Report 2011-120 Recommendation 20 Responses

Report 2011-120: California Department of Transportation: Its Poor Management of State Route 710 Extension Project Properties Costs the State Millions of Dollars Annually, Yet State Law Limits the Potential Income From Selling the Properties (Release Date: August 2012)

Recommendation #20 To: Transportation, Department of

To ensure that General Services performs only necessary repairs and that its costs are reasonable, Caltrans should ensure that its staff adhere to relevant contracting policies, including retaining evidence of its approval of General Services' repair work before and after the completion of a project in the project file.

6-Month Agency Response

Caltrans' District 7 office management issued a memo on September 27, 2012, instructing staff to retain the required evidence to support the necessity and reasonableness of repairs in the project files, effective immediately. Caltrans stated that its District 7 office is retaining evidence of approving General Services work before and after project completion in the maintenance file for each property.

  • Response Date: February 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

Caltrans' District 7 office management issued a memo on September 27, 2012, instructing staff to retain the required evidence to support the necessity and reasonableness of repairs in the project files, effective immediately. Caltrans stated the required evidence would include approval of General Services' work before and after project completion. Caltrans also stated that it is on track to issue the specific policy and provide training to the appropriate staff by December 31, 2012. (See 2013-406, p. 172)

  • Response Date: October 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented


All Recommendations in 2011-120

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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