Report 2010-101 Recommendation 12 Responses
Report 2010-101: Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery: Deficiencies in Forecasting and Ineffective Management Have Hindered the Beverage Container Recycling Program (Release Date: June 2010)
Recommendation #12 To: Resources Recycling and Recovery, Department of
To avoid exceeding the statute of limitations for collecting underpayments, and to bill for collection sooner, the department should strive to complete the fieldwork for audits in a more timely fashion. Further, the department should implement policies to shorten the time needed to review completed audits before billings are made, and should also develop policies to expedite reviews when an audit identifies a significant underpayment.
1-Year Agency Response
The department indicated that its Division of Recycling Integrated Information System (DORIIS) tracks audit activity including the statute of limitations for each audit. The department provided statute of limitations training for audit staff in its investigations and audits units in December 2010. (2012-406, p. 159).
- Response Date: December 2011
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.