Reports Issued in 2004

Reports Issued in 2004
Date Issued Report Number Report Title
Jan 27 2003-108.2

California's Workers' Compensation Program: Changes to the Medical Payment System Should Produce Savings Although Uncertainty About New Regulations and Data Limitations Prevent a More Comprehensive Analysis

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Feb 25 2004-406

Implementation of State Auditor's Recommendations: Audits Released in January 2002 Through December 2003

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Mar 11 2003-001

State of California: Financial Report Year Ended June 30, 2003

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Mar 16 2003-130

California Department of Corrections: Its Plans to Build a New Condemned-Inmate Complex at San Quentin Are Proceeding, but Its Analysis of Alternative Locations and Costs Was Incomplete

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Mar 18 2003-101

County Emergency Medical Services Funds: Despite Their Efforts to Properly Administer the Funds, Some Counties Have Yet to Reach Full Compliance With State Laws

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Mar 23 2003-002

State of California: Internal Control and State and Federal Compliance Audit Report for Fiscal Year Ended 6/30/2003

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Mar 24 I2004-1

Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: July 2003 Through December 2003

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Apr 6 2003-117

California Department of Corrections: It Needs to Ensure That All Medical Service Contracts It Enters Are in the State's Best Interest and All Medical Claims It Pays Are Valid

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Apr 13 2003-111

Oversight of Long-Term Care Programs: Opportunities Exist to Streamline State Oversight Activities

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Apr 29 2002-018

Workers' Compensation Fraud: Detection and Prevention Efforts Are Poorly Planned and Lack Accountability

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May 12 2003-121

California Public Utilities Commission: It Cannot Ensure That It Spends Railroad Safety Program Fees in Accordance With State Law

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May 13 2003-131

Franchise Tax Board: Significant Program Changes Are Needed to Improve Collections of Delinquent Labor Claims

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Jun 1 2004-008

State of California: Statement of Securities Accountability of the State Treasurer's Office December 31, 2003

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Jun 2 99028.3

Child Support Enforcement Program: Acquiring the State Disbursement Unit to Collect, Disburse, and Record Child Support Payments Will Complete the Procurements for the California Child Support Automation System

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Jun 3 2003-136

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California: Its Administrative Controls Need to Be Improved to Ensure an Appropriate Level of Checks and Balances Over Public Resources

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Jun 4 2004-005

State of California: Treasurer's Cash Count as of December 31, 2003

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Jun 9 2002-016

Water Replenishment District of Southern California: Although the District Has Addressed Many of Our Previous Concerns, Problems Still Exist

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Jun 15 2003-138

Department of Insurance: It Needs to Make Improvements in Handling Annual Assessments and Managing Market Conduct Examinations

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Jun 16 2003-129

The Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team: Its Recommendations, if Implemented, Should Help Financially Troubled School Districts

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Jun 22 2003-122

California Gambling Control Commission: Although Its Interpretations of the Tribal-State Gaming Compacts Generally Appear Defensible, Some of Its Actions May Have Reduced the Funds Available for Distribution to Tribes

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Jun 24 2003-137

California's Independent Water Districts: Reserve Amounts Are Not Always Sufficiently Justified, and Some Expenses and Contract Decisions Are Questionable

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Jul 6 2003-114

Department of Mental Health: State and Federal Regulations Have Hampered Its Implementation of Legislation Meant to Strengthen the Status of Psychologists at Its Hospitals

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Jul 14 2003-119

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority: It Could Use Certain Recommended Management Tools to Improve Its Oversight of Legal Contracts, and Its Efforts Resulted in the Award of a Large Construction Contract Within Budget

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Jul 15 2003-123

California Children and Families Commissions: Some County Commissions' Contracting Practices Are Lacking, and Both the State and County Commissions Can Improve Their Efforts to Find Funding Partners and Collect Data on Program Performance

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Jul 27 2003-125

California Department of Corrections: More Expensive Hospital Services and Greater Use of Hospital Facilities Have Driven the Rapid Rise in Contract Payments for Inpatient and Outpatient Care

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Aug 26 2004-106

Wireless Enhanced 911: The State Has Successfully Begun Implementation, but Better Monitoring of Expenditures and Wireless 911 Wait Times Is Needed

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Aug 31 2003-124

Department of Health Services: Some of Its Policies and Practices Result in Higher State Costs for the Medical Therapy Program

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Sep 23 I2004-2

Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: January 2004 Through June 2004

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Oct 19 2004-105

California Department of Corrections: Although Addressing Deficiencies in Its Employee Disciplinary Practices, the Department Can Improve Its Efforts

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Nov 9 2004-108

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: It Could Better Manage Its Credentialing Responsibilities

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Dec 2 2004-010

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 7 2004-117

City of Richmond: Poor Spending Decisions and Weak Monitoring of Its Finances Caused Its Financial Decline and Hinder Its Ability to Recover

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Dec 9 2004-111

Sex Offender Placement: Departments That Are Responsible for Placing Sex Offenders Face Challenges, and Some Need to Better Monitor Their Costs

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Dec 16 2004-139

Office of the Secretary of State: Clear and Appropriate Direction Is Lacking in Its Implementation of the Federal Help America Vote Act

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Dec 20 2004-101

Prison Industry Authority: Although It Has Broad Discretion in Pursuing Its Statutory Purposes, It Could Improve Certain Pricing Practices and Develop Performance Measures

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Dec 22 2004-140

Department of Transportation: Various Factors Increased Its Cost Estimates for Toll Bridge Retrofits, and Its Program Management Needs Improving

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