Report 2013-107 Recommendation 9 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 #9 To: Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of

To safeguard cost recovery program revenue, Cal Fire should, within the next six months, develop policies and procedures requiring personnel not affiliated with the cost recovery program to reconcile expected cost recovery payments to deposits.

6-Month Agency Response

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has finalized Civil Cost Recovery (CCR) Program policy improvements and had issued temporary directives in the interim.

Financial reconciliation of CCR payments against deposits is conducted by CAL FIREs Departmental Accounting Office.

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

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


60-Day Agency Response

CAL FIRE is in the process of finalizing CCR Program policy improvements and has issued temporary directives in the interim.

Financial reconciliation of CCR payments against deposits will be conducted by CAL FIRE's DAO.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 1, 2014
  • Response Date: December 2013

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


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Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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