ERIC Number: ED406528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Training Panel: Has Achieved Many of Its Training Program Responsibilities Despite Some Administrative and Planning Problems.
California State Office of the Auditor General, Sacramento.
California's Employment Training Panel was created in 1982 to work in partnership with the state's businesses, labor unions, and government to provide training funds to California businesses. In 1995, the Employment Training Panel's administrative practices, strategic planning efforts, and contracting policies and practices/procedures were reviewed through an audit process that included interviews with panel executives and other key staff and a review of a sample of 15 contracts awarded during fiscal years 1993-94 through 1995-96 and a sample of internal contracts. The panel was found to be handling many of its contracting and administrative responsibilities well; however, several problems/areas requiring improvement were identified. Among the audit's conclusions were the following: the panel inappropriately used a training contract to earmark $7 million for a specific group; the panel may be extending inappropriately the period for which funds are available to it and may be exceeding its administrative cap; the panel could improve its strategic planning efforts; and it should estimate training contract amounts more accurately. The panel generally concurred with the audit findings and agreed that improvements can be made in several areas as identified in the audit report. (MN)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Audits (Verification), Contracts, Job Training, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, State Agencies, State Programs, Strategic Planning
California State Auditor, Bureau of State Audits, 660 J Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95814 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Office of the Auditor General, Sacramento.