Report 2008-112 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2008-112: Electronic Waste: Some State Agencies Have Discarded Their Electronic Waste Improperly, While State and Local Oversight Is Limited (Release Date: November 2008)

Recommendation #3 To: Employment Development Department

To avoid contaminating the environment through the inappropriate discarding of electronic devices, state agencies should ascertain whether the electronic devices that require disposal can go into the trash. Alternatively, state agencies could treat all electronic devices they wish to discard as universal waste and recycle them.

Agency Response*

Employment Development stated that all staff responsible for the disposition of surplus items have been trained on the proper disposition of electronic equipment and e-waste. It also stated that it identified and is using an accredited e-waste recycler. (See 2010-406, p. 98)

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Response Date: December 2009

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


All Recommendations in 2008-112

†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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