Reports Issued in 2003

Reports Issued in 2003
Date Issued Report Number Report Title
Jan 2 2001-015

Statewide Fingerprint Imaging System: The State Must Weigh Factors Other Than Need and Cost-Effectiveness When Determining Future Funding for the System

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Jan 16 2002-555

California State Auditor Biennial Report, Fiscal Years Ending June 30, 2001 and 2002: Improving Government Operations Amid Challenging Times

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Feb 13 2002-001R

State of California: Financial Report Year Ended June 30, 2002

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Feb 26 2003-406

Implementation of State Auditor's Recommendations: Audits Released in January 2001 Through January 2003

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Feb 27 2002-111

Information Technology: Control Structures Are Only Part of Successful Governance

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Mar 11 2002-110

California State University: Its Common Management System Has Higher Than Reported Costs, Less Than Optimal Functionality, and Questionable Procurement and Conflict-of-Interest Practices

Summary Full Report (PDF) Testimony (PDF)

Mar 26 2002-112

State Procurement Practices: Proposed Reforms Should Help Safeguard State Resources, but the Potential for Misuse Remains

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Apr 2 2002-009

California Energy Markets: The State's Position Has Improved, Due to Efforts by the Department of Water Resources and Other Factors, but Cost Issues and Legal Challenges Continue

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Apr 17 I2003-1

Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: August 2002 Through January 2003

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Apr 24 2002-030

State Bar of California: Although It Reasonably Sets and Manages Mandatory Fees, It Faces Potential Deficits in the Future and Needs to More Strictly Enforce Disciplinary Policies and Procedures

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Apr 30 2002-118

Department of Health Services: Its Efforts to Further Reduce Prescription Drug Costs Have Been Hindered by Its Inability to Hire More Pharmacists and Its Lack of Aggressiveness in Pursuing Available Cost-Saving Measures

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May 13 2002-124

Franchise Tax Board: Its Performance Measures Are Insufficient to Justify Requests for New Audit or Collection Program Staff

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May 19 2002-002

State of California: Internal Control and State and Federal Compliance Audit Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2002

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May 21 2002-123.1

Federal Funds: California's Share of Grant Funding Is Close to Its Share of the Population, but State Spending Cuts May Result in Reduced Federal Funds

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Jun 19 2002-122

State Controller's Office: Does Not Always Ensure the Safekeeping, Prompt Distribution, and Collection of Unclaimed Property

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Jun 26 2002-120

California Veterans Board: Without a Clear Understanding of the Extent of Its Authority, the Board Has Not Created Sufficient Policies Nor Provided Effective Oversight to the Department of Veterans Affairs

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Jul 3 2002-126

California Department of Transportation: Low Cash Balances Threaten the Department's Ability to Promptly Deliver Planned Transportation Projects

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Jul 22 2002-121

California Environmental Protection Agency: Insufficient Data Exists on the Number of Abandoned, Idled, or Underused Contaminated Properties, and Liability Concerns and Funding Constraints Can Impede Their Cleanup and Redevelopment

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Jul 30 2002-113

Governor's Office of Emergency Services: Its Oversight of the State's Emergency Plans and Procedures Needs Improvement While Its Future Ability to Respond to Emergencies May Be Hampered by Aging Equipment and Funding Concerns

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Jul 31 2002-117

Terrorism Readiness: The Office of Homeland Security, Governor's Office of Emergency Services, and California National Guard Need to Improve Their Readiness to Address Terrorism

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Aug 6 2002-123.2

Federal Funds: The State of California Takes Advantage of Available Federal Grants, but Budget Constraints and Other Issues Keep It From Maximizing This Resource

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Aug 19 2002-114

Department of Social Services: Continuing Weaknesses in the Department's Community Care Licensing Programs May Put the Health and Safety of Vulnerable Clients at Risk

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Aug 20 2003-105

California Law Enforcement and Correctional Agencies: With Increased Efforts, They Could Improve the Accuracy and Completeness of Public Information on Sex Offenders

Summary Full Report (PDF) Testimony (PDF)

Aug 27 2003-108.1

California's Workers' Compensation Program: The Medical Payment System Does Not Adequately Control the Costs to Employers to Treat Injured Workers or Allow for Adequate Monitoring of System Costs and Patient Care

Summary Full Report (PDF) Testimony (PDF)

Sep 3 2003-005

State of California: Treasurer's Cash Count as of December 31, 2002

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Sep 3 2003-008

State of California: Statement of Securities Accountability of the State Treasurer's Office December 31, 2002

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Sep 11 2002-019

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services: Despite Securing Additional Funding and Implementing Some Cost-Cutting Measures, It Still Faces Significant Challenges to Addressing Its Growing Budget Deficit

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Sep 17 I2003-2

Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: February 2003 Through June 2003

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Sep 24 99028.2

Child Support Enforcement Program: The State Has Contracted With IBM to Develop and Implement the Major Component of the Statewide Automated Child Support System

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Oct 15 2003-106

State Mandates: The High Level of Questionable Costs Claimed Highlights the Need for Structural Reforms of the Process

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Nov 6 2003-107

California Department of Education: The Extensive Number and Breadth of Categorical Programs Challenges the State's Ability to Reform and Oversee Them

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Nov 25 2003-103

California Public Utilities Commission: State Law and Regulations Establish Firm Deadlines for Only a Small Number of Its Proceedings

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Dec 3 2003-555

The California State Auditor: Helping Decision Makers Create a Better State Government: July 2002 Through September 2003

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Dec 9 2003-010

Department of Transportation: Its Seismic Retrofit Expenditures Comply With the Bond Act and Its Reimbursement of Interim Funding for Fiscal Years 1994-95 and 1995-96 Is Nearly Complete

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Dec 10 2003-113

California Integrated Waste Management Board: Its New Regulations Establish Rules for Oversight of Construction and Demolition Debris Sites, but Good Communication and Enforcement Are Also Needed to Help Prevent Threats to Public Health and Safety

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Dec 16 2002-116

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority: It Is Too Early to Predict Service Sector Success, but Opportunities for Improved Analysis and Communication Exist

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Dec 17 2003-102

Water Quality Control Boards: Could Improve Their Administration of Water Quality Improvement Projects Funded by Enforcement Actions

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Dec 18 2002-032

California's Education Institutions: A Lack of Guidance Results in Their Inaccurate or Inconsistent Reporting of Campus Crime Statistics

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Dec 22 2003-112

Department of Health Services: It Needs to Better Plan and Coordinate Its Medi-Cal Antifraud Activities

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Dec 31 2003-006

State of California: Treasurer's Cash Count as of June 30, 2003

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