Implementation of State Auditor's Recommendations - 2011

Classified by Standing/Policy Committee

On this page we include links to summaries of audit reports we issued during the previous two years that relate to policy areas that generally correspond to the Assembly and Senate standing committees.

Because an audit or investigation may involve more than one issue or because it may cross the jurisdictions of more than one standing committee, a report summary could be included in more than one policy area. For example, for an audit of the state overtime costs, the audit report summary would be listed under three policy areas—Governmental Organization; Labor, Employment and Industrial Relations; and Public Employees and Retirement.

We also provide the following links to our audit report summaries classified by auditee/entity and by budget subcommittee.

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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.


View the complete Special Report to Assembly and Senate Standing/Policy Committees or view individual sections of the report by using the following links:

Report Cover
Transmittal Letter
Introduction and Summary Table
Audit Report Summaries by Policy Area

IndexState And Local Entities with Recommendations from Audits Included In This Special Report

Policy Areas

Accountability and Administrative Review
Appropriations
Banking, Finance and Insurance
Business, Professions, Economic Development and Consumer Protection
Education
Energy, Utilities and Communications
Governmental Organization
Health
Higher Education
Housing and Community Development
Human Services
Judiciary
Labor, Employment and Industrial Relations
Local Government
Natural Resources and Water
Public Employees and Retirement
Public Safety
Revenue and Taxation
Transportation
Veterans Affairs


Accountability and Administrative Review

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 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 I2009-1 (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)

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)

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

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

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

Appropriations

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

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

Banking, Finance and Insurance

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

Business, Professions, Economic Development and Consumer Protection

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

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

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

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 2009-103 (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 2009-501 (Issued 2009-10-15)
State Mandates: Operational and Structural Changes Have Yielded Limited Improvements in Expediting Processes and in Controlling Costs and Liabilities

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

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

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

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

Education

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

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

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

Energy, Utilities and Communications

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

Governmental Organization

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 2009-119.4 (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 2010-103R (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 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

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 2010-601 (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

Health

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 2009-107.2 (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

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

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

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

Higher Education

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

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

Housing and Community Development

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 2009-119.2 (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

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

Human 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

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

Judiciary

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

Labor, Employment and Industrial Relations

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

Local Government

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

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

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 2009-116 (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

Natural Resources and Water

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

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

Public Employees and Retirement

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

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 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)

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

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 2009-103 (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 2009-608 (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 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 I2007-1158 (Issued 2009-12-03)
California State University, Chancellor's Office: Failure to Follow Reimbursement Policies Resulted in Improper and Wasteful Expenditures

Public Safety

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

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

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

Revenue and Taxation

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

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

Transportation

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

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

Veterans Affairs

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


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