Report 2005-129 Recommendation 7 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 #7 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 ensure that deficiencies identified during its monitoring visits are corrected within its established 30-day time frame, that evidence of corrective action is included in its facility files, and that required plans of correction submitted by facilities are written so that it can verify and measure the actions taken.

1-Year Agency Response

The department developed extensive revisions to its evaluator manual, particularly regarding clearing deficiencies, granting extensions for plans of correction, and using self-certifications. The evaluator manual revisions also included guidelines for developing effective plans of correction. In addition, the department indicated that it trained its staff in these areas and that there has been an increase in supervisory involvement to ensure consistency. (2008-406, p. 190)

  • Response Date: August 2007

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

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Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.