Implementation of State Auditor's Recommendations - 2006

Classified by Auditee/Entity

On this page we provide links, classified by entity name, to summaries of audit reports we issued during the previous two years that related to each entity. We also provide the following links to our audit report summaries classified by policy areas, which generally correspond to the Assembly and Senate standing committees.

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View the executive summary for the original audit report by clicking on the report number. The executive summary includes a link to the complete original audit report in PDF format.

View the summary of each audit report and the status of the auditee's implementation of the State Auditor's recommendations for each report by clicking on the report title.

Introduction:
The purpose of each audit report summary is to identify what actions, if any, auditees have taken in response to our findings and recommendations. We have placed this symbol Arrow Symbol in the left-hand margin of the auditee action to identify areas of concern or issues that we believe an auditee has not adequately addressed.

For these summaries, we have relied upon periodic written responses prepared by auditees to determine whether corrective action has been taken. The Bureau of State Audits' (BSA) policy requests that auditees provide a written response to the audit findings and recommendations before the audit report is initially issued publicly. As a follow-up, we request the auditee to respond at least three times subsequently: at 60 days, six months, and one year after the public release of the audit report.

We report all instances of substantiated improper governmental activities resulting from our investigative activities to the cognizant state department for corrective action. These departments are required to report the status of their corrective actions every 30 days until all such actions are complete.

Unless otherwise noted, we have not performed any type of review or validation of the corrective actions reported by the auditees. All corrective actions noted in these summaries were based on responses received by our office as of January 11, 2006.


Auditees

State Entities:

Aging, Department of
Athletic Commission

California Public Employees' Retirement System
Children and Families Commission, California
Commission on Teacher Credentialing, California
Corrections, Department of

Developmental Services, Department of

Education, Department of
Emergency Medical Services Authority

Finance, Department of
Fish and Game, Department of
Franchise Tax Board
Fraud Assessment Commission

Gambling Control Commission, California
General Services, Department of

Health and Human Services Agency
Health Services, Department of
Highway Patrol, California

Industrial Relations, Department of
Insurance, Department of

Justice, Department of

Mental Health, Department of
Military Department, California

Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Commission

Parks and Recreation, Department of
Prison Industry Authority
Public Utilities Commission

Secretary of State
Social Services, Department of
State and Consumer Services Agency
State Bar of California
State Controller's Office

Transportation, Department of

Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, California

Youth and Adult Correctional Agency

Local Entities:

Alameda County Water District
Anaheim Union High School District

City of Richmond
County of Colusa
County of El Dorado
County of Kern
County of Los Angeles
County of Marin
County of Sacramento
County of San Bernardino
County of San Diego
County of San Mateo
County of Santa Clara
County of Sutter
Crestline-Lake Arrowhead Water Agency

Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team

Leucadia Wastewater District
Long Beach Unified School District
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Los Angeles Unified School District

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Otay Water District

Pajaro Valley Unified School District

Sacramento City Unified School District
San Diego City Unified School District
San Francisco Unified School District
San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
Stockton Unified School District

Walnut Valley Water District
Water Replenishment District of Southern California
Western Municipal Water District
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District


Aging, Department of

Report Number 2003-111 (Issued 2004-04-13)
Oversight of Long-Term Care Programs: Opportunities Exist to Streamline State Oversight Activities

Athletic Commission

Report Number 2004-134 (Issued 2005-07-28)
State Athletic Commission: The Current Boxers' Pension Plan Benefits Only a Few and Is Poorly Administered

California Public Employees' Retirement System

Report Number 2004-033 (Issued 2005-05-26)
Pharmaceuticals: State Departments That Purchase Prescription Drugs Can Further Refine Their Cost Savings Strategies

Report Number 2004-123 (Issued 2005-03-29)
California Public Employees' Retirement System: It Relied Heavily on Blue Shield of California's Exclusive Provider Network Analysis, an Analysis That Is Reasonable in Approach but Includes Some Questionable Elements and Possibly Overstates Estimated Savings

Children and Families Commission, California

Report Number 2003-123 (Issued 2004-07-15)
California Children and Families Commissions: Some County Commissions' Contracting Practices Are Lacking, and Both the State and County Commissions Can Improve Their Efforts to Find Funding Partners and Collect Data on Program Performance

Commission on Teacher Credentialing, California

Report Number 2004-108 (Issued 2004-11-09)
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: It Could Better Manage Its Credentialing Responsibilities

Corrections, Department of

Report Number 2005-111 (Issued 2005-11-08)
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: The Intermediate Sanction Programs Lacked Performance Benchmarks and Were Plagued With Implementation Problems

Report Number I2005-2 (Issued 2005-09-21)
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2004-0649, I2004-0681, and I2004-0789)

Report Number 2005-105 (Issued 2005-09-13)
Department of Corrections: It Needs to Better Ensure Against Conflicts of Interest and to Improve Its Inmate Population Projections

Report Number I2005-1 (Issued 2005-03-22)
California Department of Corrections: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2004-0834)

Report Number 2004-111 (Issued 2004-12-09)
Sex Offender Placement: Departments That Are Responsible for Placing Sex Offenders Face Challenges, and Some Need to Better Monitor Their Costs

Report Number 2004-105 (Issued 2004-10-19)
California Department of Corrections: Although Addressing Deficiencies in Its Employee Disciplinary Practices, the Department Can Improve Its Efforts

Report Number 2003-125 (Issued 2004-07-27)
California Department of Corrections: More Expensive Hospital Services and Greater Use of Hospital Facilities Have Driven the Rapid Rise in Contract Payments for Inpatient and Outpatient Care

Report Number 2003-117 (Issued 2004-04-06)
California Department of Corrections: It Needs to Ensure That All Medical Service Contracts It Enters Are on the State's Best Interest and All Medical Claims It Pays Are Valid.

Report Number I2004-1 (Issued 2004-03-24)
Department of Corrections: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2003-0896)

Report Number 2003-130 (Issued 2004-03-16)
California Department of Corrections: Its Plans to Build a New Condemned-Inmate Complex at San Quentin Are Proceeding, but Its Analysis of Alternative Locations and Costs Was Incomplete

Developmental Services, Department of

Report Number 2004-111 (Issued 2004-12-09)
Sex Offender Placement: Departments That Are Responsible for Placing Sex Offenders Face Challenges, and Some Need to Better Monitor Their Costs

Education, Department of

Report Number 2004-120 (Issued 2005-06-16)
Department of Education: School Districts' Inconsistent Identification and Redesignation of English Learners Cause Funding Variances and Make Comparisons of Performance Outcomes Difficult

Emergency Medical Services Authority

Report Number 2004-133 (Issued 2005-08-11)
Emergency Preparedness: More Needs to Be Done to Improve California's Preparedness for Responding to Infectious Disease Emergencies

Finance, Department of

Report Number I2005-1 (Issued 2005-03-22)
Department of Finance: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2004-1104)

Fish and Game, Department of

Report Number 2004-122R (Issued 2005-06-14)
Department of Fish and Game: The Preservation Fund Comprises a Greater Share of Department Spending Due to Reduction of Other Revenues

Franchise Tax Board

Report Number 2003-131 (Issued 2004-05-13)
Franchise Tax Board: Significant Program Changes Are Needed to Improve Collections of Delinquent Labor Claims.

Fraud Assessment Commission

Report Number 2002-018 (Issued 2004-04-29)
Workers' Compensation Fraud: Detection and Prevention Efforts Are Poorly Planned and Lack Accountability

Gambling Control Commission, California

Report Number 2003-122 (Issued 2004-06-22)
California Gambling Control Commission: Although Its Interpretations of the Tribal-State Gaming Compacts Generally Appear Defensible, Some of Its Actions May Have Reduced the Funds Available for Distribution to Tribes

General Services, Department of

Report Number 2004-113 (Issued 2005-07-07)
Department of General Services: Opportunities Exist Within the Office of Fleet Administration to Reduce Costs

Report Number 2004-033 (Issued 2005-05-26)
Pharmaceuticals: State Departments That Purchase Prescription Drugs Can Further Refine Their Cost Savings Strategies

Report Number 2004-115 (Issued 2005-01-20)
The State's Offshore Contracting: Uncertainty Exists About Its Prevalence and Effects

Report Number I2004-2 (Issued 2004-09-23)
Department of General Services: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2003-0703)

Report Number 2004-106 (Issued 2004-08-26)
Wireless Enhanced 911: The State Has Successfully Begun Implementation, but Better Monitoring of Expenditures and Wireless 911 Wait Times Is Needed

Report Number 2003-117 (Issued 2004-04-06)
California Department of Corrections: It Needs to Ensure That All Medical Service Contracts It Enters Are on the State's Best Interest and All Medical Claims It Pays Are Valid.

Health and Human Services Agency

Report Number 2004-033 (Issued 2005-05-26)
Pharmaceuticals: State Departments That Purchase Prescription Drugs Can Further Refine Their Cost Savings Strategies

Health Services, Department of

Report Number I2005-2 (Issued 2005-09-21)
Department of Health Services: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2004-0930)

Report Number 2004-133 (Issued 2005-08-11)
Emergency Preparedness: More Needs to Be Done to Improve California's Preparedness for Responding to Infectious Disease Emergencies

Report Number 2004-125 (Issued 2005-08-04)
Department of Health Services: Participation in the School-Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Program Has Increased, but School Districts Are Still Losing Millions Each Year in Federal Reimbursements

Report Number 2004-033 (Issued 2005-05-26)
Pharmaceuticals: State Departments That Purchase Prescription Drugs Can Further Refine Their Cost Savings Strategies

Report Number I2005-1 (Issued 2005-03-22)
Department of Health Services: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2003-1067)

Report Number I2004-2 (Issued 2004-09-23)
Department of Health Services: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2003-0853)

Report Number 2003-124 (Issued 2004-08-31)
Department of Health Services: Some of Its Policies and Practices Result in Higher State Costs for the Medical Therapy Program

Report Number 2003-111 (Issued 2004-04-13)
Oversight of Long-Term Care Programs: Opportunities Exist to Streamline State Oversight Activities

Highway Patrol, California

Report Number 2004-106 (Issued 2004-08-26)
Wireless Enhanced 911: The State Has Successfully Begun Implementation, but Better Monitoring of Expenditures and Wireless 911 Wait Times Is Needed

Industrial Relations, Department of

Report Number 2003-131 (Issued 2004-05-13)
Franchise Tax Board: Significant Program Changes Are Needed to Improve Collections of Delinquent Labor Claims.

Report Number 2002-018 (Issued 2004-04-29)
Workers' Compensation Fraud: Detection and Prevention Efforts Are Poorly Planned and Lack Accountability

Report Number 2003-108.2 (Issued 2004-01-27)
California's Workers' Compensation Program: Changes to the Medical Payment System Should Produce Savings Although Uncertainty About New Regulations and Data Limitations Prevent a More Comprehensive Analysis

Insurance, Department of

Report Number 2003-138 (Issued 2004-06-15)
Department of Insurance: It Needs to Make Improvements in Handling Annual Assessments and Managing Market Conduct Examinations

Report Number 2002-018 (Issued 2004-04-29)
Workers' Compensation Fraud: Detection and Prevention Efforts Are Poorly Planned and Lack Accountability

Justice, Department of

Report Number 2004-114 (Issued 2005-06-09)
Department of Justice: The Missing Persons DNA Program Cannot Process All the Requests It Has Received Before the Fee That Is Funding It Expires, and It Also Needs to Improve Some Management Controls

Mental Health, Department of

Report Number 2004-111 (Issued 2004-12-09)
Sex Offender Placement: Departments That Are Responsible for Placing Sex Offenders Face Challenges, and Some Need to Better Monitor Their Costs

Report Number 2003-114 (Issued 2004-07-06)
Department of Mental Health: State and Federal Regulations Have Hampered Its Implementation of Legislation Meant to Strengthen the Status of Psychologists at Its Hospitals

Military Department, California

Report Number I2005-2 (Issued 2005-09-21)
California Military Department: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2004-0710)

Report Number I2004-2 (Issued 2004-09-23)
California Military Department: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2002-1069)

Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Commission

Report Number 2004-126 (Issued 2005-08-17)
Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Program: The Lack of a Shared Vision and Questionable Use of Program Funds Limit Its Effectiveness

Parks and Recreation, Department of

Report Number 2004-126 (Issued 2005-08-17)
Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Program: The Lack of a Shared Vision and Questionable Use of Program Funds Limit Its Effectiveness

Report Number 2004-124 (Issued 2005-08-02)
Department of Parks and Recreation: Lifeguard Staffing Appears Adequate to Protect the Public, but Districts Report Equipment and Facility Needs

Report Number 2004-138 (Issued 2005-04-06)
Department of Parks and Recreation: It Needs to Improve Its Monitoring of Local Grants and Better Justify Its Administrative Charges

Prison Industry Authority

Report Number 2004-101 (Issued 2004-12-20)
Prison Industry Authority: Although It Has Broad Discretion in Pursuing Its Statutory Purposes, It Could Improve Certain Pricing Practices and Develop Performance Measures

Public Utilities Commission

Report Number 2003-121 (Issued 2004-05-12)
California Public Utilities Commission: It Cannot Ensure That It Spends Railroad Safety Program Fees in Accordance With State Law.

Secretary of State

Report Number 2004-139 (Issued 2004-12-16)
Office of the Secretary of State: Clear and Appropriate Direction Is Lacking in Its Implementation of the Federal Help America Vote Act

Social Services, Department of

Report Number 2003-111 (Issued 2004-04-13)
Oversight of Long-Term Care Programs: Opportunities Exist to Streamline State Oversight Activities

State and Consumer Services Agency

Report Number 2004-033 (Issued 2005-05-26)
Pharmaceuticals: State Departments That Purchase Prescription Drugs Can Further Refine Their Cost Savings Strategies

State Bar of California

Report Number 2005-030 (Issued 2005-04-28)
State Bar of California: It Should Continue Strengthening Its Monitoring of Disciplinary Case Processing and Assess the Financial Benefits of Its New Collection Enforcement Authority

State Controller's Office

Report Number 2003-137 (Issued 2004-06-24)
California's Independent Water Districts: Reserve Amounts Are Not Always Sufficiently Justified, and Some Expenses and Contract Decisions Are Questionable

Transportation, Department of

Report Number 2004-140 (Issued 2004-12-22)
Department of Transportation: Various Factors Increased Its Cost Estimates for Toll Bridge Retrofits, and Its Program Management Needs Improving

Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, California

Report Number I2004-1 (Issued 2004-03-24)
California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees (Allegation I2003-0836)

Youth and Adult Correctional Agency

Report Number 2004-101 (Issued 2004-12-20)
Prison Industry Authority: Although It Has Broad Discretion in Pursuing Its Statutory Purposes, It Could Improve Certain Pricing Practices and Develop Performance Measures

Report Number 2004-111 (Issued 2004-12-09)
Sex Offender Placement: Departments That Are Responsible for Placing Sex Offenders Face Challenges, and Some Need to Better Monitor Their Costs

Alameda County Water District

Report Number 2003-137 (Issued 2004-06-24)
California's Independent Water Districts: Reserve Amounts Are Not Always Sufficiently Justified, and Some Expenses and Contract Decisions Are Questionable

Anaheim Union High School District

Report Number 2004-120 (Issued 2005-06-16)
Department of Education: School Districts' Inconsistent Identification and Redesignation of English Learners Cause Funding Variances and Make Comparisons of Performance Outcomes Difficult

City of Richmond

Report Number 2004-117 (Issued 2004-12-07)
City of Richmond: Poor Spending Decisions and Weak Monitoring of Its Finances Caused Its Financial Decline and Hinder Its Ability to Recover

County of Colusa

Report Number 2003-101 (Issued 2004-03-18)
County Emergency Medical Services Funds: Despite Their Efforts to Properly Administer the Funds, Some Counties Have Yet to Reach Full Compliance With State Laws

County of El Dorado

Report Number 2003-123 (Issued 2004-07-15)
California Children and Families Commissions: Some County Commissions' Contracting Practices Are Lacking, and Both the State and County Commissions Can Improve Their Efforts to Find Funding Partners and Collect Data on Program Performance

County of Kern

Report Number 2003-123 (Issued 2004-07-15)
California Children and Families Commissions: Some County Commissions' Contracting Practices Are Lacking, and Both the State and County Commissions Can Improve Their Efforts to Find Funding Partners and Collect Data on Program Performance

County of Los Angeles

Report Number 2003-124 (Issued 2004-08-31)
Department of Health Services: Some of Its Policies and Practices Result in Higher State Costs for the Medical Therapy Program

Report Number 2003-123 (Issued 2004-07-15)
California Children and Families Commissions: Some County Commissions' Contracting Practices Are Lacking, and Both the State and County Commissions Can Improve Their Efforts to Find Funding Partners and Collect Data on Program Performance

Report Number 2003-101 (Issued 2004-03-18)
County Emergency Medical Services Funds: Despite Their Efforts to Properly Administer the Funds, Some Counties Have Yet to Reach Full Compliance With State Laws

County of Marin

Report Number 2003-101 (Issued 2004-03-18)
County Emergency Medical Services Funds: Despite Their Efforts to Properly Administer the Funds, Some Counties Have Yet to Reach Full Compliance With State Laws

County of Sacramento

Report Number 2004-133 (Issued 2005-08-11)
Emergency Preparedness: More Needs to Be Done to Improve California's Preparedness for Responding to Infectious Disease Emergencies

County of San Bernardino

Report Number 2004-133 (Issued 2005-08-11)
Emergency Preparedness: More Needs to Be Done to Improve California's Preparedness for Responding to Infectious Disease Emergencies

County of San Diego

Report Number 2003-123 (Issued 2004-07-15)
California Children and Families Commissions: Some County Commissions' Contracting Practices Are Lacking, and Both the State and County Commissions Can Improve Their Efforts to Find Funding Partners and Collect Data on Program Performance

County of San Mateo

Report Number 2003-101 (Issued 2004-03-18)
County Emergency Medical Services Funds: Despite Their Efforts to Properly Administer the Funds, Some Counties Have Yet to Reach Full Compliance With State Laws

County of Santa Clara

Report Number 2003-123 (Issued 2004-07-15)
California Children and Families Commissions: Some County Commissions' Contracting Practices Are Lacking, and Both the State and County Commissions Can Improve Their Efforts to Find Funding Partners and Collect Data on Program Performance

County of Sutter

Report Number 2004-133 (Issued 2005-08-11)
Emergency Preparedness: More Needs to Be Done to Improve California's Preparedness for Responding to Infectious Disease Emergencies

Crestline-Lake Arrowhead Water Agency

Report Number 2003-137 (Issued 2004-06-24)
California's Independent Water Districts: Reserve Amounts Are Not Always Sufficiently Justified, and Some Expenses and Contract Decisions Are Questionable

Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team

Report Number 2003-129 (Issued 2004-06-16)
The Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team: Its Recommendations, if Implemented, Should Help Financially Troubled School Districts

Leucadia Wastewater District

Report Number 2003-137 (Issued 2004-06-24)
California's Independent Water Districts: Reserve Amounts Are Not Always Sufficiently Justified, and Some Expenses and Contract Decisions Are Questionable

Long Beach Unified School District

Report Number 2004-120 (Issued 2005-06-16)
Department of Education: School Districts' Inconsistent Identification and Redesignation of English Learners Cause Funding Variances and Make Comparisons of Performance Outcomes Difficult

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Report Number 2003-119 (Issued 2004-07-14)
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority: It Could Use Certain Recommended Management Tools to Improve Its Oversight of Legal Contracts, and Its Efforts Resulted in the Award of a Large Construction Contract Within Budget

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Report Number 2004-130 (Issued 2005-01-26)
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power: Its Transfers of Funds to the City Comply With the City Charter; However, It Needs to Improve Its Controls Over Contracts, Expenditures, and Personnel Records

Los Angeles Unified School District

Report Number 2004-120 (Issued 2005-06-16)
Department of Education: School Districts' Inconsistent Identification and Redesignation of English Learners Cause Funding Variances and Make Comparisons of Performance Outcomes Difficult

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Report Number 2003-136 (Issued 2004-06-03)
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: Its Administrative Controls Need to Be Improved to Ensure an Appropriate Level of Checks and Balances Over Public Resources

Otay Water District

Report Number 2003-137 (Issued 2004-06-24)
California's Independent Water Districts: Reserve Amounts Are Not Always Sufficiently Justified, and Some Expenses and Contract Decisions Are Questionable

Pajaro Valley Unified School District

Report Number 2004-120 (Issued 2005-06-16)
Department of Education: School Districts' Inconsistent Identification and Redesignation of English Learners Cause Funding Variances and Make Comparisons of Performance Outcomes Difficult

Sacramento City Unified School District

Report Number 2004-120 (Issued 2005-06-16)
Department of Education: School Districts' Inconsistent Identification and Redesignation of English Learners Cause Funding Variances and Make Comparisons of Performance Outcomes Difficult

San Diego City Unified School District

Report Number 2004-120 (Issued 2005-06-16)
Department of Education: School Districts' Inconsistent Identification and Redesignation of English Learners Cause Funding Variances and Make Comparisons of Performance Outcomes Difficult

San Francisco Unified School District

Report Number 2004-120 (Issued 2005-06-16)
Department of Education: School Districts' Inconsistent Identification and Redesignation of English Learners Cause Funding Variances and Make Comparisons of Performance Outcomes Difficult

San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District

Report Number 2003-137 (Issued 2004-06-24)
California's Independent Water Districts: Reserve Amounts Are Not Always Sufficiently Justified, and Some Expenses and Contract Decisions Are Questionable

Stockton Unified School District

Report Number 2004-120 (Issued 2005-06-16)
Department of Education: School Districts' Inconsistent Identification and Redesignation of English Learners Cause Funding Variances and Make Comparisons of Performance Outcomes Difficult

Walnut Valley Water District

Report Number 2003-137 (Issued 2004-06-24)
California's Independent Water Districts: Reserve Amounts Are Not Always Sufficiently Justified, and Some Expenses and Contract Decisions Are Questionable

Water Replenishment District of Southern California

Report Number 2002-016 (Issued 2004-06-09)
Water Replenishment District of Southern California: Although the District Has Addressed Many of Our Previous Concerns, Problems Still Exist

Western Municipal Water District

Report Number 2003-137 (Issued 2004-06-24)
California's Independent Water Districts: Reserve Amounts Are Not Always Sufficiently Justified, and Some Expenses and Contract Decisions Are Questionable

Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District

Report Number 2003-137 (Issued 2004-06-24)
California's Independent Water Districts: Reserve Amounts Are Not Always Sufficiently Justified, and Some Expenses and Contract Decisions Are Questionable


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