Report I2019-4 Recommendation 3 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 #3 To: Food and Agriculture, Department of

CDFA:

Provide district agricultural associations with timely notifications from the Department of Motor Vehicles' Employer Pull Notice Program and follow up to ensure that the district agricultural associations take appropriate action.

Agency Response From November 2020

CDFA reported that 41 of the 52 associations are currently enrolled in the pull program and that it is following up with those that are outstanding. It noted that some association CEOs are being laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has delayed progress.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From May 2020

CDFA reported that in February and May 2020, it reminded the associations to enroll in the pull program. It informed us that 25 of the 52 associations have enrolled so far.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From February 2020

CDFA stated that it sent a letter to all district agricultural associations regarding the program. It said that CEOs were enrolling, but it did not indicate whether all CEOs had enrolled. It stated that CEOs would be responsible for enrolling association employees and monitoring employee driving records.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From October 2019

CDFA estimated that it would begin enrolling association CEOs in the program and start monitoring driving records in October or November 2019 and stated that it is still exploring options for the associations to monitor permanent staff through the program. CDFA said it will schedule a meeting with the DMV regarding this component. It estimated that it would fully implement this recommendation by November or December 2019.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


All Recommendations in I2019-4