To ensure that it accounts appropriately for information technology project costs and their related funding sources, the State Bar should apply its new cost-allocation method to the costs of its Technology Improvement Fund.
The State Bar is in agreement with the recommendation that a written policy regarding cost allocation for IT projects should be adopted. Cost allocation will vary by project, but a policy requiring the funding source and cost allocation methodology for each project to be identified is consistent with the Bar's commitment to improving the fiscal and operational management of the State Bar, emphasizing integrity, transparency, accountability and excellence. This recommendation will be implemented with the submission of the Bar's final budget in February 2018.
The cost allocation methodology has been applied to the costs of the Technology Improvement Fund.
Although the State Bar says it has applied a cost allocation methodology to its Technology Improvement Fund costs, it has not provided us with a written methodology for allocating IT project costs.
Once completed, the cost allocation methodology will be applied.
Once implemented, the cost-allocation method for IT projects will be applied.
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