Report I2019-4 Recommendation 12 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 #12 To: Food and Agriculture, Department of

Association:

Formally adopt, train staff on, and follow the Fairs and Expositions branch's accounting procedures manual, as well as CDFA's Controlled Substances and Alcohol and Incompatible Activities policies.

Agency Response From November 2020

CDFA provided documentation to support that the association has adopted policies on controlled substances and alcohol as well as incompatible activities, but it did not provide information to substantiate that the association trained its staff on these policies.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


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. However, it has not provided any information to substantiate that the association has adopted or provided training on CDFA's Controlled Substances and Alcohol and Incompatible Activities policies.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially 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.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


All Recommendations in I2019-4