Report 2012-111 Recommendation 4 Responses

Report 2012-111: California Department of Public Health: It Needs to Improve Accuracy in Accounting and Charging for Compliance Inspections Designed to Reduce Youth Access to Tobacco and It Could Enhance Its Compliance Inspections (Release Date: June 2013)

Recommendation #4 To: Public Health, Department of

When Public Health enters into new contracts with local entities to conduct compliance inspections, it should ensure that it maintains adequate documented support for the rate it charges for a compliance inspection.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2015

Public Health collects and documents data from the new time tracking system. Public Health utilizes the information to develop and support the local compliance inspection rate it will charge for local compliance inspections when Public Health enters into a new contract with local entities.

Tracking and timekeeping documentation, and cost analysis was used to negotiate a new contract for FY 14/15 and 15/16 that was based on true cost per compliance check.

  • Completion Date: July 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2014

The status of this recommendation is unchanged.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 9/2015

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


1-Year Agency Response

Public Health collects and documents data from the new time tracking system. Public Health utilizes the information to develop and support the local compliance inspection rate it will charge for local compliance inspections when Public Health enters into a new contract with local entities.

  • Completion Date: July 2014
  • Response Date: August 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Pending

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

6-Month Agency Response

The Food and Drug Branch (FOB) continues to document data from its new tracking system FDB will use this data to support the rate it charges for compliance inspection when entering new contracts with local entities in July 2014.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 2014
  • Response Date: December 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: No Action Taken


60-Day Agency Response

FDB will monitor data from the new time tracking system described in response to Recommendation 1 and use this data when developing new contracts.

  • Estimated Completion Date: ongoing
  • Response Date: August 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken


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Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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