Implementation of State Auditor's Recommendations - 2011

Classified by Auditee

On this page we provide links, classified by entity name, to summaries of audit reports we issued during the previous two years that relate 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 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 2011.


Auditees

State Entities:

Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun
California Prison Health Care Services
California Recovery Task Force
California State University
California State University, Chancellor's Office
Commission on State Mandates
Community Colleges
Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office
Community Services and Development, Department of
Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
Development Services, Department of
Education, Department of
Emergency Management Agency, California
Employment Development Department
Energy Resource Conservation and Development Commission
Finance, Department of
Fish and Game, Department of
Food and Agriculture, Department of
General Services, Department of
Health Care Services, Department of
Health Facilities Financing Authority
High Speed Rail Authority
Highway Patrol, California
Housing and Community Development, Department of
Housing Finance Agency
Justice, Department of
Mental Health, Department of
Motor Vehicles, Department of
Parks and Recreation, Department of
Public Health, Department of
Resources Recycling and Recovery, Department of
Social Services, Department of
State Bar of California
State Compensation Insurance Fund
State Controller's Office
State Personnel Board
Toxic Substances Control, Department of
University of California
Veterans Affairs, Department of

Local Entities:

Contra Costa County
Escondido, City of
Fremont, City of
Garden Grove, City of
Riverside County
San Dieguito Union High School District
San Joaquin County
Santa Ana, City of


Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun

Report Number 2009-043 (Issued 2009-11-24)
Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun: It Needs to Develop Procedures and Controls Over Its Operations and Finances to Ensure That It Complies With Legal Requirements

California Prison Health Care Services

Report Number I2008-0805 (Issued 2009-01-22)
California Prison Health Care Services: Improper Contracting Decisions and Poor Internal Controls

Report Number 2008-501 (Issued 2009-01-29)
California Prison Health Care Services: It Lacks Accurate Data and Does Not Always Comply With State and Court-Ordered Requirements When Acquiring Information Technology Goods and Services

Report Number 2009-107.1 (Issued 2009-09-08)
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: It Fails to Track and Use Data That Would Allow It to More Effectively Monitor and Manage Its Operations

Report Number 2009-107.2 (Issued 2010-05-18)
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Inmates Sentenced Under the Three Strikes Law and a Small Number of Inmates Receiving Specialty Health Care Represent Significant Costs

California Recovery Task Force

Report Number 2010-601 (Issued 2010-12-21)
High Risk Update—American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: The California Recovery Task Force and State Agencies Could Do More to Ensure the Accurate Reporting of Recovery Act Jobs

California State University

Report Number 2009-032 (Issued 2010-01-28)
California's Postsecondary Educational Institutions: More Complete Processes Are Needed to Comply With Clery Act Crime Disclosure Requirements

California State University, Chancellor's Office

Report Number I2007-1158 (Issued 2009-12-03)
California State University, Chancellor's Office: Failure to Follow Reimbursement Policies Resulted in Improper and Wasteful Expenditures

Commission on State Mandates

Report Number 2009-501 (Issued 2009-10-15)
State Mandates: Operational and Structural Changes Have Yielded Limited Improvements in Expediting Processes and in Controlling Costs and Liabilities

Community Colleges

Report Number 2009-032 (Issued 2010-01-28)
California's Postsecondary Educational Institutions: More Complete Processes Are Needed to Comply With Clery Act Crime Disclosure Requirements

Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office

Report Number 2009-032 (Issued 2010-01-28)
California's Postsecondary Educational Institutions: More Complete Processes Are Needed to Comply With Clery Act Crime Disclosure Requirements

Community Services and Development, Department of

Report Number 2009-119.2 (Issued 2010-02-02)
Department of Community Services and Development: Delays by Federal and State Agencies Have Stalled the Weatherization Program and Improvements Are Needed to Properly Administer Recovery Act Funds

Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

Report Number I2009-1 (Issued 2009-04-28)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2008 Through December 2008 (Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Department of General Services)

Report Number I2009-0702 (Issued 2009-11-17)
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Its Poor Internal Controls Allowed Facilities to Overpay Employees for Inmate Supervision

Report Number I2008-0805 (Issued 2009-01-22)
California Prison Health Care Services: Improper Contracting Decisions and Poor Internal Controls

Report Number 2009-107.1 (Issued 2009-09-08)
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: It Fails to Track and Use Data That Would Allow It to More Effectively Monitor and Manage Its Operations

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs

Report Number 2009-107.2 (Issued 2010-05-18)
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Inmates Sentenced Under the Three Strikes Law and a Small Number of Inmates Receiving Specialty Health Care Represent Significant Costs

Development Services, Department of

Report Number 2009-608 (Issued 2009-10-20)
High Risk Update—State Overtime Costs: A Variety of Factors Resulted in Significant Overtime Costs at the Departments of Mental Health and Developmental Services

Report Number 2009-118 (Issued 2010-08-24)
Department of Developmental Services: A More Uniform and Transparent Procurement and Rate-Setting Process Would Improve the Cost-Effectiveness of Regional Centers

Education, Department of

Report Number 2010-104 (Issued 2010-10-21)
California's Charter Schools: Some Are Providing Meals to Students, but a Lack of Reliable Data Prevents the California Department of Education From Determining the Number of Students Eligible for or Participating in Certain Federal Meal Programs

Emergency Management Agency, California

Report Number 2009-119.4 (Issued 2010-05-04)
California Emergency Management Agency: Despite Receiving $136 Million in Recovery Act Funds in June 2009, It Only Recently Began Awarding These Funds and Lacks Plans to Monitor Their Use

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs

Employment Development Department

Report Number I2009-1 (Issued 2009-04-28)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2008 Through December 2008 (Employment Development Department)

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs

Energy Resource Conservation and Development Commission

Report Number 2009-119.1 (Issued 2009-12-01)
California Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission: It Is Not Fully Prepared to Award and Monitor Millions in Recovery Act Funds and Lacks Controls to Prevent Their Misuse

Finance, Department of

Report Number I2009-1 (Issued 2009-04-28)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2008 Through December 2008 (Department of Finance)

Report Number 2009-501 (Issued 2009-10-15)
State Mandates: Operational and Structural Changes Have Yielded Limited Improvements in Expediting Processes and in Controlling Costs and Liabilities

Fish and Game, Department of

Report Number I2009-1 (Issued 2009-04-28)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2008 Through December 2008 (Department of Fish and Game, Office of Spill Prevention and Response)

Food and Agriculture, Department of

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs

General Services, Department of

Report Number I2009-1 (Issued 2009-04-28)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2008 Through December 2008 (Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Department of General Services)

Report Number 2009-114 (Issued 2010-07-08)
Department of General Services: It No Longer Strategically Sources Contracts and Has Not Assessed Their Impact on Small Businesses and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises

Health Care Services, Department of

Report Number 2009-103 (Issued 2009-09-10)
Departments of Health Care Services and Public Health: Their Actions Reveal Flaws in the State's Oversight of the California Constitution's Implied Civil Service Mandate and in the Departments' Contracting for Information Technology Services

Report Number 2009-112 (Issued 2010-05-27)
Department of Health Care Services: It Needs to Streamline Medi-Cal Treatment Authorizations and Respond to Authorization Requests Within Legal Time Limits

Health Facilities Financing Authority

Report Number 2009-042 (Issued 2009-05-21)
Children's Hospital Program: Procedures for Awarding Grants Are Adequate, but Some Improvement Is Needed in Managing Grants and Complying With the Governor's Bond Accountability Program

High Speed Rail Authority

Report Number 2009-106 (Issued 2010-04-29)
High-Speed Rail Authority: It Risks Delays or an Incomplete System Because of Inadequate Planning, Weak Oversight, and Lax Contract Management

Highway Patrol, California

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs

Housing and Community Development, Department of

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs

Report Number 2009-037 (Issued 2009-11-10)
Department of Housing and Community Development: Housing Bond Funds Generally Have Been Awarded Promptly and in Compliance With Law, but Monitoring Continues to Need Improvement

Report Number 2009-119.3 (Issued 2010-02-25)
Department of Housing and Community Development: Despite Being Mostly Prepared, It Must Take Additional Steps to Better Ensure Proper Implementation of the Recovery Act's Homelessness Prevention Program

Housing Finance Agency

Report Number 2009-037 (Issued 2009-11-10)
Department of Housing and Community Development: Housing Bond Funds Generally Have Been Awarded Promptly and in Compliance With Law, but Monitoring Continues to Need Improvement

Justice, Department of

Report Number I2009-1 (Issued 2009-04-28)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2008 Through December 2008 (Department of Justice)

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs

Mental Health, Department of

Report Number 2009-608 (Issued 2009-10-20)
High Risk Update—State Overtime Costs: A Variety of Factors Resulted in Significant Overtime Costs at the Departments of Mental Health and Developmental Services

Motor Vehicles, Department of

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs

Parks and Recreation, Department of

Report Number I2009-1 (Issued 2009-04-28)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2008 Through December 2008 (Department of Parks and Recreation)

Public Health, Department of

Report Number 2009-103 (Issued 2009-09-10)
Departments of Health Care Services and Public Health: Their Actions Reveal Flaws in the State's Oversight of the California Constitution's Implied Civil Service Mandate and in the Departments' Contracting for Information Technology Services

Report Number 2010-103R (Issued 2010-07-21)
Department of Public Health: It Faces Significant Fiscal Challenges and Lacks Transparency in Its Administration of the Every Woman Counts Program

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs

Report Number 2010-108 (Issued 2010-06-17)
Department of Public Health: It Reported Inaccurate Financial Information and Can Likely Increase Revenues for the State and Federal Health Facilities Citation Penalties Accounts

Resources Recycling and Recovery, Department of

Report Number 2010-101 (Issued 2010-06-22)
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery: Deficiencies in Forecasting and Ineffective Management Have Hindered the Beverage Container Recycling Program

Social Services, Department of

Report Number I2009-1 (Issued 2009-04-28)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2008 Through December 2008 (Department of Social Services)

Report Number 2009-101 (Issued 2009-11-03)
Department of Social Services: For the CalWORKs and Food Stamp Programs, It Lacks Assessments of Cost-Effectiveness and Misses Opportunities to Improve Counties' Antifraud Efforts

State Bar of California

Report Number 2009-030 (Issued 2009-07-21)
State Bar of California: It Can Do More to Manage Its Disciplinary System and Probation Processes Effectively and to Control Costs

State Compensation Insurance Fund

Report Number I2009-1 (Issued 2009-04-28)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2008 Through December 2008 (State Compensation Insurance Fund)

State Controller's Office

Report Number 2009-501 (Issued 2009-10-15)
State Mandates: Operational and Structural Changes Have Yielded Limited Improvements in Expediting Processes and in Controlling Costs and Liabilities

State Personnel Board

Report Number 2009-103 (Issued 2009-09-10)
Departments of Health Care Services and Public Health: Their Actions Reveal Flaws in the State's Oversight of the California Constitution's Implied Civil Service Mandate and in the Departments' Contracting for Information Technology Services

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs

Toxic Substances Control, Department of

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs

University of California

Report Number 2009-032 (Issued 2010-01-28)
California's Postsecondary Educational Institutions: More Complete Processes Are Needed to Comply With Clery Act Crime Disclosure Requirements

Veterans Affairs, Department of

Report Number 2009-108 (Issued 2009-10-27)
California Department of Veterans Affairs: Although It Has Begun to Increase Its Outreach Efforts and to Coordinate With Other Entities, It Needs to Improve Its Strategic Planning Process, and Its CalVet Home Loan Program Is Not Designed to Address the Housing Needs of Some Veterans

Contra Costa County

Report Number 2008-107 (Issued 2009-04-23)
Temporary Workers in Local Government: Although Some Workers Have Limited Opportunities, Most Have Reasonable Access to Permanent Employment and Earn the Same Wage Rates as Permanent Workers

Escondido, City of

Report Number 2008-107 (Issued 2009-04-23)
Temporary Workers in Local Government: Although Some Workers Have Limited Opportunities, Most Have Reasonable Access to Permanent Employment and Earn the Same Wage Rates as Permanent Workers

Fremont, City of

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs

Garden Grove, City of

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs

Riverside County

Report Number 2008-107 (Issued 2009-04-23)
Temporary Workers in Local Government: Although Some Workers Have Limited Opportunities, Most Have Reasonable Access to Permanent Employment and Earn the Same Wage Rates as Permanent Workers

San Dieguito Union High School District

Report Number 2009-116 (Issued 2010-06-15)
San Dieguito Union High School District: Its Expenditures for Community Facilities District 94-2 Were Generally Appropriate, but It Did Not Fully Disclose Some of Its Financial Issues

San Joaquin County

Report Number 2008-107 (Issued 2009-04-23)
Temporary Workers in Local Government: Although Some Workers Have Limited Opportunities, Most Have Reasonable Access to Permanent Employment and Earn the Same Wage Rates as Permanent Workers

Santa Ana, City of

Report Number 2010-106 (Issued 2010-11-18)
Dymally-Alatorre Bilingual Services Act: State Agencies Do Not Fully Comply With the Act, and Local Governments Could Do More to Address Their Clients' Needs


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