California State Auditor

Implementation of State Auditor's Recommendations - 2012

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 California State Auditor's 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 2012.


Auditees

Administrative Office of the Courts
Amador County
California Prison Health Care Services
California Prison Industry Authority
California Recovery Task Force
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Northridge
California Technology Agency
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office
Conservation Corps, California
Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
Development Services, Department of
Education, Department of
Emergency Management Agency, California
Employment Development Department
Energy Commission, California
Finance, Department of
Fish and Game, Department of
Food and Agriculture, Department of
Fremont, City of
Garden Grove, City of
General Services, Department of
Health Care Services, Department of
High Speed Rail Authority
Highway Patrol, California
Housing and Community Development, Department of
Housing Finance Agency
Humboldt County
Industrial Relations, Department of
Justice, Department of
Managed Health Care, Department of
Mental Health, Department of
Motor Vehicles, Department of
Mt. San Antonio Community College
Ohlone Community College
Public Health, Department of
Resources Recycling and Recovery, Department of
Riverside County
San Diego County
San Dieguito Union High School District
Santa Ana, City of
Santa Barbara County
Shasta County
Social Services, Department of
State Bar of California
State Controller's Office
State Lands Commission
State Personnel Board
Superior Court of California, County of Marin
Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
Toxic Substances Control, Department of
Transportation, Department of
University of California
University of California, Riverside
Water Resources, Department of
Western Career College, Sacramento
Western University of Health Sciences
Yolo County


Administrative Office of the Courts

Report Number 2010-102 (Issued 2011-02-08)
Administrative Office of the Courts: The Statewide Case Management Project Faces Significant Challenges Due to Poor Project Management

Amador County

Report Number 2010-036 (Issued 2011-02-15)
Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: Local Governments Continue to Have Difficulty Justifying Distribution Fund Grants

California Prison Health Care 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

California Prison Industry Authority

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

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, Fresno

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, Northridge

Report Number I2010-1 (Issued 2010-06-29)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: Misuse of State Time and Resources, Improper Gifts, Inadequate Administrative Controls, and Other Violations of State Law January 2009 Through December 2009 (California State University, Northridge)

California Technology Agency

Report Number 2010-112 (Issued 2011-03-24)
Employment Development Department: Its Unemployment Program Has Struggled to Effectively Serve California's Unemployed in the Face of Significant Workload and Fiscal Challenges

Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Report Number 2010-119 (Issued 2011-04-07)
Commission on Teacher Credentialing: Despite Delays in Discipline of Teacher Misconduct, the Division of Professional Practices Has Not Developed an Adequate Strategy or Implemented Processes That Will Safeguard Against Future Backlogs

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

Conservation Corps, California

Report Number I2010-2 (Issued 2011-01-18)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: Delay in Reassigning an Incompetent Psychiatrist, Misuse of State Resources, Failure to Protect the Security of Confidential Documents, Theft of Registration Fees, and Other Violations of State Law (California Conservation Corps)

Corrections and Rehabilitation, 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 2009-107.2 (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 2010-118 (Issued 2011-05-24)
California Prison Industry Authority: It Can More Effectively Meet Its Goals of Maximizing Inmate Employment, Reducing Recidivism, and Remaining Self-Sufficient

Report Number 2010-116 (Issued 2011-07-12)
Sex Offender Commitment Program: Streamlining the Process for Identifying Potential Sexually Violent Predators Would Reduce Unnecessary or Duplicative Work

Report Number 2010-124 (Issued 2011-09-06)
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: The Benefits of Its Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions Program Are Uncertain

Report Number I2010-1 (Issued 2010-06-29)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: Misuse of State Time and Resources, Improper Gifts, Inadequate Administrative Controls, and Other Violations of State Law January 2009 Through December 2009 (Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

Report Number I2010-2 (Issued 2011-01-18)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: Delay in Reassigning an Incompetent Psychiatrist, Misuse of State Resources, Failure to Protect the Security of Confidential Documents, Theft of Registration Fees, and Other Violations of State Law (Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

Report Number I2010-2 (Issued 2011-01-18)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: Delay in Reassigning an Incompetent Psychiatrist, Misuse of State Resources, Failure to Protect the Security of Confidential Documents, Theft of Registration Fees, and Other Violations of State Law (Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

Report Number I2011-1 (Issued 2011-08-25)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Waste of State Funds, Misuse of State Resources, Falsification of Records, Inexcusable Neglect of Duty, Failure to Monitor Time Reporting, and Other Violations of State Law (Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

Development Services, Department of

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 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 2010-112 (Issued 2011-03-24)
Employment Development Department: Its Unemployment Program Has Struggled to Effectively Serve California's Unemployed in the Face of Significant Workload and Fiscal Challenges

Energy Commission, California

Report Number 2011-106 (Issued 2011-11-29)
Intellectual Property: An Effective Policy Would Educate State Agencies and Take Into Account How Their Functions and Property Differ

Report Number I2011-1 (Issued 2011-08-25)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Waste of State Funds, Misuse of State Resources, Falsification of Records, Inexcusable Neglect of Duty, Failure to Monitor Time Reporting, and Other Violations of State Law (California Energy Commission)

Finance, Department of

Report Number 2010-117 (Issued 2011-05-19)
General Obligation Bonds: The Departments of Water Resources and Finance Should Do More to Improve Their Oversight of Bond Expenditures

Fish and Game, Department of

Report Number I2011-1 (Issued 2011-08-25)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Waste of State Funds, Misuse of State Resources, Falsification of Records, Inexcusable Neglect of Duty, Failure to Monitor Time Reporting, and Other Violations of State Law (Department of Fish and Game)

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

Report Number 2011-106 (Issued 2011-11-29)
Intellectual Property: An Effective Policy Would Educate State Agencies and Take Into Account How Their Functions and Property Differ

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

General Services, Department of

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

Report Number 2011-116.1 (Issued 2011-12-08)
Department of General Services: The Division of the State Architect Lacks Enforcement Authority and Has Weak Oversight Procedures, Increasing the Risk That School Construction Projects May Be Unsafe

Report Number I2010-2 (Issued 2011-01-18)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: Delay in Reassigning an Incompetent Psychiatrist, Misuse of State Resources, Failure to Protect the Security of Confidential Documents, Theft of Registration Fees, and Other Violations of State Law (Department of General Services)

Health Care Services, Department of

Report Number 2011-106 (Issued 2011-11-29)
Intellectual Property: An Effective Policy Would Educate State Agencies and Take Into Account How Their Functions and Property Differ

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 2011-104 (Issued 2011-12-13)
Medi-Cal Managed Care Program: The Departments of Managed Health Care and Health Care Services Could Improve Their Oversight of Local Initiatives Participating in the Medi-Cal Two-Plan Model

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 2009-119.3 (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 2010-123 (Issued 2011-02-24)
California Housing Finance Agency: Most Indicators Point to Continued Solvency Despite Its Financial Difficulties Created, in Part, by Its Past Decisions

Humboldt County

Report Number 2010-036 (Issued 2011-02-15)
Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: Local Governments Continue to Have Difficulty Justifying Distribution Fund Grants

Industrial Relations, Department of

Report Number I2010-1 (Issued 2010-06-29)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: Misuse of State Time and Resources, Improper Gifts, Inadequate Administrative Controls, and Other Violations of State Law January 2009 Through December 2009 (Department of Industrial Relations)

Report Number I2011-1 (Issued 2011-08-25)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Waste of State Funds, Misuse of State Resources, Falsification of Records, Inexcusable Neglect of Duty, Failure to Monitor Time Reporting, and Other Violations of State Law (Department of Industrial Relations)

Justice, 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

Managed Health Care, Department of

Report Number 2011-104 (Issued 2011-12-13)
Medi-Cal Managed Care Program: The Departments of Managed Health Care and Health Care Services Could Improve Their Oversight of Local Initiatives Participating in the Medi-Cal Two-Plan Model

Mental Health, Department of

Report Number 2010-116 (Issued 2011-07-12)
Sex Offender Commitment Program: Streamlining the Process for Identifying Potential Sexually Violent Predators Would Reduce Unnecessary or Duplicative Work

Report Number I2011-1 (Issued 2011-08-25)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Waste of State Funds, Misuse of State Resources, Falsification of Records, Inexcusable Neglect of Duty, Failure to Monitor Time Reporting, and Other Violations of State Law (Department of Mental Health)

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

Mt. San Antonio Community College

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

Ohlone Community College

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

Public Health, Department of

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 2010-106 (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 2010-103R (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

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

Riverside County

Report Number 2010-036 (Issued 2011-02-15)
Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: Local Governments Continue to Have Difficulty Justifying Distribution Fund Grants

San Diego County

Report Number 2010-036 (Issued 2011-02-15)
Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: Local Governments Continue to Have Difficulty Justifying Distribution Fund Grants

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

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

Santa Barbara County

Report Number 2010-036 (Issued 2011-02-15)
Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: Local Governments Continue to Have Difficulty Justifying Distribution Fund Grants

Shasta County

Report Number 2010-036 (Issued 2011-02-15)
Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: Local Governments Continue to Have Difficulty Justifying Distribution Fund Grants

Social Services, Department of

Report Number 2010-121 (Issued 2011-09-29)
Foster Family Home and Small Family Home Insurance Fund: Expanding Its Coverage Will Increase Costs and the Department of Social Services Needs to Improve Its Management of the Insurance Fund

Report Number 2011-101.1 (Issued 2011-10-27)
Child Welfare Services: California Can and Must Provide Better Protection and Support for Abused and Neglected Children

State Bar of California

Report Number 2011-030 (Issued 2011-05-26)
State Bar of California: Its Lawyer Assistance Program Lacks Adequate Controls for Reporting on Participating Attorneys

State Controller's Office

Report Number I2011-1 (Issued 2011-08-25)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Waste of State Funds, Misuse of State Resources, Falsification of Records, Inexcusable Neglect of Duty, Failure to Monitor Time Reporting, and Other Violations of State Law (State Controller's Office)

State Lands Commission

Report Number 2010-125 (Issued 2011-08-23)
State Lands Commission: Because It Has Not Managed Public Lands Effectively, the State Has Lost Millions in Revenue for the General Fund

State Personnel Board

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

Superior Court of California, County of Marin

Report Number 2009-109 (Issued 2011-01-20)
Sacramento and Marin Superior Courts: Both Courts Need to Ensure That Family Court Appointees Have Necessary Qualifications, Improve Administrative Policies and Procedures, and Comply With Laws and Rules

Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento

Report Number 2009-109 (Issued 2011-01-20)
Sacramento and Marin Superior Courts: Both Courts Need to Ensure That Family Court Appointees Have Necessary Qualifications, Improve Administrative Policies and Procedures, and Comply With Laws and Rules

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

Transportation, Department of

Report Number 2011-106 (Issued 2011-11-29)
Intellectual Property: An Effective Policy Would Educate State Agencies and Take Into Account How Their Functions and Property Differ

Report Number 2010-122 (Issued 2011-04-28)
California Department of Transportation: Its Capital Outlay Support Program Should Strengthen Budgeting Practices, Refine Its Performance Measures, and Improve Internal Controls

Report Number I2011-1 (Issued 2011-08-25)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Waste of State Funds, Misuse of State Resources, Falsification of Records, Inexcusable Neglect of Duty, Failure to Monitor Time Reporting, and Other Violations of State Law (Department of Transportation)

University of California

Report Number 2010-105 (Issued 2011-07-28)
University of California: Although the University Maintains Extensive Financial Records, It Should Provide Additional Information to Improve Public Understanding of Its Operations

University of California, Riverside

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

Water Resources, Department of

Report Number 2010-117 (Issued 2011-05-19)
General Obligation Bonds: The Departments of Water Resources and Finance Should Do More to Improve Their Oversight of Bond Expenditures

Western Career College, Sacramento

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

Western University of Health Sciences

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

Yolo County

Report Number 2010-036 (Issued 2011-02-15)
Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: Local Governments Continue to Have Difficulty Justifying Distribution Fund Grants















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