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File #: 20-0340    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 2/27/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/17/2020 Final action: 3/17/2020
Title: District Attorney's Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign FY 19/20 budget transfer: 1) Increasing appropriations and estimated revenue in both the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Special Revenue Fund and the District Attorney’s Office by $2,796 due to additional grant funding received for the California Department of Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fraud Program; and 2) Increase Operating Transfers by $59,260 to allow reimbursement of High-Impact Program expenses incurred in FY 18/19. The reimbursement will increase the General Fund revenue, resulting in a decrease to the District Attorney’s Office Net County Cost by $59,260. (4/5 vote required). FUNDING: California Department of Insurance Workers’ Compensation and High-Impact Fraud Programs.
Attachments: 1. A - Budget Transfer, 2. B - WORKERS COMP GAA Amendment 1_19-20 El Dorado (DA EXECUTED)_2.25.20.pdf, 3. Executed Budget Transfer
Related files: 19-1367, 19-0191
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District Attorney's Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign FY 19/20 budget transfer:
1) Increasing appropriations and estimated revenue in both the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Special Revenue Fund and the District Attorney’s Office by $2,796 due to additional grant funding received for the California Department of Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fraud Program; and
2) Increase Operating Transfers by $59,260 to allow reimbursement of High-Impact Program expenses incurred in FY 18/19. The reimbursement will increase the General Fund revenue, resulting in a decrease to the District Attorney’s Office Net County Cost by $59,260. (4/5 vote required).

FUNDING: California Department of Insurance Workers’ Compensation and High-Impact Fraud Programs.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

Since Fiscal Year 2004-05, the District Attorney’s Office has consistently been a recipient of California Department of Insurance (CDI) grant funding, which includes the funding for the Workers’ Compensation Fraud program. The program is designed to aid public agencies in detecting and prosecuting local Workers’ Compensation fraud crimes, with the mission of protecting the public and preventing economic loss. In relation to the Workers’ Compensation Fraud program, CDI also administers the High-Impact Insurance Fraud Program, which is specifically designated for the funding of enhanced fraud investigation cases of which suspected loss is at least $1,000,000 or higher.

FY 18/19 High-Impact Insurance Fraud Grant

During FY 18/19, the District Attorney’s Office was granted the one-time High-Impact Program award to fund the expenses of a particular fraud case. Per item 19-0191 approved on February 26, 2019, the Board authorized the acceptance of the program grant agreement in the amount of $60,000. The associated budget transfer modifying the general fund appropriations did not reflect that the revenue would be deposited into the appropriate Workers’ Compensati...

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