Implementation of State Auditor's Recommendations - 2007

Classified by Auditee/Entity

On this page we provide links, classified by entity name, to summaries of audit reports we issued during the previous two years that related to each entity. We also provide the following links to our audit report summaries classified by policy areas, which generally correspond to the Assembly and Senate standing committees.

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View the executive summary for the original audit report by clicking on the report number. The executive summary includes a link to the complete original audit report in PDF format.

View the summary of each audit report and the status of the auditee's implementation of the State Auditor's recommendations for each report by clicking on the report title.

Introduction:
The purpose of each audit report summary is to identify what actions, if any, auditees have taken in response to our findings and recommendations. We have placed this symbol Arrow Symbol in the left-hand margin of the auditee action to identify areas of concern or issues that we believe an auditee has not adequately addressed.

For these summaries, we have relied upon periodic written responses prepared by auditees to determine whether corrective action has been taken. The Bureau of State Audits' (BSA) policy requests that auditees provide a written response to the audit findings and recommendations before the audit report is initially issued publicly. As a follow-up, we request the auditee to respond at least three times subsequently: at 60 days, six months, and one year after the public release of the audit report.

We report all instances of substantiated improper governmental activities resulting from our investigative activities to the cognizant state department for corrective action. These departments are required to report the status of their corrective actions every 30 days until all such actions are complete.

Unless otherwise noted, we have not performed any type of review or validation of the corrective actions reported by the auditees. All corrective actions noted in these summaries were based on responses received by our office as of January 2007.


Auditees

State Entities:

Athletic Commission, State

California Children and Family Commission
California Public Employee Retirement System
Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

Education, Department of
Emergency Medical Services Authority
Emergency Services, Office of
Equalization, Board of

Finance, Department of
Fish and Game, Department of
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of

General Services Department

Health and Human Services Agency
Health Services, Department of
Homeland Security, Office of

Industrial Relations, Department of

Judicial Council
Justice, Department of

Military Department, California

Parks and Recreation, Department of

Social Services, Department of
State Bar
Student Aid Commission

Transportation, Department of

Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board

Water Resources Control Board

University of California

Local Entities:

Butte County Probation Department

Los Angeles Administrative Office
Los Angeles City Attorney
Los Angeles County Health Department
Los Angeles County Probation Department
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Los Angeles Unified School District

Riverside County Probation Department

Sacramento County Health Department
San Bernardino County Health Department
San Joaquin County Probation Department
San Mateo County Probation Department
Santa Clara County Health Department
Sutter County Health Department


Athletic Commission, State

Report Number 2004-134 (Issued 2005-07-28)
State Athletic Commission: The Current Boxers' Pension Plan Benefits Only a Few and Is Poorly Administered

California Children and Family Commission

Report Number 2006-114 (Issued 2006-10-31)
California Children and Families Commission: Its Poor Contracting Practices Resulted in Questionable and Inappropriate Payments to Contractors and Violations of State Law and Policies

California Public Employee Retirement System

Report Number 2004-033 (Issued 2005-05-26)
Pharmaceuticals: State Departments That Purchase Prescription Drugs Can Further Refine Their Cost Savings Strategies

Report Number 2004-123 (Issued 2005-03-29)
California Public Employees' Retirement System: It Relied Heavily on Blue Shield of California's Exclusive Provider Network Analysis, an Analysis That Is Reasonable in Approach but Includes Some Questionable Elements and Possibly Overstates Estimated Savings

Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

Report Number I2006-1 (Issued 2006-03-22)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2005 Through December 2005 (Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Allegation—Gift of Public Funds)

Report Number I2006-1 (Issued 2006-03-22)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2005 Through December 2005 (Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Allegation—Duplicate Payments)

Report Number 2005-111 (Issued 2005-11-09)
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: The Intermediate Sanction Programs Lacked Performance Benchmarks and Were Plagued With Implementation Problems

Report Number I2005-2 (Issued 2005-09-21)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: January 2005 Through June 2005 (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Allegation—Failure to Account for Employee Use of Union Leave)

Report Number 2005-105 (Issued 2005-09-13)
Department of Corrections: It Needs to Better Ensure Against Conflicts of Interest and to Improve Its Inmate Population Projections

Report Number I2005-1 (Issued 2005-03-22)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2004 Through December 2004 (California Department of Corrections: Allegation—Improper Payments to Employees)

Education, Department of

Report Number 2005-133 (Issued 2006-11-30)
Department of Education: Its Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program Has Trained Fewer Teachers Than Originally Expected

Report Number 2005-137 (Issued 2006-10-26)
California Public Schools: Compliance With Translation Requirements Is High for Spanish but Significantly Lower for Some Other Languages

Report Number 2005-104 (Issued 2006-02-07)
Department of Education: Its Flawed Administration of the California Indian Education Center Program Prevents It From Effectively Evaluating, Funding, and Monitoring the Program

Report Number 2005-116 (Issued 2006-01-31)
California K-12 High-Speed Network: The Network Architecture Is Sound, but Opportunities Exist to Increase Its Use

Report Number 2004-120 (Issued 2005-06-16)
Department of Education: School Districts' Inconsistent Identification and Redesignation of English Learners Cause Funding Variances and Make Comparisons of Performance Outcomes Difficult

Emergency Medical Services Authority

Report Number 2004-133 (Issued 2005-08-11)
Emergency Preparedness: More Needs to Be Done to Improve California's Preparedness for Responding to Infectious Disease Emergencies

Emergency Services, Office of

Report Number 2005-118 (Issued 2006-09-12)
Emergency Preparedness: California's Administration of Federal Grants for Homeland Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness Is Hampered by Inefficiencies and Ambiguity

Equalization, Board of

Report Number 2005-034 (Issued 2006-06-29)
Board of Equalization: Its Implementation of the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act of 2003 Has Helped Stem the Decline in Cigarette Tax Revenues, but It Should Update Its Estimate of Cigarette Tax Evasion

Finance, Department of

Report Number I2005-1 (Issued 2005-03-22)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2004 Through December 2004 (Department of Finance: Allegation—Improper Disclosure of Confidential Information)

Fish and Game, Department of

Report Number I2006-1 (Issued 2006-03-22)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2005 Through December 2005 (Department of Fish and Game: Allegation—Gift of Public Funds)

Report Number 2004-122R (Issued 2005-06-14)
Department of Fish and Game: The Preservation Fund Comprises a Greater Share of Department Spending Due to Reduction of Other Revenues

Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of

Report Number I2006-2 (Issued 2006-09-21)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: January 2006 Through June 2006 (Department of Forestry and Fire Protection: Allegation—False Claims for Wages)

Report Number I2006-1 (Issued 2006-03-22)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2005 Through December 2005 (Department of Forestry and Fire Protection: Allegation—Improper Overtime)

General Services Department

Report Number 2004-113 (Issued 2005-07-07)
Department of General Services: Opportunities Exist Within the Office of Fleet Administration to Reduce Costs

Report Number 2004-033 (Issued 2005-05-26)
Pharmaceuticals: State Departments That Purchase Prescription Drugs Can Further Refine Their Cost Savings Strategies

Report Number 2004-115 (Issued 2005-01-20)
The State's Offshore Contracting: Uncertainty Exists About Its Prevalence and Effects

Health and Human Services Agency

Report Number 2004-033 (Issued 2005-05-26)
Pharmaceuticals: State Departments That Purchase Prescription Drugs Can Further Refine Their Cost Savings Strategies

Health Services, Department of

Report Number 2005-118 (Issued 2006-09-12)
Emergency Preparedness: California's Administration of Federal Grants for Homeland Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness Is Hampered by Inefficiencies and Ambiguity

Report Number I2005-2 (Issued 2005-09-21)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: January 2005 Through June 2005 (Department of Health Services: Allegation—Improper Contracting Practices)

Report Number 2004-133 (Issued 2005-08-11)
Emergency Preparedness: More Needs to Be Done to Improve California's Preparedness for Responding to Infectious Disease Emergencies

Report Number 2004-125 (Issued 2005-08-04)
Department of Health Services: Participation in the School-Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities Program Has Increased, but School Districts Are Still Losing Millions Each Year in Federal Reimbursements

Report Number 2004-033 (Issued 2005-05-26)
Pharmaceuticals: State Departments That Purchase Prescription Drugs Can Further Refine Their Cost Savings Strategies

Report Number I2005-1 (Issued 2005-03-22)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2004 Through December 2004 (Department of Health Services: Allegation—False Claims for Wages and Travel Expenses)

Homeland Security, Office of

Report Number 2005-118 (Issued 2006-09-12)
Emergency Preparedness: California's Administration of Federal Grants for Homeland Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness Is Hampered by Inefficiencies and Ambiguity

Report Number 2004-133 (Issued 2005-08-11)
Emergency Preparedness: More Needs to Be Done to Improve California's Preparedness for Responding to Infectious Disease Emergencies

Industrial Relations, Department of

Report Number I2006-2 (Issued 2006-09-21)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: January 2006 Through June 2006 (Department of Industrial Relations: Allegation—Misuse of Bereavement Leave)

Report Number 2005-108 (Issued 2006-09-07)
Department of Industrial Relations: Its Division of Apprenticeship Standards Inadequately Oversees Apprenticeship Programs

Report Number 2005-119 (Issued 2006-02-09)
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Worker Safety: Better State Oversight Is Needed to Ensure That Injuries Are Reported Properly and That Safety Issues Are Addressed

Judicial Council

Report Number 2005-131 (Issued 2006-08-29)
Judicial Council of California: Its Governing Committee on Education Has Recently Proposed Minimum Education Requirements for Judicial Officers

Justice, Department of

Report Number 2004-114 (Issued 2005-06-09)
Department of Justice: The Missing Persons DNA Program Cannot Process All the Requests It Has Received Before the Fee That Is Funding It Expires, and It Also Needs to Improve Some Management Controls

Military Department, California

Report Number 2005-136 (Issued 2006-06-06)
Military Department: It Has Had Problems With Inadequate Personnel Management and Improper Organizational Structure and Has Not Met Recruiting and Facility Maintenance Requirements

Report Number I2005-2 (Issued 2005-09-21)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: January 2005 Through June 2005 (California Military Department: Allegation—Theft of State Funds)

Parks and Recreation, Department of

Report Number 2004-126 (Issued 2005-08-17)
Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Program: The Lack of a Shared Vision and Questionable Use of Program Funds Limit Its Effectiveness

Report Number 2004-124 (Issued 2005-08-02)
Department of Parks and Recreation: Lifeguard Staffing Appears Adequate to Protect the Public, but Districts Report Equipment and Facility Needs

Report Number 2004-138 (Issued 2005-04-05)
Department of Parks and Recreation: It Needs to Improve Its Monitoring of Local Grants and Better Justify Its Administrative Charges

Social Services, Department of

Report Number 2005-129 (Issued 2006-05-25)
Department of Social Services: In Rebuilding Its Child Care Program Oversight, the Department Needs to Improve Its Monitoring Efforts and Enforcement Actions

State Bar

Report Number 2005-030 (Issued 2005-04-28)
State Bar of California: It Should Continue Strengthening Its Monitoring of Disciplinary Case Processing and Assess the Financial Benefits of Its New Collection Enforcement Authority

Student Aid Commission

Report Number 2005-120 (Issued 2006-04-20)
California Student Aid Commission: Changes in the Federal Family Education Loan Program, Questionable Decisions, and Inadequate Oversight Raise Doubts About the Financial Stability of the Student Loan Program

Transportation, Department of

Report Number 2005-135 (Issued 2006-07-18)
California Department of Transportation: Although Encouraging Contractors to Use Recycled Materials in Its Highway Projects, Caltrans Collects Scant Data on Its Recycling and Solid Waste Diversion Efforts

Report Number 2005-119 (Issued 2006-02-09)
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Worker Safety: Better State Oversight Is Needed to Ensure That Injuries Are Reported Properly and That Safety Issues Are Addressed

Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board

Report Number I2006-1 (Issued 2006-03-22)
Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2005 Through December 2005 (Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Allegation—Duplicate Payments)

Water Resources Control Board

Report Number 2005-113 (Issued 2006-03-23)
State Water Resources Control Board: Its Division of Water Rights Uses Erroneous Data to Calculate Some Annual Fees and Lacks Effective Management Techniques to Ensure That It Processes Water Rights Promptly

University of California

Report Number 2006-103 (Issued 2006-05-02)
University of California: Stricter Oversight and Greater Transparency Are Needed to Improve Its Compensation Practices

Butte County Probation Department

Report Number 2005-130 (Issued 2006-11-21)
Batterer Intervention Programs: County Probation Departments Could Improve Their Compliance With State Law, but Progress in Batterer Accountability Also Depends on the Courts

Los Angeles Administrative Office

Report Number 2004-136 (Issued 2006-01-26)
City of Los Angeles: Outside Counsel Costs Have Increased, and Continued Improvement in the City's Selection and Monitoring Is Warranted

Los Angeles City Attorney

Report Number 2004-136 (Issued 2006-01-26)
City of Los Angeles: Outside Counsel Costs Have Increased, and Continued Improvement in the City's Selection and Monitoring Is Warranted

Los Angeles County Health Department

Report Number 2004-133 (Issued 2005-08-11)
Emergency Preparedness: More Needs to Be Done to Improve California's Preparedness for Responding to Infectious Disease Emergencies

Los Angeles County Probation Department

Report Number 2005-130 (Issued 2006-11-21)
Batterer Intervention Programs: County Probation Departments Could Improve Their Compliance With State Law, but Progress in Batterer Accountability Also Depends on the Courts

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Report Number 2004-130 (Issued 2005-01-26)
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power: Its Transfers of Funds to the City Comply With the City Charter; However, It Needs to Improve Its Controls Over Contracts, Expenditures, and Personnel Records

Los Angeles Unified School District

Report Number 2005-132 (Issued 2006-09-14)
Los Angeles Unified School District: It Has Increased Administrative Positions for Various Reasons and Although Making Progress, Its Performance Evaluation and Salary-Setting Procedures for Managers Still Need Improvement

Riverside County Probation Department

Report Number 2005-130 (Issued 2006-11-21)
Batterer Intervention Programs: County Probation Departments Could Improve Their Compliance With State Law, but Progress in Batterer Accountability Also Depends on the Courts

Sacramento County Health Department

Report Number 2004-133 (Issued 2005-08-11)
Emergency Preparedness: More Needs to Be Done to Improve California's Preparedness for Responding to Infectious Disease Emergencies

San Bernardino County Health Department

Report Number 2004-133 (Issued 2005-08-11)
Emergency Preparedness: More Needs to Be Done to Improve California's Preparedness for Responding to Infectious Disease Emergencies

San Joaquin County Probation Department

Report Number 2005-130 (Issued 2006-11-21)
Batterer Intervention Programs: County Probation Departments Could Improve Their Compliance With State Law, but Progress in Batterer Accountability Also Depends on the Courts

San Mateo County Probation Department

Report Number 2005-130 (Issued 2006-11-21)
Batterer Intervention Programs: County Probation Departments Could Improve Their Compliance With State Law, but Progress in Batterer Accountability Also Depends on the Courts

Santa Clara County Health Department

Report Number 2004-133 (Issued 2005-08-11)
Emergency Preparedness: More Needs to Be Done to Improve California's Preparedness for Responding to Infectious Disease Emergencies

Sutter County Health Department

Report Number 2004-133 (Issued 2005-08-11)
Emergency Preparedness: More Needs to Be Done to Improve California's Preparedness for Responding to Infectious Disease Emergencies


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