Report 2005-129 Recommendation 2 Responses

Report 2005-129: Department of Social Services: In Rebuilding Its Child Care Program Oversight, the Department Needs to Improve Its Monitoring Efforts and Enforcement Actions (Release Date: May 2006)

Recommendation #2 To: Social Services, Department of

The department should develop a plan to measure its random and required visits against its statutory requirement to visit each facility at least once every five years and assess its progress in meeting the requirement. In addition, it should continue to assess its progress in meeting its other statutory visit requirements. Further, it should ensure that the data it uses to assess its progress in meeting the various requirements are sufficiently reliable.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From January 2011

The department now has data to measure compliance with its annual and five year visit requirements. The LRAP had, as a component, the development of new automated management information which will facilitate the ability to assess CCLD’s progress in meeting all of its statutory requirements. A new complaint tracking management report has been completed as part of that project and is now in use. (2010-041, p. 46)

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2005-129

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.