Report 2009-107.2 Recommendation 9 Responses

Report 2009-107.2: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Inmates Sentenced Under the Three Strikes Law and a Small Number of Inmates Receiving Specialty Health Care Represent Significant Costs (Release Date: May 2010)

Recommendation #9 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

To ensure that custody staffing meets institutional needs, and to provide staff the opportunity to use the amount of leave that they earn in the future, Corrections should update its staffing formulas to accurately represent each of the factors for which custody staff are unavailable to work, such as vacation or sick leave. Corrections should attend to this project before implementing its new business information system to ensure the updated formulas can be used as soon as practical. In addition, Corrections should create a policy for regularly scheduled reviews of the data used in the staffing formulas and update the formulas as necessary.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2012

Effective July 23, 2012, the Division of Adult Institutions of the California Department of Corrections (CDCR) implemented the Blueprint, The Future of California Corrections. This implementation established uniform, standardized staffing at the institutions that will enable the department to operate more efficiently and safely. This model replaced the previous 6 to1 ratio-driven staffing model. This implementation is considered complete, with some minor necessary adjustments at specific institutions based on further reviews.

CDCR also obtained additional relief funding based on accruals to assist in covering the significant scheduled and unscheduled absences to include Vacation, Holiday, Sick, Family Leave Act (FMLA), Jury Duty, Bereavement, Military leaves, etc. Accruals and usage will be reviewed and evaluated for any necessary relief updates.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-107.2

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.