Report I2015-1 Recommendation 20 Responses
Report I2015-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees (Release Date: August 2015)
Case Number I2015-0384
Recommendation #20 To: Veterans Affairs, Department of
To recoup some of the wasted funds the Chula Vista Veterans Home spent on purchasing the boom lift, the Department of Veterans Affairs should determine the boom lift's present-day value and consider either selling or auctioning it.
Agency Response From September 2015
The Department of Veterans Affairs (Veterans Affairs) reported in September 2015 that it considered selling or auctioning the boom lift. Instead, Veterans Affairs opted to transfer the lift from the Chula Vista Veterans Home (Chula Vista home) to the Yountville Veterans Home (Yountville home) because the Yountville home demonstrated a need for the lift. The Yountville home reported to Veterans Affairs that using the lift from the Chula Vista home would address 85 percent of its needs and would save approximately $9,000 from its contracting costs. Veterans Affairs directed staff at the Yountville home to monitor the boom lift's actual usage. If the usage does not achieve sufficient cost savings, Veterans Affairs stated that it again would consider selling or auctioning the boom lift.