Report 2016-110 Recommendation 4 Responses

Report 2016-110: Trade Apprenticeship Programs: The State Needs to Better Oversee Apprenticeship Programs, Such as the Air Conditioning Trade Association's Sheet Metal Program (Release Date: November 2016)

Recommendation #4 To: Central Unified School District

To ensure that ACTA was reimbursed only for allowable costs from fiscal years 2010-11 through 2014-15, Central Unified should determine how much it reimbursed ACTA for unallowable activities and work with the Chancellor's Office to determine how to recover those funds from ACTA.

1-Year Agency Response

ACTA and Central Unified executed the agreed upon dates for reimbursement. Hours were submitted and and reviewed by both ACTA and CUSD. Central Unified's business office then reimbursed accordingly.

  • Completion Date: June 2017
  • Response Date: November 2017

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

Central Unified determined that ACTA had overcharged $39,513 for unallowable activities related to fiscal years 2012-13 through 2014-15. Central Unified billed ACTA for that amount on November 14, 2017, and it is waiting for ACTA's payment. However, our audit covered a five fiscal year period (2010-11 through 2014-15) and we found that ACTA was overcharging Central Unified in all five fiscal years. Central Unified received direction from the Chancellor's Office to bill ACTA for three fiscal years.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

6-Month Agency Response

CAS will work with district and site personnel in order plan and determine the amount of hours that were allowable. Depending on the findings, additional support may be needed from ACTA and the Chancellor's office to complete the task.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/20/17
  • Response Date: May 2017

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

60-Day Agency Response

CLASS LEA will communicate with the state chancellor's office to determine next steps in retrieving funds.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 7/1/17
  • Response Date: January 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken

Central Unified has not yet begun the process to determine how much it reimbursed ACTA for unallowable activities.

All Recommendations in 2016-110

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.