California State Auditor

Implementation of State Auditor's Recommendations - 2012

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

Aging and Long-Term Care
Banking and Finance
Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection
Education
Governmental Organization
Health
Higher Education
Housing and Community Development
Human Services
Insurance
Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy
Judiciary
Labor and Employment
Local Government
Natural Resources
Public Safety
Transportation
Water, Parks and Wildlife
Investigative Reports


Aging and Long-Term Care

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

Banking and Finance

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

Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection

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 2011-106 (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 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

Education

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

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

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

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

Governmental Organization

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

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

Health

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 2010-103R (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 2010-108 (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 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

Higher Education

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 2010-105 (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

Housing and Community Development

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

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

Human 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

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

Insurance

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

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

Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy

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

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

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

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

Judiciary

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

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

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

Labor and Employment

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

Local Government

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

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

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

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

Natural Resources

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 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

Public Safety

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 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

Transportation

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 2010-122 (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

Water, Parks and Wildlife

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

Investigative Reports

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)

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 I2010-1 (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 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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)















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