EDD and the State Board plan to collaborate to formalize the grant-seeking procedures. The procedures will clearly define their respective roles and responsibilities in the grant-seeking process.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 2016
  • Response Date: September 2016

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


6-Month Agency Response

This recommendation has not been fully implemented. Once the workload associated with implementing WIOA in the transition year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) is completed, EDD will continue to work with the State Board to develop grant-seeking internal processes and procedures, including coordinating efforts and roles and responsibilities for grant-seeking activities.

  • Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2016
  • Response Date: March 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: No Action Taken


60-Day Agency Response

This recommendation has not been fully implemented. The EDD and the State Board are in development of grant-seeking internal processes and procedures, including coordinating efforts and roles and responsibilities for grant-seeking activities.

  • Estimated Completion Date: Early 2016
  • Response Date: November 2015

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


All Recommendations in 2015-508

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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