Report 2011-120 Recommendation 31 Responses

Report 2011-120: California Department of Transportation: Its Poor Management of State Route 710 Extension Project Properties Costs the State Millions of Dollars Annually, Yet State Law Limits the Potential Income From Selling the Properties (Release Date: August 2012)

Recommendation #31 To: General Services, Department of

To ensure that the casual laborers charge only for their actual hours worked on projects, General Services should retain the daily job reports and the daily time reports in the project files.

1-Year Agency Response

DCU has placed a high priority on strengthening its time reporting practices to ensure the accurate charging of projects for casual laborer work. As part of this process, DCU has implemented new time reporting policies and procedures which fully address the State Auditor's recommended actions including the retention of time reports in the official project file.

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

6-Month Agency Response

General Services' construction unit implemented new time reporting policies and procedures, but they do not include instructions for staff to retain the daily job, time, and expense report (DCU-2880).

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

General Services did not specifically address this recommendation. (See 2013-406, p. 175)

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken

All Recommendations in 2011-120

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.