Report 2016-117 Recommendations

When an audit is completed and a report is issued, auditees must provide the State Auditor with information regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year. Additionally, Senate Bill 1452 (Chapter 452, Statutes of 2006), requires auditees who have not implemented recommendations after one year, to report to us and to the Legislature why they have not implemented them or to state when they intend to implement them. Below, is a listing of each recommendation the State Auditor made in the report referenced and a link to the most recent response from the auditee addressing their progress in implementing the recommendation and the State Auditor's assessment of auditee's response based on our review of the supporting documentation.

Recommendations in Report 2016-117: Alliance College-Ready Public Schools: The Nonprofit Did Not Spend Public Funds or Divert Classroom Resources in Response to Unionization Efforts (Release Date: April 2017)

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Recommendations to Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
Number Recommendation Status
1

To ensure it complies with federal laws regarding student privacy, Alliance should document its revised process for collecting, tracking, and monitoring the list of Alliance students and families who have opted out of sharing their directory information with third parties.

Fully Implemented
2

Alliance should standardize its data-sharing agreements so that each agreement contains robust and specific language regarding data security and the confidentiality of the data being shared.

Fully Implemented
3

The Alliance home office should update and formalize its procurement policies and procedures manual to establish competitive bidding thresholds for the procurement of goods and services, and it should provide adequate training to appropriate staff before the start of the 2017-18 school year.

Pending
4

The Alliance home office should update and formalize it's procurement policies and procedures manual to require both the Alliance home office and charter schools to retain contract records for at least five years, and it should provide adequate training to appropriate staff before the start of the 2017-18 school year.

Pending
5

The Alliance home office should update and formalize it's procurement policies and procedures manual to establish adequate segregation of duties for procurements to mitigate the risk of fraud and abuse, and it should provide adequate training to appropriate staff before the start of the 2017-18 school year.

Pending
6

The Alliance home office should update and formalize it's procurement policies and procedures manual to obtain and retain vendor conflict-of-interest forms, and it should provide adequate training to appropriate staff before the start of the 2017-18 school year.

Pending


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