Report 2015-120 Recommendation 3 Responses
Report 2015-120: California Department of Transportation: Its Maintenance Division's Allocations and Spending for Field Maintenance Do Not Match Key Indicators of Need (Release Date: March 2016)
Recommendation #3 To: Transportation, Department of
Caltrans should revise the language in its future five-year maintenance plans to accurately describe the method it uses to allocate field maintenance funding to its districts.
Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2017
Caltrans revised and incorporated the language into the Caltrans State Highway System Management Plan issued June 26, 2017. A copy can be located at, http://www.dot.ca.gov/assetmgmt/documents/SHSMP.pdf
- Completion Date: June 2017
California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented
We received and reviewed the revised language and found it fully implemented the recommendation.
1-Year Agency Response
Caltrans has revised and incorporated the language into the Caltrans State Highway System Management Plan which replaced the 5-year maintenance plan. For a copy of the revised language, please see Attachment 1.
- Completion Date: February 2017
- Response Date: March 2017
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Pending
We reviewed the language Caltrans provided, and it has revised the description of its allocation methodology. The revised language accurately describes the allocation method that Caltrans has provided us through its responses to our audit. As we have noted, Caltrans has not completed some of the efforts related to its allocation methodology (for example, the Budget Allocation Tool is not yet complete). The revised language explains that the methodology is currently still under development. However, the State Highway System Management Plan has not finalized and published. After it is published we will assess whether the final language addresses our recommendation.
6-Month Agency Response
Caltrans has drafted revised language that will appear in its five-year maintenance plan which is anticipated by January 31, 2017.
- Estimated Completion Date: 1/31/17
- Response Date: September 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending
60-Day Agency Response
Caltrans is in the process of preparing revised language for the 2017 five-year maintenance plan.
This recommendation will be fully implemented prior to the issuance of the 2017 five-year maintenance plan, which is anticipated by January 31, 2017.
- Estimated Completion Date: January 2017
- Response Date: May 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.