Report 2007-121 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2007-121: Veterans Home of California at Yountville: It Needs Stronger Planning and Oversight in Key Operational Areas, and Some Processes for Resolving Complaints Need Improvement (Release Date: April 2008)

Recommendation #1 To: Veterans Affairs, Department of

To meet the requirements of federal ADA regulations, the Veterans Home should develop and update as needed a plan that identifies areas of noncompliance and includes the appropriate steps and milestones for achieving full compliance.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2014

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) completed a property wide Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA") survey and analysis of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville. The analysis of the property and buildings was completed in 2010. The estimated cost of the renovation of the property is estimated to be $10,100,000. CalVet has identified milestones and prioritized areas of compliance as well as a tentative construction schedule. When the budget process allows, CalVet plans to submit a budget request to the Department of Finance to address funding of the identified ADA modifications that need to be made on the property. CalVet is in the process of completing more than $1,000,000 worth of the renovations, using existing funds that have become available.

Additionally, the Yountville Veterans Home has established formal grievance procedures to address and meet requirements of ADA. The grievance procedures may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint related to The Veterans Home of California, Yountville and its everyday functionality and operations.

  • Completion Date: September 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented

Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation
  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2013

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) completed a property wide Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA") survey and analysis of the Veterans Home of California, Yountville. The analysis of the property and buildings was completed in 2010. The estimated cost of the renovation of the property is estimated to be $10,100,000. CalVet has identified milestones and prioritized areas of compliance as well as a tentative construction schedule. When the budget process allows CalVet plans to submit a budget request to the Department of Finance to address funding of the identified ADA modifications that need to be made on the property.

Additionally, the Yountville Veterans Home has established formal grievance procedures to address and meet requirements of ADA. The grievance procedures may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint related to The Veterans Home of California, Yountville and its everyday functionality and operations.

  • Completion Date: September 2011

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2012

As soon as CalVet is approved for funding, completion of the project will take place within 5 years' time. Once CalVet receives funding for any phase of construction, including but not limited to the full amount of $10,100,000, the Department will begin the process of ADA compliance implementation. Due to the budget constraints, CalVet has been unable to fully implement the recommendations set forth in the Bureau of State Audits.

  • Estimated Completion Date: Unknown

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented


All Recommendations in 2007-121

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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