Report 2021-102 Recommendation 5 Responses

Report 2021-102: Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund: The State Could Better Manage Its Distribution Fund and Its Problem Gambling Programs (Release Date: August 2022)

Recommendation #5 To: Justice, Department of

To ensure that it compensates the distribution fund for improper charges for nontribal activities including card room and other enforcement activities, by October 2022, the Bureau should do the following:

-Reimburse the funds due to the distribution fund for time that employees spent working on nontribal activities during fiscal years 2020-21 through 2021-22.

-Establish and implement a policy requiring supervisory review and approval of its periodic reimbursements to the distribution fund, as necessary, for time that employees spend on nontribal activities.

6-Month Agency Response

The Bureau has reimbursed the Special Distribution Fund for Fiscal Year 2020-21.

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

60-Day Agency Response

The Bureau has reimbursed the fund for fiscal year (FY) 2021-22. For FY 2020-21, the Bureau has identified the total amount to be reimbursed to the SDF and is in the process of making that adjustment.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented

Because the bureau has not yet reimbursed the distribution fund for 2020-21, it has not yet fully implemented this recommendation.

All Recommendations in 2021-102

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.