Audits Reported to Budget Subcommittees and Standing/Policy Committees - 2003

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State Entities

State Bar of California
Business, Transportation and Housing Agency
Commission on State Mandates
State Controller's Office
Corrections, Department of
Courts, Administrative Office of the
Criminal Justice Planning, Office of
California Earthquake Authority
Education, Department of
Emergency Services, Office of
Employment Development Department
California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission
Finance, Department of
Franchise Tax Board
General Services, Department of
Health Services, Department of
Health and Human Services Agency
Housing and Community Development, Department of
Independent System Operator
Industrial Relations, Department of
Information Technology, Department of
Insurance, Department of
Managed Health Care, Department of
Mental Health, Department of
Motor Vehicles, Department of
California National Guard
Public Utilities Commission
Rehabilitation, Department of
Resources Agency
Social Services, Department of
State and Consumer Services Agency
Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency
Transportation, Department of
University of California
Veterans Affairs, Department of
Water Resources, Department of
Youth and Adult Correctional Agency

Local Entities

Berkeley, City of
Central Basin Municipal Water Districts
Ceres Unified School District
Charter Schools, Various
Dinuba Unified School District
Elk Grove Unified School District
Fremont, City of
Fresno Unified School District
Long Beach, City of
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Los Angeles Unified School District
Oakland, City of
Oakland, Port of
Oxnard, City of
Sacramento, City of
San Diego, City of
San Diego Unified Port District
San Dieguito Union High School
San Francisco, City and County of
Water Replenishment District of Southern California

State Entities

State Bar of California

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

Business, Transportation and Housing Agency

Report Number 2001-127
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program: Few Departments That Award Contracts Have Met the Potentially Unreasonable Participation Goal, and Weak Implementation of the Program Further Hampers Success

Commission on State Mandates

Report Number 2001-120
School Bus Safety II: State Law Intended to Make School Bus Transportation Safer Is Costing More Than Expected

State Controller's Office

Report Number 2001-110
Vacant Positions: Departments Have Circumvented the Abolishment of Vacant Positions, and the State Needs to Continue Its Efforts to Control Vacancies

Corrections, Department of

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 2001-012
State of California: Its Containment of Drug Costs and Management of Medications for Adult Inmates Continue to Require Significant Improvements

Report Number I2001-1
Department of Corrections: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I990136)

Report Number 2002-101
Department of Corrections: A Shortage of Correctional Officers, Along With Costly Labor Agreement Provisions, Raises Both Fiscal and Safety Concerns and Limits Management's Control

Courts, Administrative Office of the

Report Number 2001-117
Superior Courts: The Courts Are Moving Toward a More Unified Administration; However, Diverse Service, Collection, and Accounting Systems Impede the Accurate Estimation and Equitable Distribution of Undesignated Fee Revenue

Criminal Justice Planning, Office of

Report Number 2002-107
Office of Criminal Justice Planning: Experiences Problems in Program Administration, and Alternative Administrative Structures for the Domestic Violence Program Might Improve Program Delivery

California Earthquake Authority

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

Education, Department of

Report Number 2001-124
Los Angeles Unified School District: Outdated, Scarce Textbooks at Some Schools Appear to Have a Lesser Effect on Academic Performance Than Other Factors, but the District Should Improve Its Management of Textbook Purchasing and Inventory

Report Number 2002-104
California's Charter Schools: Oversight at All Levels Could Be Stronger to Ensure Charter Schools' Accountability

Emergency Services, Office of

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 I2002-2
Office of Emergency Services: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2000-607)

Employment Development Department

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

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

California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission

Report Number 2000-134.2
Energy Deregulation: The States 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

Finance, Department of

Report Number 2001-110
Vacant Positions: Departments Have Circumvented the Abolishment of Vacant Positions, and the State Needs to Continue Its Efforts to Control Vacancies

Report Number 2001-128
Enterprise Licensing Agreement: The State Failed to Exercise Due Diligence When Contracting With Oracle, Potentially Costing Taxpayers Millions of Dollars

Franchise Tax Board

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

General Services, Department of

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 2001-128
Enterprise Licensing Agreement: The State Failed to Exercise Due Diligence When Contracting With Oracle, Potentially Costing Taxpayers Millions of Dollars

Report Number 2002-108
Department of General Services: Certain Units Can Do More to Ensure That Client Fees Are Reasonable and Fair

Report Number 2001-012
State of California: Its Containment of Drug Costs and Management of Medications for Adult Inmates Continue to Require Significant Improvements

Report Number 2001-127
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program: Few Departments That Award Contracts Have Met the Potentially Unreasonable Participation Goal, and Weak Implementation of the Program Further Hampers Success

Health Services, Department of

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

Report Number 2002-107
Office of Criminal Justice Planning: Experiences Problems in Program Administration, and Alternative Administrative Structures for the Domestic Violence Program Might Improve Program Delivery

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

Report Number 2001-129
Department of Health Services: It Needs to Significantly Improve Its Management of the Medi-Cal Provider Enrollment Process

Report Number 2002-109
Department of Health Services: It Needs to Better Control the Pricing of Durable Medical Equipment and Medical Supplies and More Carefully Consider Its Plans to Reduce Expenditures on These Items

Report Number 2001-127
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program: Few Departments That Award Contracts Have Met the Potentially Unreasonable Participation Goal, and Weak Implementation of the Program Further Hampers Success

Health and Human Services Agency

Report Number 2001-127
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program: Few Departments That Award Contracts Have Met the Potentially Unreasonable Participation Goal, and Weak Implementation of the Program Further Hampers Success

Housing and Community Development, Department of

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

Independent System Operator

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 States Energy Balance Remains Uncertain but Could Improve With Changes to Its Energy Programs and Generation and Transmission Siting

Industrial Relations, Department of

Report Number 2001-017
Department of Industrial Relations: Its Process for Verifying the Status of Licenses Issued to Farm Labor Contractors Is Operational but Needs Some Improvement

Information Technology, Department of

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

Report Number 2001-128
Enterprise Licensing Agreement: The State Failed to Exercise Due Diligence When Contracting With Oracle, Potentially Costing Taxpayers Millions of Dollars

Insurance, Department of

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

Managed Health Care, Department of

Report Number 2001-126
Department of Managed Health Care: Assessments for Specialized and Full-Service HMOs Do Not Reflect Its Workload and Have Disparate Financial Impacts

Mental Health, Department of

Report Number 2001-110
Vacant Positions: Departments Have Circumvented the Abolishment of Vacant Positions, and the State Needs to Continue Its Efforts to Control Vacancies

Motor Vehicles, Department of

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

California National Guard

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 2001-111.2
California National Guard: To Better Respond to State Emergencies and Disasters, It Can Improve Its Aviation Maintenance and Its Processes of Preparing for and Assessing State Missions

Public Utilities Commission

Report Number 2000-134.2
Energy Deregulation: The States Energy Balance Remains Uncertain but Could Improve With Changes to Its Energy Programs and Generation and Transmission Siting

Report Number 2001-123
Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program: Insufficient Monitoring of Surcharge Revenues Combined With Imprudent Use of Public Funds Leave Less Money Available for Program Services

Rehabilitation, Department of

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 2002-031
Department of Rehabilitation: Its Delay in Correcting Known Weaknesses Has Limited the Success of the Business Enterprise Program for the Blind

Resources Agency

Report Number 2001-127
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program: Few Departments That Award Contracts Have Met the Potentially Unreasonable Participation Goal, and Weak Implementation of the Program Further Hampers Success

Social Services, Department of

Report Number 2001-015
Statewide Fingerprint Imaging System: The State Must Weigh Factors Other Than Need and Cost-Effectiveness When Determining Future Funding for the System

State and Consumer Services Agency

Report Number I2002-1
Contractors State Licensing Board: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2000-753)

Report Number 2001-127
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program: Few Departments That Award Contracts Have Met the Potentially Unreasonable Participation Goal, and Weak Implementation of the Program Further Hampers Success

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

Transportation, Department of

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

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

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 2002-103
Department of Transportation: It Manages the State Highway Operation and Protection Program Adequately, but it Can Make Improvements

Report Number 2001-127
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program: Few Departments That Award Contracts Have Met the Potentially Unreasonable Participation Goal, and Weak Implementation of the Program Further Hampers Success

University of California

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

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 2001-130
University of California: Its Partnership Agreement Could Be Improved to Increase Its Accountability for State Funding

Veterans Affairs, Department of

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 2001-127
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program: Few Departments That Award Contracts Have Met the Potentially Unreasonable Participation Goal, and Weak Implementation of the Program Further Hampers Success

Report Number I2002-2
Veterans Home of California, Yountville: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2000-876)

Water Resources, Department of

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

Youth and Adult Correctional Agency

Report Number 2001-127
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program: Few Departments That Award Contracts Have Met the Potentially Unreasonable Participation Goal, and Weak Implementation of the Program Further Hampers Success

Local Entities

Berkeley, City of

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

Central Basin Municipal Water Districts

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

Ceres Unified School District

Report Number 2001-120
School Bus Safety II: State Law Intended to Make School Bus Transportation Safer Is Costing More Than Expected

Charter Schools, Various

Report Number 2002-104
California's Charter Schools: Oversight at All Levels Could Be Stronger to Ensure Charter Schools' Accountability

Dinuba Unified School District

Report Number 2001-120
School Bus Safety II: State Law Intended to Make School Bus Transportation Safer Is Costing More Than Expected

Elk Grove Unified School District

Report Number 2001-120
School Bus Safety II: State Law Intended to Make School Bus Transportation Safer Is Costing More Than Expected

Fremont, City of

Report Number 2001-125
Red Light Camera Programs: Although They Have Contributed to a Reduction in Accidents, Operational Weaknesses Exist at the Local Level

Fresno Unified School District

Report Number 2001-120
School Bus Safety II: State Law Intended to Make School Bus Transportation Safer Is Costing More Than Expected

Long Beach, City of

Report Number 2001-125
Red Light Camera Programs: Although They Have Contributed to a Reduction in Accidents, Operational Weaknesses Exist at the Local Level

Los Angeles County

Report Number 2001-125
Red Light Camera Programs: Although They Have Contributed to a Reduction in Accidents, Operational Weaknesses Exist at the Local Level

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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

Los Angeles Unified School District

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

Report Number 2001-124
Los Angeles Unified School District: Outdated, Scarce Textbooks at Some Schools Appear to Have a Lesser Effect on Academic Performance Than Other Factors, but the District Should Improve Its Management of Textbook Purchasing and Inventory

Oakland, City of

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

Oakland, Port of

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

Oxnard, City of

Report Number 2001-125
Red Light Camera Programs: Although They Have Contributed to a Reduction in Accidents, Operational Weaknesses Exist at the Local Level

Sacramento, City of

Report Number 2001-125
Red Light Camera Programs: Although They Have Contributed to a Reduction in Accidents, Operational Weaknesses Exist at the Local Level

San Diego, City of

Report Number 2001-125
Red Light Camera Programs: Although They Have Contributed to a Reduction in Accidents, Operational Weaknesses Exist at the Local Level

San Diego Unified Port District

Report Number 2001-116
San Diego Unified Port District: It Should Change Certain Practices to Better Protect the Public's Interest in Port-Managed Resources

San Dieguito Union High School

Report Number 2001-120
School Bus Safety II: State Law Intended to Make School Bus Transportation Safer Is Costing More Than Expected

San Francisco, City and County of

Report Number 2001-125
Red Light Camera Programs: Although They Have Contributed to a Reduction in Accidents, Operational Weaknesses Exist at the Local Level

Water Replenishment District of Southern California

Report Number 2000-016
Water Replenishment District of Southern California: Although the District Has Eliminated Excessive Water Rates, It Has Depleted Its Reserve Funds and Needs to Further Improve Its Administrative Practices


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