Report 2013-107 Recommendations and Responses in 2015-041

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 2014-041 Response Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection 2 7 2 2 0

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

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Civil Cost Recovery Database was completed on or about January 2015 and is fully implemented.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: January 2015
  • Response Date: September 2015

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) requested the assistance of the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate the missing check. In September 2015, CAL FIRE was notified that the DOJ was unable to determine the whereabouts of the missing check and was unaware of any additional investigative leads; accordingly, the investigation was closed. At this time CAL FIRE has exhausted all possible avenues to determine what occurred with the check and is unable to take any further action on this item.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Resolved
  • Completion Date: September 2015
  • Response Date: September 2015

Current Status of Recommendations

All Recommendations in 2015-041