Report 2018-119 Recommendation 5 Responses

Report 2018-119: California Department of Fish and Wildlife: It Is Not Fulfilling Its Responsibilities Under the California Environmental Quality Act (Release Date: June 2019)

Recommendation #5 To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of

To ensure regional staff enter data into the project tracking database accurately and consistently, the department should, by December 2019, develop, implement, and provide training on departmentwide written policies and procedures that outline the requirements and process for entering data related to CEQA review into the department's project tracking database.

60-Day Agency Response

The Department has begun to develop job-aids for staff entering data into our project tracking database, which includes the use of staff to provide "help desk" support. Additionally, we are working to develop a training schedule that incorporates immediate future needs as well as a path for continuing education. As discussed with the auditors, the current project tracking database is antiquated and set to be replaced with an updated version of our current Environmental Permitting and Information Management System (EPIMS) utilizing FY 19-20 funding. As logistics continue for this project, the Department will finalize a development schedule with anticipated roll-out timelines and associated trainings.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 2019
  • Response Date: August 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

All Recommendations in 2018-119

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.