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FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING (DFEH)

Department of Fair Employment and Housing: Underfunding and Misguided Policies Compromise Civil Rights Mission 

 

COMMITTE HEARING

Senate Rules Committee, 04/02/2014-Regarding DFEH Report

Note: Skip to minute 41 to view DFEH portion.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

Food Fight: Small Team of State Examiners No Match For Schools That Divert Student Meal Funds

Catch-22s in Detecting Child Care Fraud: Fragmented and Illogical System Hinders Department of Education

 

 

ELDER ABUSE

Dangerous Caregivers: State Failed to Cross-Check Backgrounds, Exposing Elderly to Abusive Workers

California's Elder Abuse Investigators: Ombudsmen Shackled by Conflicting Laws and Duties

 

 

ENERGY

Finding the Sweet Spot: Green Energy Incentives and Job Creation [pdf]

Contracts, Overhead, and "Intellectual Critical Mass." Summary of Recent Critiques of the PIER Program

 

 

FURLOUGHS

Furloughs at the Franchise Tax Board: Loss is Seven Times Greater than the Savings

Furloughs in Federally-Funded Benefit Programs: Backlogs Build and California Compensates with Overtime and Hiring

DMV Shifts into Reverse: Furlough Fridays Eliminate Service Gains at Department of Motor Vehicles without Saving General Fund Money

Furloughs in Round-the-Clock Operations: Savings are Illusory

 

 

HOUSING

Good Deeds Punished: State-Run Mortgage Lender Forecloses on Californians Current on Their Loans

 

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Crash Course: Failure to heed early warnings, troubles of the past contributed to payroll system collapse

 

 

IN-HOME SUPPORT SERVICES

In-Home Supportive Services - Examination of the Impact of SB 1104: The 2004 Quality Assurance Initiative

A Primer on IHSS Fraud and Suggestions for Curbing It

 

 

MENTAL ILLNESS/SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Suspect Treatment: State's Lack of Scrutiny Allows Unscreened Sex Offenders and Unethical Counselors to Treat Addicts

Rogue Rehabs: State Failed to Police Drug And Alcohol Homes, With Deadly Results

Housing the Mentally Ill and Chronically Homeless: An Effective Solution, but Counties Need Greater Flexibility

Caregiver Roulette: California Fails to Screen those who Care for the Elderly at Home

 

 

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

A Courtroom Unlike Any Other: Santa Clara County's Parolee Reentry Court is a Case Study in Reducing Prison Recidivism 

Gun-Toting Auditors and Attorneys: Does the Inspector General Need 105 Armed Peace Officers?

 

 

PUBLIC UTILITIES

California Public Utilities Commission: Gaps Emerge in Telephone Consumer Protections

 

 

REDEVELOPMENT

Where Does the Affordable Housing Money Go? Administrative Spending by Redevelopment Agencies Lacks Accountability

Redevelopment Fund Estimates Create Billion-Dollar Confusion for Policymakers

 

 

TAXES

Tax Haven Report

Bleeding Cash: Over a Decade, Ten Tax Breaks Cost California $6.3 Billion More than Anticipated