Report I2020-1 Recommendation 1 Responses
Report I2020-1: Investigation of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Waste of State Funds, Misuse of Bereavement Leave, Misuse of State Resources, Dishonesty, and Supervisory Neglect of Duty (Release Date: April 2020)
Case Number I2017-1372
Recommendation #1 To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Fish and Wildlife) should clearly define and train staff on procurement roles to avoid having only a few employees primarily guiding an acquisition of this magnitude.
Agency Response From June 2020
Fish and Wildlife stated that it currently trains staff on procurement roles and responsibilities. It also stated that for purchases that exceed its purchasing authority, it relies on the guidance and expertise of Department of General Services (General Services) staff and stated that it will continue to train staff and work with General Services to follow prescribed procurement requirements.