Report 2011-504 Recommendation 18 Responses

Report 2011-504: High-Speed Rail Authority Follow-Up: Although the Authority Addressed Some of Our Prior Concerns, Its Funding Situation Has Become Increasingly Risky and the Authority's Weak Oversight Persists (Release Date: January 2012)

Recommendation #18 To: High-Speed Rail Authority, California

To be aware of and respond effectively to circumstances that could significantly delay or halt the program, the Authority should hire a risk manager as soon as possible. Until then, it should designate and require Authority staff to attend risk-management meetings and workshops.

6-Month Agency Response

The Authority hired a risk manager in August 2012. According to the Authority, the risk manager will attend the risk management meetings related to updating the risk register, identifying new risks, performing qualitative risk analyses, and coordinating and tracking risk responses. (See 2013-406, p. 246)

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

All Recommendations in 2011-504

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.