Report 2013-107 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report 2013-107: Accounts Outside the State's Centralized Treasury System: Processes Exist to Safeguard Money, but Controls for These Accounts Need Strengthening (Release Date: October 2013)

Recommendation #13 To: Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of

To ensure that it possesses all equipment purchased with Wildland Fire Fund money, Cal Fire should tag all equipment purchased through the Wildland Fire Fund.

6-Month Agency Response

In October 2013, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's (CAL FIREs) Business Services Office completed physical inventories of equipment funded through the Wildland Fire Investigation and Training Fund along with asset tagging in accordance with State Administrative Manual requirements.

  • Completion Date: March 2014
  • Response Date: April 2014

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

Cal Fire provided evidence indicating that it tagged the overwhelming majority of items it identified during its physical inventory of equipment.


60-Day Agency Response

In October 2013, CAL FIRE's Business Services Office (BSO) was tasked with conducting physical inventories of equipment funded through the Wildland Fire Investigation and Training Fund along with asset tagging in accordance with State Administrative Manual requirements.

BSO concluded its fieldwork on or about December 5, 2013. Report finalization is currently in progress.

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

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


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Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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