Report I2020-2 Recommendation 16 Responses

Report I2020-2: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Wasteful and Improper Personnel Decisions, Improper Contracting, Conflict of Interest, Misuse of State Resources, and Dishonesty (Release Date: October 2020)

Case Number I2018-0519

Recommendation #16 To: Veterans Affairs, Department of

Within 60 days, CalVet should implement written procedures within the emergency justification approval process to require (1) an evaluation of whether another procurement option is viable for each proposed emergency justification request and (2) a legal review of whether the situation described in the justification meets the elements of an emergency as defined by state law.

Agency Response From November 2020

CalVet updated its policies and procedures, which now clearly state that homes should utilize SB/DVBE options where possible and that the emergency memorandum includes an evaluation of other procurement options. The updated policies and procedures also require a legal review of each emergency memorandum.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in I2020-2