Report 2013-107 Recommendations and Responses in 2014-041

Report 2013-107: Accounts Outside the State's Centralized Treasury System: Processes Exist to Safeguard Money, but Controls for These Accounts Need Strengthening

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of 2013-041 Response Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection 1 7 2 n/a 2

Recommendation To: Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of

To safeguard cost recovery program revenue, Cal Fire should, within the next six months, develop a process to track civil cost recovery cases statewide to monitor compliance with policies as well as monitor collection status.

Response

CAL FIRE has already completed data gathering on all Civil Cost Recovery (CCR) Program active cases.

On or about October 18, 2013, direction was issued from CAL FIRE's executive management requiring a complete listing of all active CCR Program cases on a statewide basis be complied and provided to CCR Program staff in Sacramento Headquarters. Direction was also given requiring, at minimum, monthly reporting of any change in case number or status to the CCR Program in Sacramento Headquarters.

Furthermore, in November 2013, CAL FIRE's Information Technology Services developed a project charter and strategic objectives for the development of a CCR Program database. The CCR Program database, once completed, will integrate with existing labor accounting systems. Work on this project remains in progress with an estimated completion date of December 31, 2014.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented
  • Estimated Completion Date: December 31, 2014
  • Response Date: October 2014

Recommendation To: Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of

Cal Fire should continue its efforts to determine what happened to the $13,470 check that was not deposited in the Wildland Fire Fund.

Response

The California Department of Justice investigation remains in progress.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending
  • Estimated Completion Date: December 31, 2014
  • Response Date: October 2014

Current Status of Recommendations

All Recommendations in 2014-041