Department of Rehabilitation
June 22, 2018
Ms. Elaine M. Howle
621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95814
RE: Response to California State Auditor's Draft Report
Dear Ms. Howle,
The Department of Rehabilitation (Department) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the California State Auditor's (CSA) draft report, "Its Inadequate Guidance and Oversight of the Grant Process Led to Inconsistencies and Perceived Bias in Its Evaluations and Awards of Some Grants".
We concur with the Recommendations. We are pleased to report that we have already begun implementing the improvements and drafting regulations which will be incorporated into a Grant Solicitation Manual.
The Department's core values include continuous improvement in pursuit of excellence and compassionate and responsible services that preserve the public's trust. By improving guidance, and oversight with written uniform processes while maintaining some flexibility to meet the different needs that our grants serve, we will better serve the public and our partners who support individuals with disabilities in achieving employment, independence and equality.
If you have any questions, please contact Chief Deputy Director, Kelly Hargreaves at 916-558-5800.