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Lax Oversight of State Apprenticeship Programs Results in Overpayments, Auditor Reports. Government agencies responsible for overseeing an apprenticeship program for air-conditioning workers have been so lax in their duties that more than one-third of the payments made to the program were for purposes that shouldn’t have been allowed, the state auditor reported November 15. The Air Conditioning Trade Association (ACTA) is a nonprofit organization that provides apprenticeship training and education in the use of sheet metal for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. The state Division of Apprenticeship Standards, within the Department of Industrial Relations; the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office; and the Central Unified School District are among the entities responsible for oversight.

The auditor found:

(Source: State Auditor Report 2016-110, November 15.)

November 29, 2016

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