Report 2015-508 Recommendation 3 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 #3 To: Workforce Investment Board, California

To ensure that the state board assesses the merits of pursing federal funding for workforce investment programs in California, it should establish procedures by December 31, 2015, that include, at a minimum, the following:
- The methods it will use to identify federal grant opportunities.
- The factors it will consider in its decisions to pursue or forgo applying for these grants.
- The process by which it will document its analyses of grants and its final decisions to either pursue or forgo grant opportunities.
- A method for ensuring that the process is consistently implemented.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2017

The State Board continues to identify, review and analyze federal funding opportunities in close coordination with EDD, incorporating the recommendations of the Government Finance Officers Association that the State Auditor provided. The Administration Branch staff performs this work monthly on federal grant opportunities that fall outside the scope of EDD's federal grant seeking efforts. The State Board and EDD finalized the internal processes for how this new procedure is being used by the State Board and EDD. Documentation of these internal processes can be found in EDD's most recent response.

  • Completion Date: December 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented


1-Year Agency Response

The State Board has established internal procedures for the identification, review and analysis of federal funding opportunities, incorporating the recommendations of the Government Finance Officers Association that the State Auditor provided. However, the State Board and EDD are continuing to finalize the internal processes for how this new procedure will be used by the State Board and EDD as part of our coordinated roles and responsibilities related to grant-seeking. The full implementation of the internal processes have been delayed due to WIOA implementation activities as noted in EDD's 1 year response.

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

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


6-Month Agency Response

The State Board has established internal procedures for the identification, review and analysis of federal funding opportunities, incorporating the recommendations of the Government Finance Officers Association that the State Auditor provided. However, the State Board and EDD are continuing to finalize the internal processes for how this new procedure will be used by the State Board and EDD as part of our coordinated roles and responsibilities related to grant-seeking. the full implementation of the internal processes have been delayed due to WIOA implementation activities as noted in EDD's 6-month response.

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

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


60-Day Agency Response

The State Board has established internal procedures for the identification, review and analysis of federal funding opportunities, incorporating the recommendations of the Government Finance Officers Association that the State Auditor provided. However, the State Board and EDD are continuing to finalize the internal processes for how this new procedure will be used by the State Board and EDD as part of our coordinated roles and responsibilities related to grant-seeking.

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

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


All Recommendations in 2015-508

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.