Report 2012-119 Recommendation 10 Responses

Report 2012-119: California Department of Veterans Affairs: It Has Initiated Plans to Serve Veterans Better and More Cost-Efficiently, but Further Improvements Are Needed (Release Date: May 2013)

Recommendation #10 To: Veterans Affairs, Department of

To better utilize unused space at the veterans homes, and to serve more veterans within legal restrictions, CalVet should, for any future public-private partnership agreements, specify measures in the agreements that will allow it to monitor and assess the success of the agreements, and it should document its review and evaluation of any legal restrictions that may limit its authority to enter into the agreements.

1-Year Agency Response

1) Policy created and in the approval process. 2) Policy was approved and implemented in Policy Tech.

  • Completion Date: October 2013
  • Response Date: May 2014

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


6-Month Agency Response

Policy was approved and implemented in Policy Tech.

  • Completion Date: October 2013
  • Response Date: November 2013

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

Although CalVet demonstrated that it has developed a policy that addresses the recommendation, it did not provide evidence that it has yet implemented this policy.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

60-Day Agency Response

Monitoring criteria for public private partnerships will be developed by June 30, 2013. All new Public Private Partnerships will have monitoring criteria and reporting included within any new agreement. Policy created and in the approval process.

  • Completion Date: July 2013
  • Response Date: July 2013

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

CalVet drafted policy guidelines for all new Public Private Partnership agreements and Memorandums of Understanding developed on behalf of the veterans' homes to include monitoring criteria within the agreement as a review of any legal restrictions that may impact the authority to enter into the agreement. However, as of July 2013, CalVet has not fully implemented these policies.


All Recommendations in 2012-119

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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