Report I2019-4 Recommendation 6 Responses

Report I2019-4: Gross Mismanagement Led to the Misuse of State Resources and Multiple Violations of State Laws (Release Date: August 2019)

Case Number I2017-0840

Recommendation #6 To: Food and Agriculture, Department of


Recoup the money from the CEO, the deputy manager, and the maintenance supervisor for their inappropriate purchases.

Agency Response From October 2019

In August 2019, CDFA reported that it would consult with the CEO and the board regarding the recommendation, even though the recommendation involves potential collections from the CEO. It later reported that the board president and vice president would start reviewing receipts and other evidence to identify inappropriate purchases and that recouping any monies will be based on evidence. It said that the CEO's role would be to provide data. In September 2019, CDFA reported that the association agreed to repay $1,259 for alcohol purchases. In October 2019, CDFA reported that it had requested receipts for the inappropriate purchases and that all but one board member had reimbursed the association for the inappropriate alcohol purchases. It estimated that the association would fully implement the recommendation by November or December 2019.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

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