Report I2019-4 Recommendation 10 Responses
Report I2019-4: Gross Mismanagement Led to the Misuse of State Resources and Multiple Violations of State Laws (Release Date: August 2019)
Case Number I2017-0840
Recommendation #10 To: Food and Agriculture, Department of
Train all staff who have purchasing authority on relevant state laws and CDFA and association accounting policies. This training should specifically focus on requiring the submission of itemized receipts and preventing inappropriate or illegal purchases.
Agency Response From May 2020
CDFA provided an agenda of the training it provided in 2019 and a copy of the materials provided to association staff, including the applicable state laws and accounting and contracting manuals.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
Agency Response From February 2020
CDFA reported that it completed its review of the information the CEO provided in the association training sessions. CDFA stated that it also performed training on this topic with association staff in October 2019. It has not yet provided our office with a copy of the information the CEO provided in his training sessions or an agenda of the training CDFA provided.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented
Agency Response From October 2019
CDFA reported that in July 2019, the CEO provided information substantiating training sessions he provided. It is reviewing the materials and will work with the association to ensure the proper guidance was provided. It stated that it will also provide additional training on this topic to association staff and estimated that the recommendation would be fully implemented by October or November 2019.