Report 2012-119 Recommendation 9 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 #9 To: Veterans Affairs, Department of

To better utilize unused space at the veterans homes, and to serve more veterans within legal restrictions, CalVet should, as part of its 2013 renegotiations with Pathway Home, document its review and evaluation of any legal restrictions that may limit this agreement.

1-Year Agency Response

Legal restrictions for the Pathway Homes lease have been reviewed and documented by the CalVet Legal Unit. The lease was finalized in June 2013.

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

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


6-Month Agency Response

Legal restrictions for the Pathway Homes lease have been reviewed and documented by the CalVet Legal Unit. The new lease was finalized in June 2013.

  • Completion Date: June 2013
  • Response Date: November 2013

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

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation
  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

60-Day Agency Response

As part of the review process CalVet will review all legal restrictions that may apply to the new Pathway Home Lease.Legal restrictions for the Pathway Homes lease have been reviewed and documented by the CalVet Legal Unit. The lease was finalized in June 2013.

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

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

According to CalVet's chief counsel, CalVet has conducted an assessment of legal restrictions. However, CalVet has not yet provided the State Auditor with documentation of the assessment.


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Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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