Report I2012-1 Recommendation 25 Responses

Report I2012-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Bribery, Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud, Improper Overtime Payments, Improper Use of Lease Proceeds, Improper Travel Expenses, and Other Violations of State Law (Release Date: December 2012)

Case Number I2010-1022

Recommendation #25 To: University of California

The university should include a policy specific to parking to assist supervisors in determining appropriate expenses.

Agency Response From November 2013

In April 2013, the university provided us with a revised travel policy which establishes that travelers should seek out long-term parking accommodations at airports or common carriers when travel is expected to exceed 24 hours. More generally, the revised policy states that when traveling between an airport and home, travelers should be good stewards of the university's resources and mindful of the costs associated with the transportation method they select.

As the university included a provision in its travel policy that guides supervisors in determining proper parking expenses, this recommendation has been implemented fully.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response From December 2012

The university has assigned its CFO to analyze this recommendation and the feasibility of incorporating it into university policy. The CFO has convened the campus controllers to begin the process of reviewing existing policies. (See 2013-406, p. 291)

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

All Recommendations in I2012-1