Report 2015-121 Recommendation 6 Responses

Report 2015-121: California Department of Veterans Affairs: The State Paid Nearly $28 Million for a Flawed System That Fails to Meet the Needs of Its Veterans Homes (Release Date: June 2016)

Recommendation #6 To: Veterans Affairs, Department of

To ensure that it only accepts deliverables and pays for deliverables that are complete and that meet the contract requirements, by September 2016 CalVet should establish processes to ensure that the project executive verifies that individuals assigned to project roles are adequately qualified and experienced.

Agency Response*

CalVet has revised IT Policy # ISD-16-001 to establish a formal process, through IT Policy # ISD-16-002, for its project executive to verify that individuals assigned to project roles are adequately qualified and experienced. The policy has been disseminated to all staff.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Completion Date: September 2016
  • Response Date: December 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

CalVet has established a formal process through CalVet IT Policy #ISD-16-001 for its project executive to verify that individuals assigned to project roles are adequately qualified and experienced. The policy has been disseminated to all staff.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Completion Date: August 2016
  • Response Date: August 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

The policy that CalVet refers to does not include specific processes for the project executive to verify that individuals assigned to the project are adequately qualified and experienced for their roles.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

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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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