Report 2018-133 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2018-133: Fallen Leaf Lake Community Services District: Its Billing Practices and Small Electorate Jeopardize Its Ability to Provide Services (Release Date: July 2019)

Recommendation #3 To: Emergency Services, Office of

To better ensure that it reimburses local fire agencies appropriate amounts for responding to incidents, including the provision of strike teams for fighting wildfires, Cal OES should complete implementation of its plan to audit a sample of salary forms and invoices that local fire agencies submit under the fire agreement. It should, by September 15, 2019, complete its negotiations to have the State Controller's Office perform these audits.

6-Month Agency Response

Cal OES finalized an inter-agency agreement with the State Controller's Office (SCO), effective October 10, 2019.

The SCO and Cal OES have agreed upon the statement of work to be completed pursuant to the inter-agency agreement.

Auditing of six fire departments will begin approximately the first month of 2020.

  • Completion Date: October 2019
  • Response Date: January 2020

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

Cal OES is working on finalizing a contract with SCO in regard to conducting audits of submitted salary surveys and invoices. Cal OES completed and submitted the State of California, Department of General Services' Standard Agreement Form (STD 213) to SCO for review and Executive approval. STD 213 is comprised of the Statement of Work and agreed upon procedures. Cal OES hopes to have an inter-agency agreement with SCO by October 2019.

  • Estimated Completion Date: October 1, 2019
  • Response Date: September 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

All Recommendations in 2018-133

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.