Report I2009-0702 Recommendation 5 Responses

Report I2009-0702: Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Its Poor Internal Controls Allowed Facilities to Overpay Employees for Inmate Supervision (Release Date: November 2009)

Case Number I2009-0702

Recommendation #5 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

To ensure that all overpayments are returned to the State, Corrections should initiate accounts receivable for the employees identified as receiving improper payments and should begin collection efforts for these accounts.

Agency Response From May 2010

Corrections informed us that it had decided not to pursue collection efforts against the employees whom we had identified as receiving improper payments. It explained that it did not believe it would prevail in an arbitration hearing since it had not established a formal operating procedure at the time of our investigation and it lacked documentation to demonstrate that the payments were improper.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Resolved

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