Report 2010-118 Recommendations and Responses in 2015-041

Report 2010-118: California Prison Industry Authority: It Can More Effectively Meet Its Goals of Maximizing Inmate Employment, Reducing Recidivism, and Remaining Self-Sufficient

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of 2014-041 Response Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 4 3 3 1 1

Recommendation To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

As Corrections prepares to move CalParole data into the Strategic Offender Management System (SOMS), it should modify existing employment-related fields and add to SOMS new fields that are currently not available in CalParole so that Corrections can minimize the opportunity for erroneous data entries and make employment data more reliable.

Response

In order to comply with a Federal court order, CDCR requested the SOMS team complete an emergency configuration for Secured Housing Unit (SHU) functionality in SOMS. After the emergency configuration was completed, the SOMS team resumed necessary activities to support deployment of the SOMS CalParole Replacement Parole Module under a revised schedule. The revised 'go live' date for deployment is now 12/07/2015.

SOMS Training for subject matter experts (T4T) began on 08/17/2015 and concluded on 09/04/2015. Statewide training for all DAPO staff is currently underway and will be completed on 11/25/2015.

Effective 12/07/2015, SOMS will be in full control of all parolee information and will have acquired all existing systems interface from CalParole. At that time, SOMS will officially become the 'System of Record' and CalParole will be taken offline.

(See proof of practice document: Master CalParole Retirement SOMS End User Training Plan)

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: December 31, 2015
  • Response Date: September 2015

Current Status of Recommendations

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