Report 2013-107 Recommendation 6 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 #6 To: Finance, Department of

To ensure that all outside accounts have proper authority, over the next six months, Finance should continue to pursue and resolve the 35 identified unresolved cases in which adequate authority could not be confirmed.

Agency Response*

Finance has resolved the 35 cases in which adequate authority could not be confirmed during the audit. Documentation of the review was provided to CSA on 1/17/2014.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Completion Date: January 2014
  • Response Date: March 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response*

Finance has reviewed all 35 identified unresolved cases. For 27 of the 35 accounts, Finance has resolved and identified the required authorities. For the remaining 8 accounts, Finance has directed departments to provide or obtain authority for the account (or the account must be closed).

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Completion Date: December 2013
  • Response Date: December 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

Finance is still working to resolve the status of 8 accounts.

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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.

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