January 2010-December 2010

Report NumberRelease DateTitleAgency
10-66 12/10 Pretrial Release Programs’ Data Collection Methods and Requirements Could ImproveJudicial System
10-65 12/10 Profile of Florida’s Public Workforce Education Program Providers by Service AreaEducation, Department of
10-64 12/10 Time and Costs Are Increasing for Counties to Complete the Value Adjustment Board ProcessRevenue, Department of
10-63 12/10 Colleges Perform Slightly Better Than School Districts in Career Education; Neither Clearly Outperforms in Adult EducationEducation, Department of
10-62 12/10 Consolidating Workforce Education Would Bring More Uniformity; Mixed Results on Whether Evidence Supports Other Stakeholder ArgumentsEducation, Department of
10-61 12/10 School Districts and Colleges Share Responsibility for Workforce Education; Duplication Is MinimalEducation, Department of
10-60 12/10 The Florida Growth Fund Added Investments in 2010, but It Is Still Too Early to Assess Total Economic ImpactAdministration, State Board of
10-59 12/10 2010 Annotated Listing of Legislative RecommendationsMulti-Agency; OPPAGA
10-58 11/10 Few Local Governments Have Adopted Optional Recreational Surface Water Use PoliciesCommunity Affairs, Department of; Economic Opportunity, Department of
10-57 11/10 Steps Taken to Improve the VPK Program; Additional Actions Needed To Increase Program AccountabilityChildren and Families, Department of; Economic Opportunity, Department of; Education, Department of; Workforce Innovation, Agency for
10-56 10/10 Many Florida Programs Enhance Students’ Career and College ReadinessEducation, Department of
10-55 10/10 Juvenile Justice Students Face Barriers to High School Graduation and Job TrainingEducation, Department of; Juvenile Justice, Department of
10-54 10/10 Without Changes, Expansion Drug Courts Unlikely to Realize Expected Cost SavingsCorrections, Department of; Judicial System
10-53 9/10 Most Local Governments Participating in the Expedited Review Process Report BenefitsCommunity Affairs, Department of; Economic Opportunity, Department of
10-52 9/10 DOE Improved the Statewide Course Numbering System; Oversight and Accuracy Issues RemainEducation, Department of; Florida College System
10-51 8/10 Legislature Clarified Responsibility for Educating Exceptional Students in Residential FacilitiesChildren and Families, Department of; Education, Department of; Health Care Administration, Agency for; Juvenile Justice, Department of; Persons with Disabilities, Agency for
10-50 7/10 The PSC Has Enhanced Its Consumer Services and Participation in Florida’s Lifeline Program Has Substantially IncreasedPublic Service Commission
10-49 7/10 Florida Colleges and Universities Are Addressing Textbook AffordabilityEducation, Department of
10-48 7/10 Steps Taken to Improve FACTS; Better Information on Postsecondary Student Use Is Still NeededEducation, Department of
10-47 7/10 DCF and Lead Agencies Have Made Progress in Reducing Barriers to Successful AdoptionsChildren and Families, Department of
10-46 6/10 Florida Retirement System Pension Plan Valuation Met StandardsManagement Services, Department of
10-45 6/10 APD Waiting List Process Now More Useful for Planning and Budgeting; Multi-year Plan Still NeededPersons with Disabilities, Agency for
10-44 6/10 State’s Food Safety Programs Have Improved Performance and Financial Self-SufficiencyAgriculture and Consumer Services, Department of; Business and Professional Regulation, Department of; Health, Department of
10-43 5/10 University Implementation and State Oversight of Common Program Prerequisites Has ImprovedBoard of Governors of the State University System; Education, Department of
10-42 5/10 Steps Taken to Improve Juvenile Justice Direct-Care Staff Screening and TrainingJuvenile Justice, Department of
10-41 5/10 Increased Accountability and Oversight of University Centers and Institutes Is NeededBoard of Governors of the State University System
10-40 4/10 Insufficient Information Available to Fully Assess the Success of the Self-Directed Care ProgramChildren and Families, Department of
10-39 4/10 Zero Tolerance Policy Rescinded and Alternatives Implemented to Address Technical ViolationsCorrections, Department of; Judicial System
10-38 4/10 Redirection Saves $51.2 Million and Continues to Reduce RecidivismJuvenile Justice, Department of
10-37 4/10 Supplemental Report: Profiles of State University Health CentersBoard of Governors of the State University System
10-36 4/10 Some Progress Made in Monitoring Services for Gifted Students; Additional Steps NeededEducation, Department of
10-35 4/10 Profile of Changes to Florida’s Public Career Education Program OfferingsEducation, Department of; Florida College System
10-34 4/10 School Districts and Florida College System Institutions Frequently Change Their Career Education ProgramsEconomic Opportunity, Department of; Education, Department of; Workforce Innovation, Agency for
10-33 3/10 The State Could Consider Several Options to Maximize Its Use of Funds for Medicaid Home and Community-Based ServicesElder Affairs, Department of; Health Care Administration, Agency for
10-32 3/10 Enhanced Detection, Stronger Sanctions, Managed Care Fiscal Safeguards, and a Fraud and Abuse Strategic Plan Are Needed to Further Protect Medicaid FundsHealth Care Administration, Agency for
10-31 3/10 The Legislature Could Consider Several Options for Modifying State Employee CompensationManagement Services, Department of
10-30 3/10 DCF Has Improved Some Aspects of Independent Living Program Oversight; Other Long-Standing Problems RemainChildren and Families, Department of
10-29 3/10 FRS Defined Contribution Plan Costs Are Typically More Predictable; the Fiscal Impact of Requiring New Employees to Enroll in the Plan Is Influenced by Many FactorsAdministration, State Board of; Management Services, Department of
10-28 3/10 DROP Could Be Improved by Defining Its Purpose, Standardizing Requirements, and Ensuring That Benefits Are Equitably FundedManagement Services, Department of
10-27 3/10 Intermediate Sanctions for Non-Violent Offenders Could Produce SavingsCorrections, Department of; Judicial System
10-26 3/10 Florida Should Not Use the Targeted Occupations Lists as the Sole Criteria to Fund Career Education ProgramsEconomic Opportunity, Department of; Education, Department of; Workforce Innovation, Agency for
10-25 2/10 Pinellas County Should Track Fire and EMS Costs to Set Benchmarks, Control Costs, and Evaluate Alternative Service Delivery ModelsCommunity Affairs, Department of; Economic Opportunity, Department of
10-24 2/10 Funding Model for Career and Adult Education Is Reasonable but Needs Some ImprovementsEducation, Department of; School Districts
10-23 2/10 The Alzheimer’s Disease Waiver Program Does Not Delay Nursing Home Entry More Effectively Than Other Waivers and Costs the State More Per Participant Than Most Waivers That Serve Similar PersonsElder Affairs, Department of; Health Care Administration, Agency for
10-22 2/10 Florida Has Made Limited Progress in Streamlining Business Processes; One-Stop Portals of Benefit to Some Other StatesRevenue, Department of; State, Department of
10-21 2/10 Options to Modify Harbor Pilot Oversight Could Improve Regulation and Rate SettingBusiness and Professional Regulation, Department of
10-20 2/10 Limited Data Is Available Regarding Number of Mandatory Homeowners Associations; Options Exist for Information Gathering and State OversightBusiness and Professional Regulation, Department of
10-19 2/10 Florida Retirement System Funds and Investment Returns Declined with the Economy; the SBA Reports That Its Investment Strategy Is Designed to Withstand LossesAdministration, State Board of; Management Services, Department of
10-18 1/10 Public Career Education Programs Differ From Private Programs on Their Admission Requirements, Costs, Financial Aid Availability, and Student OutcomesEconomic Opportunity, Department of; Education, Department of; Workforce Innovation, Agency for
10-17 1/10 Lottery Jackpots, Retailer Density, and Advertising Drive Transfers to EducationLottery, Department of the
10-16 1/10 Lottery Profits Flat; Increasing Retailer Outlets Is Critical to Increasing SalesLottery, Department of the
10-15 1/10 Several Options Are Available for Modifying the Florida Retirement System’s Class Structure to Reduce System CostsAdministration, State Board of; Management Services, Department of
10-14 1/10 Since Implementing Statutory Changes, the State Board of Nursing Has Approved More Nursing Programs; the Legislature Should Address Implementation IssuesBoard of Governors of the State University System; Education, Department of; Health, Department of
10-13 1/10 2009 Annotated Listing of Legislative RecommendationsMulti-Agency; OPPAGA
10-12 1/10 911 Call Center Training in Florida Varies; Options Exist for Creating Minimum StandardsEducation, Department of; Health, Department of; Management Services, Department of
10-11A 1/10 Clerk and Court State Funded Court-Related 2009-10 Fiscal Year Budget InformationJudicial System
10-11 1/10 Little Duplication in Court-Related Services; Clerk/Court Cooperation Should Be ImprovedJudicial System
10-10 1/10 Profile of Florida's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services WaiversChildren and Families, Department of; Elder Affairs, Department of; Health Care Administration, Agency for; Health, Department of; Persons with Disabilities, Agency for
10-09 1/10 Number of For-Profit Hospices Has Grown; Current Measures and Standards Are Not Sufficient to Assess Hospice QualityElder Affairs, Department of; Health Care Administration, Agency for
10-08 1/10 Pretrial Release Programs’ Compliance With New Reporting Requirements Is MixedCorrections, Department of; Judicial System
10-07 1/10 Youth Entering the State’s Juvenile Justice Programs Have Substantial Educational Deficits; Available Data Is Insufficient to Assess Learning Gains of StudentsEducation, Department of; Juvenile Justice, Department of
10-06 1/10 Public Adjuster Representation in Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Claims Extends the Time to Reach a Settlement and Also Increases Payments to Citizens’ PolicyholdersFinancial Services, Department of
10-05 1/10 Biotechnology Clusters Developing Slowly; Startup Assistance May Encourage GrowthGovernor, Executive Office of the
10-04 1/10 Some Alternative Work Arrangements Can Reduce Costs and Provide Employee BenefitsMulti-Agency
10-03 1/10 DBPR Increased Unlicensed Construction Enforcement Efforts; Electronic Submission Could Improve Complaint ProcessingBusiness and Professional Regulation, Department of
10-02S 2/10 Sunset Review: Better Coordination Between Florida and the Federal Government Could Expedite Removal of Undocumented Aliens in Mental Health InstitutionsChildren and Families, Department of
10-02 1/10 Motor Vehicle Electronic Filing System Is Beneficial But Stronger Oversight NeededHighway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Department of
10-01S 1/10 Sunset Review: The Department of Children and Families and the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation Use Similar Eligibility Determination Processes, But Coordinate to Minimize DuplicationChildren and Families, Department of
10-01 1/10 Most AA Graduates Pursue Baccalaureate Degrees, but Many Lack Information About Articulation PoliciesBoard of Governors of the State University System; Education, Department of