Report 2019-106 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 2019-106: Workers' Compensation Insurance: Some State Agencies Are Paying Millions of Dollars More Than Necessary to Provide Benefits to Their Employees (Release Date: November 2019)
|Recommendations to Compensation Insurance Fund, State|
To ensure that state agencies have adequate time to review settlement requests and provide settlement authority, State Fund should create and follow a policy by May 2020 to provide settlement authorization requests to agencies at least 30 days before settlement conferences.
|Recommendations to Human Resources, California Department of|
To ensure that all state agencies provide workers' compensation in the most cost-effective manner, CalHR should provide each agency that purchases workers' compensation insurance with a cost-benefit analysis every five years that compares the cost of purchasing this insurance through State Fund with the cost of obtaining coverage through the master agreement. It should begin providing these analyses to state agencies no later than six months after the Legislature gives it authority to request the necessary information from these agencies.
|Recommendations to Legislature|
To ensure CalHR has the data necessary to compare insurance and master agreement costs for agencies using State Fund insurance policies, the Legislature should give CalHR the authority to obtain that information.