Report 2011-116.1 Recommendation 7 Responses

Report 2011-116.1: Department of General Services: The Division of the State Architect Lacks Enforcement Authority and Has Weak Oversight Procedures, Increasing the Risk That School Construction Projects May Be Unsafe (Release Date: December 2011)

Recommendation #7 To: General Services, Department of

To ensure it is providing adequate oversight of school district construction projects, the division should establish consistent criteria for entering data into its database on key aspects of projects, such as the dates for the start and end of construction.

1-Year Agency Response

The division developed standard criteria for documenting the start and end dates of school construction projects and accordingly updated its guidelines for project inspectors in December 2012. The guidelines state, for example, that the inspector will use as the construction start date the date the contractor mobilizes on the project site to begin construction. (See 2013-406, p. 42)

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2011-116.1

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.