Report I2016-1 Recommendation 29 Responses

Report I2016-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Misuse of State Resources, Forgery, False Time Reporting, Financial Interests Disclosure Violations, and Waste of State Funds (Release Date: February 2016)

Case Number I2014-0948

Recommendation #29 To: State Hospitals, Department of

State Hospitals should create and implement a system that will allow supervisors to adequately assess the hours worked by psychiatrists and other exempt employees.

Agency Response From February 2017

State Hospitals informed us that it has implemented a number of policies and procedures to address the recommendation. Specifically, it now requires exempt employees to sign in and out upon their arrival and departure from their work areas, and a supervisor is assigned to review the sign-in sheets to ensure compliance. Also, each program director is required to submit a timeliness attendance audit report each month that contains a summation of employees' attendance compliance or non-compliance.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response From March 2016

State Hospitals reported that executive management at Patton is developing auditing procedures to ensure that exempt employees adhere to their work schedules. In addition, it stated that Patton executive management is developing procedures for conducting random reviews of work hours.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

All Recommendations in I2016-1