Report I2016-1 Recommendation 4 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 I2014-0970

Recommendation #4 To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of

Fish and Wildlife should, in the future, require its employees to provide proof of their presence when attending trainings or business-related events on state time.

Agency Response From January 2016

Fish and Wildlife reported that it requires employees to complete a training form prior to and after attending most conferences and training. In addition, attendees are expected to attach any supporting certificates of completion after attendance. However, in this case, the training form was not necessary because of the nature of this particular conference. Fish and Wildlife reported that the employee's supervisor appropriately checked with the employee when he returned to work and it stated that the employee was not entirely forthcoming with the details about his actions.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Resolved

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