1. Bureau of State Audit Personnel Audit Recommendation. The Secretary for State and Consumer Services and California Science Center shall implement the recommendations contained in the August 1999 Bureau of State Audit report pertaining to the mismanagement of personnel practices at the California Science Center. The Agency and Center shall report to the Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the chairs of the budget committees in each house on the progress attained in implementing the audit recommendations at the time of the final response to the Bureau of State Audits.
1. Bureau of Private Post-Secondary and Vocational Education. The Bureau of Private Post-Secondary and Vocational Education shall submit to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the chair of the fiscal committees in the Legislature, quarterly progress reports beginning October 1, 2000. The reports should detail the progress the bureau has made in eliminating it's application and complaint workload backlog and at a minimum shall include:
1. Smog Check Program. The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) shall, by October 15, 2000 and quarterly thereafter, provide a report to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees in each house, and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative budget Committee detailing the performance of each program funded by the High Polluter Repair or Removal Account, including the Income Eligible Repair Assistance Program, the Test-Only Repair Assistance Program, and the Vehicle Retirement Program. For each program, the report shall include, but not be limited to, a program description, program participation (including vehicle information), the cost of implementing the program (including administrative costs), and the estimated reduction in emissions (Nitrogen Oxide, Carbon Monoxide, and Hydrocarbons). The estimate of emission reductions shall be done in consultation with the Air Resources Board.
1. Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.
The amount of $1,047,000 is requested to fund two new positions to implement
a new Alternative Dispute Resolution pilot program. The department shall report
to the Legislature on January 1, 2002 regarding the effectiveness of implementing
the program. This includes reporting settlement statistics, cost-benefit analyses,
issues relative to mediation services contracting, and performance relative
to the federal EEOC program. The department shall also identify any impacts
the pilot has on existing investigation and enforcement programs.
1. California Arrearage Management Project. The Franchise Tax Board, in cooperation with the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS), shall, by April 1, 2001, provide a revised child support arrearage collection estimate to the chairs of the budget committees in each house and the Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. The revised child support arrearage collection estimate shall be based on the data provided from the DCSS' Collectibility Study. The revised estimate shall include a description of how the estimate was calculated and a copy of the final Collectibility Study Report.
2. Data Conversion Report. The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) shall submit a report to the chairperson of the fiscal committee in each house of the Legislature and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee that provides descriptions of: the roles and responsibilities of FTB, DCSS and the counties for data conversion to the California Child Support Automation Systems (CCSAS), the Pre-Statewide Interim Systems Management (PRISM) activities as they relate to data conversion, and once a county is converted to an interim system, any additional county conversion and data cleanup activities. The report shall also provide an explanation of how current and future automation efforts with processing of Non-IVD child support orders will be included in the development of CCSAS. The intent of the Legislature is that this report is to be submitted by October 1, 2000.
1. California Integrated Information Network (CIIN). The Department of General Services (DGS) shall, by January 1, 2001, provide a status report to the chairs of the budget committees in each house and the Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee detailing the status of the California Integrated Information Network (CIIN) implementation effort. The status report shall include, to the extent possible, a description of the activities that DGS and the vendor have continued to pursue to remedy problems encountered with the implementation of the CIIN frame-relay network, modifications in the service level agreements between the state and the contractor, and steps the state has taken to prevent future problems.
2. E-Business Center Project. The Department of General Services shall, by April 1, 2001, provide a status report to the chairs of the budget committees in each house and the Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee detailing the state's accomplishments on the E-Business Center Project. The status report shall include, to the extent possible, a description of the overall E-Business Center Project's accomplishments for the year, the portal design which describes the portal's technical architecture and technical elements, a statewide needs assessment which describes California's business community's top priorities for conducting business with the state through Internet access, a business process review for those top priorities, and an examination of alternative and/or private sector financing for the e-business center portal. For the specific study areas of professional licensing, competitive bid processing, procurement expansion, environmental regulation and job posting and recruitment, the report should include, if applicable, analysis of the legacy system impact to process electronic government transactions, identification of potential project risk areas, results from customer surveys, and identification of areas for potential business processes re-engineering.
3. Public Safety Radio Integrated Systems Management (PRISM). The Department of General Services shall, by April 1, 2001, provide a status report to the chairs of the budget committees in each house and the Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee detailing the status of the implementation of the Public Safety Radio Integrated Systems Management (PRISM). The status report shall include, to the extent possible, a description of the PRISM accomplishments to date; changes in implementation strategies as a result of the network design and engineering progress, advances in new radio technologies, and spectrum/frequency availability; proposed activities and equipment purchases over the next 12 months; a description of any changes in the long term PRISM funding needs for both the current public safety radio system and the proposed PRISM system as a result of the changes in the implementation strategies; a discussion of federal funding opportunities; and a PRISM cost breakdown. The PRISM cost breakdown shall display budgeted costs by previous years costs, current year costs, budget year costs and remaining costs. These costs shall be broken down into the following categories: DGS staff costs, including the number of PYs, existing systems costs, PRISM equipment costs, consulting services costs, and other costs.
4. Public Safety Microwave Network. It is the intent of the Legislature that all costs, including the creation of a sinking fund for capitalization of future vaults and towers, should be recovered in the Telecommunications rate structure such that maintenance and operation costs and future vault and tower capital outlay projects will be centralized in the Department of General Services and appropriated from the Service Revolving Fund with costs allocated to user agencies on a rational basis. It is also the intent of the Legislature that state public safety agencies be responsible for their end user equipment and any equipment in the vaults or on the towers that have no potential for being used by other agencies. Therefore, the Department of General Services, in conjunction with the state's public safety agencies, shall provide a report by April 1, 2001, to the chairs of the budget committees in each house and the Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee addressing the feasibility of consolidating maintenance, operation, and construction of vaults and towers associated with the state's radio systems within the Department of General Services. The report shall address: (1) renovation and modification of existing towers and vaults, both public and private; (2) construction of new towers and vaults; (3) leasing agreements, both public and private; (4) transfer of responsibility for maintenance and operation of state-owned towers and vaults; and (5) disposition of ownership of state-owned towers and vaults. The report shall address: (1) functionality; (2) service level; (3) impact to federal, local, and private systems; (4) security; (5) program governance; and (6) coordination with the Public Safety Radio Integrated Systems Management (PRISM) project. In addition, the report shall address the costs of consolidation, alternative funding methods to assess user agencies, and the feasibility of establishing a sinking fund to finance future capital outlay expenditures associated with public safety towers and vaults.
5. Real Estate Services Division, Project Delivery Improvements. The Department of General Services shall submit to the Legislature by November 1, 2000 and each year thereafter, a report of the performance of the Real Estate Services Division (RESD) during the preceding year in meeting capital project delivery goals. This report shall contain the following information for all capital projects for which RESD is responsible:
The report shall also summarize the various causes of delays, the percentage of projects that have been delayed during the reporting period due to the various causes of delays, and the measures RESD proposes to undertake in the ensuing reporting period to prevent the recurrence of similar delays in the future.
1. CEA Conversions. The State Personnel Board shall review each CEA position created or converted from June 30, 1995 to January 1, 1999 at the time that it becomes vacant to ascertain whether it meets current standards for CEA positions and whether or not that CEA position shall be retained or eliminated.
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