Report 2016-110 Recommendation 9 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 #9 To: Industrial Relations, Department of

To ensure the proper oversight of funding for related and supplemental instruction and to clarify the roles of the entities involved in the State's apprenticeship system, the apprenticeship division should work with the Apprenticeship Council to formally approve the common administrative practices document by April 2017 and distribute it to all relevant parties within that system. In addition, to ensure the proper reimbursement of apprenticeship programs, the common administrative practices document should specify that K-12 LEAs take steps to verify that the apprentices actually attended the courses and that the apprenticeship attendance hours reported are for allowable activities only.

60-Day Agency Response

The draft common administrative practices document has been placed on the agenda for discussion at the January 26 quarterly California Apprenticeship Council ("CAC") meeting. The CAC may take action to adopt the document as early as the April CAC or subsequent quarterly meeting.

  • Completion Date: January 2017
  • Response Date: January 2017

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

The Apprenticeship Council provided a letter showing that it approved the common administrative practices document on January 26, 2017.

All Recommendations in 2016-110

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.