COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES 313 N. Figueroa Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 240-8101
Mark Finucane, Director
Board of Supervisors
Gloria Molina First District
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke Second District
Zev Yaroslavsky Third District
Don Knabe Fourth District
Michael D. Antonovich Fifth District
April 30, 1998
Kurt R. Sjoberg, State Auditor Bureau of State Audits 660 J Street, Suite 300 Sacramento, California 95814
Dear Mr. Sjoberg:
RESPONSE TO OFFICE OF AIDS PROGRAMS AND POLICY AUDIT
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the draft version of the County of Los Angeles, Department of Health Services (DHS), Office of AIDS Programs and Policy (OAPP) audit that your office conducted.
Response to recommendations as listed in Chapter 1-Allocation of Personnel Cost
Cease paying for non-AIDS services with AIDS funds. Furthermore, county health services should review the activities of all its AIDS employees and reimburse the appropriate AIDS programs for funds used to pay for county administrative services.
We concur. Effective with July 1997 salaries, OAPP has identified employees on the OAPP item control who currently work at other DHS facilities on non-AIDS services. Internal Vouchers, which are the County’s mechanism to transfer funds between departments, were prepared to transfer the charges to the appropriate department. Additionally, OAPP will pursue transferring these employees items to their respective departments. The reimbursement by Internal Voucher will remain in effect until all employees in this category are transferred out of OAPP’s item control.
Discontinue improperly shifting employees between funding sources.