Report I2019-4 Recommendation 7 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 #7 To: Food and Agriculture, Department of
Recoup the actual costs from the maintenance supervisor for his personal use of a state vehicle.
Agency Response From May 2020
CDFA reported that the maintenance supervisor identified the days in which he used the state vehicle and reimbursed the association $1,606 based on applicable mileage rates at the time of his vehicle misuse. Based on our findings that the maintenance manager used the state vehicle nearly every day as if it were his personal vehicle and that he was dishonest about the frequency of such usage, $1,606 likely represents only a fraction of the cost of his misuse.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Resolved
Agency Response From February 2020
CDFA reported that it received from the association a record of the maintenance supervisor's personal miles driven in the state vehicle and that he had reimbursed the association for the related costs. It did not provide specifics regarding the amount or how the association calculated the misuse.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented
Agency Response From October 2019
CDFA reported that it has requested a record of the maintenance supervisor's personal miles driven using a state vehicle by late October 2019. It was unclear who would provide the information to CDFA, but it estimated the association would fully implement the recommendation by November or December 2019.