Audits Reported to Budget Subcommittees and Standing/Policy Committees - 2002

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Introduction
California State University
Community Colleges
Department of Consumer Affairs
Department of Corrections
Department of Education
Employment Development Department
Department of Finance
Department of Health Services
Department of Housing and Community Development
Department of Insurance
Department of Justice
Department of Motor Vehicles
Office of Emergency Services
Public Employees' Retirement System
Department of Rehabilitation
Department of Social Services
Technology, Trade, and Commerce Agency
Department of Transportation
University of California
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Water Resources
Various Local Entities
Various State Entities and Programs
Energy Policy

California State University

Report Number 96041
California State University: While Its System of Direct Vendor Payments Should Continue, Its Credit Card Program Could Benefit From Better Controls

Community Colleges

Report Number 2000-103
California Community Colleges: Poor Oversight by the Chancellor's Office Allows Districts to Incorrectly Report Their Level of Spending on Instructor Salaries

Report Number 96040
California Community Colleges: The Chancellor's Office Should Exercise Greater Oversight of the Use of Instructional Service Agreements for Training or Services

Report Number 99134
Los Angeles Community College District: It Has Improved Its Procedures for Selecting College Presidents

Department of Consumer Affairs

Report Number 2000-111
Department of Consumer Affairs: Lengthy Delays and Poor Monitoring Weaken Consumer Protection

Department of Corrections

Report Number I2000-2
California State Prison, San Quentin: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees
(Allegation I990090)

Report Number I2000-1
Department of Corrections: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees
(Allegation I990136)

Report Number 2001-108
Department of Corrections: Its Fiscal Practices and Internal Controls Are Inadequate to Ensure Fiscal Responsibility

Report Number 2001-104
Department of Corrections: Though Improving, the Department Still Does Not Identify and Serve All Parolees Needing Outpatient Clinic Program Services, but Increased Caseloads Might Strain Clinic Resources

Report Number 99026
Department of Corrections: Poor Management Practices Have Resulted in Excessive Personnel Costs

Department of Education

Report Number I2001-2
Department of Education: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees
(Allegation I990003)

Report Number 2000-108
Standardized Tests: Although Some Students May Receive Extra Time on Standardized Tests That Is Not Deserved, Others May Not Be Getting the Assistance They Need

Report Number 99131
STAR Program: Ongoing Conflicts Between the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction as Well as Continued Errors Impede the Program's Success

Employment Development Department

Report Number 99031
Employment Development Department: Although New Telephone Services Have Enhanced Customer Access to the Department's Unemployment and Disability Insurance Programs, Customers Encounter Difficulties During Peak Calling Periods

Department of Finance

Report Number 99142
The State-County Property Tax Administration Program: The State and the Counties Continue to Benefit, but the Department of Finance Needs to Improve Its Oversight

Department of Health Services

Report Number 2000-122
Department of Health Services: A Conflict of Interest Did Not Cause the Fresno District's Inadequate Oversight of Skilled Nursing Facilities

Report Number 2000-013
Department of Health Services: Additional Improvements Are Needed to Ensure Children Are Adequately Protected From Lead Poisoning

Report Number 2000-009
Department of Health Services: Drug Treatment Authorization Requests Continue to Increase

Department of Housing and Community Development

Report Number 2000-129
Department of Housing and Community Development: Poor Administration of Certain Aspects of the California Natural Disaster Assistance Program for Loma Prieta Earthquake Victims Could Result in Inappropriate Loan Forgiveness

Department of Insurance

Report Number 2000-123
Department of Insurance: Recent Settlement and Enforcement Practices Raise Serious Concerns About It's Regulation of Insurance Companies

Report Number 2001-102
Department of Insurance Conservation and Liquidation Office: Stronger Oversight Is Needed to Properly Safeguard Insurance Companies' Assets

Department of Justice

Report Numbers 98024, 99024, 2000-012, and 2001-013
Department of Justice: It Continues to Use the Improvements It Made to the California Witness Protection Program

Department of Motor Vehicles

Report Number 2001-103
Department of Motor Vehicles: Although Unable to Measure the Extent of Identity Fraud and the Effect of Recent Reforms, It Should Improve Its Technology, Procedures, and Staffing Further

Office of Emergency Services

Report Number 2001-111.1
Blackout Preparedness: The Office of Emergency Services and the California National Guard Each Have Weaknesses in Their Blackout Preparations

Report Number I2001-2
Governor's Office of Emergency Services: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees
(Allegation I990186)

Public Employees' Retirement System

Report Number 99138
California Public Employees' Retirement System: Its Policies for Foreign Investing Are Consistent With Its Mission and With Legal Guidelines

Department of Rehabilitation

Report Number 99020
Department of Rehabilitation: The Business Enterprises Program for the Blind Is Financially Sound, but It Has Not Reached Its Potential

Report Number 99111
California's Vocational Rehabilitation Program: Although Federal Requirements Have Contributed to Its Rising Costs, by More Effectively Managing the Program, the Department of Rehabilitation Can Better Serve More Californians With Disabilities

Department of Social Services

Report Number 2000-500
Department of Social Services: It Still Needs to Improve Its Oversight of County Child Welfare Services

Report Number 2000-102
Department of Social Services: To Ensure Safe, Licensed Child Care Facilities, It Needs to More Diligently Assess Criminal Histories, Monitor Facilities, and Enforce Disciplinary Decisions

Technology, Trade, and Commerce Agency

Report Number 2001-115
Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency: Its Strategic Planning Is Fragmented and Incomplete, and Its International Division Needs to Better Coordinate With Other Entities, but Its Economic Development Division Customers Generally Are Satisfied

Department of Transportation

Report Number I2001-1
Department of Transportation: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees
(Allegation I980141)

Report Number 2000-127
Department of Transportation: Inadequate Strategic Planning Has Left the State Route 710 Historic Properties Rehabilitation Project Nearly Without Funds and Less Than Half Finished

Report Number 2001-010
Department of Transportation: Its Seismic Retrofit Expenditures Generally Comply With the Bond Act, and It Has Begun to Reimburse the Interim Funding for Fiscal Years 1994-95 and 1995-96

Report Number 99141
Department of Transportation: Has Improved Its Process for Issuing Permits for Oversize Trucks, but More Can Be Done

University of California

Report Number 2000-131
University of California: Some Campuses and Academic Departments Need to Take Additional Steps to Resolve Gender Disparities Among Professors

Report Number 2000-130
University of California: New Policies Should Make Career Appointments Available to More Employees and Make Campus Practices More Consistent

Department of Veterans Affairs

Report Number 2000-132
Department of Veterans Affairs: Its Life and Disability Insurance Program, Financially Weakened by Past Neglect, Offers Reduced Insurance Benefits to Veterans and Faces an Uncertain Future

Report Number 2001-113
Department of Veterans Affairs: Weak Management and Poor Internal Controls Have Prevented the Department From Establishing an Effective Cash Collection System

Report Number 99133
The County Veterans Service Officer Program: The Program Benefits Veterans and Their Dependents, but Measurements of Effectiveness as Well as Administrative Oversight Need Improvement

Report Number 99139
Department of Veterans Affairs: Changing Demographics and Limited Funding Threaten the Long-Term Viability of the Cal-Vet Program While High Program Costs Drain Current Funding

Department of Water Resources

Report Number 2001-009
California Energy Markets: Pressures Have Eased, but Cost Risks Remain

Various Local Entities

Report Number 2000-115
Central Basin Municipal Water District: Its Poorly Planned Recycled-Water Project Has Burdened Taxpayers but May Be Moving Toward Self-Sufficiency

Report Number I2001-1
16th District Agricultural Association: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees
(Allegation I980008)

Report Number 99136
Kern County Economic Opportunity Corporation: Poor Communication, Certain Lax Controls, and Deficiencies in Board Practices Hinder Effectiveness and Could Jeopardize Program Funding

Report Number 2001-107
Port of Oakland: Despite its Overall Financial Success, Recent Events May Hamper Expansion Plans That Would Likely Benefit the Port and the Public

Report Number 2000-126
San Diego International Airport at Lindbergh Field: Local Government, Including the San Diego Unified Port District, Can Improve Efforts to Reduce the Noise Impact Area and Address Public Dissatisfaction

Report Number 99124
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission: Its Slow Pace for Assessing Weaknesses in Its Water Delivery System and for Completing Capital Projects Increases the Risk of Service Disruptions and Water Shortages

Report Number 99130
Grant Joint Union High School District: It Needs to Improve Controls Over Operations and Measure the Effectiveness of Its Title I Program

Report Number 2001-101
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority: It Can Increase Its Efforts to Ensure the Safe Operation of Its Buses

Report Number 2000-125
Los Angeles Unified School District: It Has Made Some Progress in Its Reorganization but Has Not Ensured That Every Salary Level It Awards Is Appropriate

Various State Entities and Programs

Report Number 2000-133
California Earthquake Authority: It Has Taken Steps to Control High Reinsurance Costs, but as Yet Its Mitigation Program Has Had Limited Success

Report Number 2000-109
California Integrated Waste Management Board: Limited Authority and Weak Oversight Diminish Its Ability to Protect Public Health and the Environment

Report Number 99117.2
California Public Utilities Commission: Weaknesses in Its Contracting Process Have Resulted in Questionable Payments

Report Number I2000-1
California Science Center: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees
(Allegation I990031)

Report Number 2000-001.3
CAL-Card Program: It Has Merits, but It Has Not Reached Its Full Potential

Report Number 2000-101
California's Wildlife Habitat and Ecosystem: The State Needs to Improve Its Land Acquisition Planning and Oversight

Report Number 99030
State Bar of California: It Has Improved Its Disciplinary Process, Stewardship of Members' Fees, and Administrative Practices, but Its Cost Recovery and Controls Over Expenses Need Strengthening

Report Number 2000-118
Information Technology: The State Needs to Improve the Leadership and Management of Its Information Technology Efforts

Report Number 2000-117
The State's Real Property Assets: The State Has Identified Surplus Real Property, but Some of Its Property Management Processes Are Ineffective

Report Number 2001-111.1
Blackout Preparedness: The Office of Emergency Services and the California National Guard Each Have Weaknesses in Their Blackout Preparations

Report Number 2000-110
State-Owned Intellectual Property: Opportunities Exist for the State to Improve Administration of Its Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and Trade Secrets

Report Number 2000-001.4
State of California: Unnecessary Administrative Fees Increase the State's Cost of Contracting With California State Universities

Energy Policy

Report Number 2000-134.1
Energy Deregulation: The Benefits of Competition Were Undermined by Structural Flaws in the Market, Unsuccessful Oversight, and Uncontrollable Competitive Forces

Report Number 2000-134.2
Energy Deregulation: The State's Energy Balance Remains Uncertain But Could Improve With Changes to Its Energy Programs and Generation and Transmission Siting

Report Number 2001-118
California Energy Commission: Although External Factors Have Caused Delays in Its Approval of Sites, Its Application Process Is Reasonable

Report Number 2001-111.1
Blackout Preparedness: The Office of Emergency Services and the California National Guard Each Have Weaknesses in Their Blackout Preparations

Report Number 2001-009
California Energy Markets: Pressures Have Eased, but Cost Risks Remain


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