To ensure that it monitors the status of projects, Caltrans should continue to implement the policies described in its February 2010 memorandum to the districts describing an approach Caltrans will take to monitor support costs within budget. Moreover, Caltrans should direct its project managers to monitor budgets for all projects according to both hours and costs.
Caltrans issued a project management directive in August 2011 clarifying the responsibility of project managers in the development and maintenance of project workplans, including planned hours and support costs throughout the life of the project. Further, Caltrans stated that it has added a standing agenda item to a quarterly teleconference to discuss support budget corrective action plans. (2012-406, p. 195)
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