To ensure that employees appropriately charge their time to fish stamp projects, Fish and Game should discontinue the current practice of charging payroll costs to the fish stamp account for employee activities we identified as not pertaining to the program. In addition, Fish and Game should determine whether it inappropriately charged any other expenditures to the fish stamp account and make the necessary accounting adjustments.
Fish and Game reports that fish stamp staff were provided with guidelines concerning when to charge activities to the fish stamp account. Additionally, Fish and Game also indicated that past inappropriate payroll charges to the fish stamp account have been corrected and that fish stamp staff currently review accounting reports for inappropriate charges. Fish and Game also stated it identified other inappropriate expenditures charged to the fish stamp account and made appropriate accounting adjustments. (See 2010-406 p. 255)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.