Report 2005-129 Recommendation 5 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 #5 To: Social Services, Department of
To ensure that the department continues to make monitoring visits, including periodic inspections and complaint visits, and carries out its other required responsibilities for child care facilities, the department should evaluate its pilot project for supervisory approval after the plan of correction has been completed and implement a consistent process statewide for ensuring that licensees take appropriate corrective action.
Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From January 2008
The pilot project for supervisory approval after the plan of correction was completed and evaluated. It was determined that approval should occur prior to the plan of correction. Procedures to clarify this decision have been incorporated into the Evaluator Manual (EM) and a directive memo was issued July 31, 2007. This recommendation has been successfully completed and is now operational. Regarding how to implement a consistent process for ensuring licensees take appropriate corrective action: Extensive revisions to the EM have been implemented in the areas of developing effective Plans of Correction and clearing citations/deficiencies. The Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) Academy has been enhanced in these areas and refresher training for seasoned staff will be provided whenever possible. This recommendation has been successfully completed and operational.(2007-041, p. 40)
California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.